Adam Goldstein has over ten years of experience handling complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and government enforcement actions.
Adam represents global companies in multi-jurisdictional investigations and litigation, and in connection with the development and implementation of cross-border risk mitigation and compliance programs. His work involves the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), US export control laws, economic sanctions, antitrust and unfair competition, consumer credit, and intellectual property disputes, and he appears on behalf of clients before various state and federal trial and appellate courts, in addition to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of State, Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
- A Chinese telecommunications company in a five-year export controls and economic sanctions investigation by the DOJ, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) from investigation to settlement
- A global financial institution, defending against alleged violations of the FCA and state tort law, arising from payments tendered to the company pursuant to government guarantee program
- An aerospace and defense company, conducting a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional due diligence review in conjunction with an acquisition of another company
- A major medical device company, asserting claims based on alleged misappropriation of intellectual property and trade secrets by a former executive
- A major mortgage servicer, defending against multi-million-dollar claims relating to lending and credit reporting under federal and state law, including successfully arguing the appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- Highly involved in the DC Children's Law Center (CLC), an organization dedicated to serving and advocating for families in the District. In addition to serving on the Advisory Board, Adam has handled or assisted with dozens of cases helping CLC clients.
News and client work
- CLOUD Act Authorizes Seizure of Foreign-Stored Records – Resolves Core Issues in U.S. v Microsoft Ahead of SCOTUS Decision, June 2018, Privacy & Cybersecurity Law, LexisNexis
- Montgomery v. Louisiana – Providing Some Hope to Inmates, July 2016, The Harbinger
- Brief of Amici Curiae Pascal F. Calogero, Jr., Burk Foster, John Whitley, and the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights in support of Petitioner, Henry Montgomery v. State of Louisiana, No. 14-280
- Brief of Amici Curiae Former Juvenile Court Judges in support of Petitioner, Evan Miller v. Alabama, Kuntrell Jackson v. Ray Hobbs, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction, No. 10-9646 & 10-9647
Career and qualifications
- University of Pennsylvania (BA, cum laude) 1999
- Associate and Business Analyst for a Fortune 200 company specializing in consumer lending 2000
- University of Utah (JD, Order of the Coif, Utah Law Review Editor) 2006
- Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Maryland 2006
- Law Clerk, Honorable Tena Campbell, US District Court for the District of Utah 2007
- Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2009
- Joined Clifford Chance 2013