Adam M. Federer received his bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Washington University (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance). He received his J.D. in 2017 from Temple University Beasley School of Law where he was awarded the Law Faculty Scholarship.
Mr. Federer concentrates his practice on representing aggrieved investors in complex securities class action litigation and shareholder derivative litigation. He is currently representing plaintiffs in In re Plug Power, Inc. Securities Litigation, In re Conduent Securities Litigation, Valdes v. Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. et al., and Rudi v. Wexner et al.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Federer was an Associate at Robert C. Gottlieb & Associates, where he practiced white-collar criminal and complex civil litigation. Mr. Federer has litigated complex civil matters in both federal and state courts in various jurisdictions, including commercial matters, business disputes, trademark infringement, counterfeiting, bankruptcy-related issues, and financial fraud. He has also defended a wide variety of both individual and corporate criminal and white-collar clients in federal and state courts contemporaneous with pending investigations and prosecutions commenced by the Department of Justice and state prosecuting agencies, including multibillion-dollar Ponzi-like schemes.
Before joining Robert C. Gottlieb & Associates, Mr. Federer spent several years working as a Corporate Communications and Crisis Management Consultant at Edelman and Abernathy MacGregor. Mr. Federer provided strategic public relations, investor relations and crisis management counsel to clients in a variety of industries. He has particularly strong expertise advising clients in all phases of crisis preparedness and response. His crisis management experience spans a broad range of issues, including regulatory matters, complex litigation issues, product failures or recalls, facilities disasters, unexpected management changes, and other special crisis situations.
Mr. Federer is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.