Adam Nadelhaft is a senior litigation associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office who represents clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, including antitrust litigation, products liability claims, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, and white-collar criminal proceedings.
Mr. Nadelhaft was part of the team that represented Monsanto Company in significant patent, contract, and antitrust litigation against E.I. DuPont de Nemours in federal court in Missouri, which recently resulted in a $1 billion judgment in Monsanto’s favor on the patent and contract claims. Mr. Nadelhaft has also represented Monsanto in connection with antitrust claims in Missouri federal court brought by six seed company licensees, alleging that Monsanto’s license agreements constituted unlawful tying and exclusive dealing arrangements. Previously, Mr. Nadelhaft was a key participant in the trial and appeal to the FTC that reversed a divestiture order in the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare matter.
Mr. Nadelhaft currently represents a track control equipment manufacturer in products liability litigation arising out of the Washington Metrorail accident in June 2009, In re Fort Totten Metrorail Cases. That case is currently pending in federal court in Washington, D.C. His other products liability experience includes representing a client in the pharmaceutical industry in D.C. district court, which resulted in dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims.
Mr. Nadelhaft has been involved in a number of internal investigations regarding allegations of violations of the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Anti-Kickback Act. He has also successfully assisted in the defense of a client accused of conspiracy to commit accounting fraud.
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Nadelhaft has argued in front of the 7th Circuit in a habeas matter and won an appeal before the DC Circuit.
Mr. Nadelhaft also has given his time to pro bono work on child custody matters and prisoner rights litigation.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Nadelhaft was recognized by SuperLawyers as a 2013 Washington DC Rising Star.
Mr. Nadelhaft received a Certificate of Appreciation from the District Court for the District of Columbia in recognition of valuable services rendered as a member of the civil pro bono panel.
Mr. Nadelhaft received a B.A. in Political Science and Communications, Law, Economics, and Government, magna cum laude, from the American University in 2000, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Chi Fraternities. He received a J.D., magna cum laude, with honors, from The University of Michigan Law School in 2003, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review.
Speeches and Publications
- “Paying a Witness’s Attorneys’ Fees: The ABCs of an Ethical Inducement Are ETHICS,” BNA’s Criminal Law Reporter, co-author, July 2010.