Adam Giffords Kurtz focuses his practice on securities and antitrust litigation.
Adam was a member of the Firm’s litigation team in the securities class action against Brazil’s largest oil company, Petrobras, arising from a multi-billion-dollar kickback and bribery scheme, in which the Firm, as sole Lead Counsel, achieved a precedent-setting legal ruling and a historic $3 billion settlement for the Class.
Adam served as a law clerk to the Honorable Juan G. Burciaga, then Chief United States District Judge, District of New Mexico and began his career as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he worked on complex securities fraud and antitrust litigation. He was also a solo practitioner in New Mexico where he concentrated on federal criminal defense and civil litigation. In addition, Adam served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the General Litigation and Labor and Employment law divisions of the New York City Law Department.
Adam graduated cum laude from New York Law School in 1988, where he was Book Review Editor of the New York Law School Law Review. In June 2009, Adam received an MBA from the Baruch/Mt. Sinai Graduate Program in Health Care Administration. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Adam is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.