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Adam S. Hoffinger is a partner and co-chair of Schulte Roth & Zabel’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group. Adam focuses his practice on complex civil and white collar criminal matters, including securities, health care, False Claims Act (“qui tam”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export sanctions, criminal tax, money laundering, antitrust and bankruptcy. He counsels corporations and individuals in compliance matters, internal investigations, and congressional and regulatory matters. He also represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation.
Adam has defended numerous high-ranking executives and general counsel from some of the world’s largest companies, as well as high-profile staff and members of the Senate, Congress, White House and various government agencies, faced with federal and state criminal investigations and indictments. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has successfully tried cases throughout the country.
In addition to Benchmark Litigation, Adam has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, International Who’s Who of Business Crimes Defense Lawyers, Global Investigations Review, The Legal 500 United States, Washingtonian Magazine and Washington DC Super Lawyers. Adam was named “Government Investigations Attorney of the Year” for 2015 and “Life Sciences Star” from 2013 to 2016 in LMG Life Sciences. In addition, he was recognized in the National Law Journal’s “Hot Defense List” for his jury trial victory on behalf of a former pharmaceutical executive in a criminal case charging conspiracy and violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
From 1985 to 1990, Adam served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1990. He is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School and has been an instructor at Georgetown University Law Center’s National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 1992. He also serves on the alumni board of the Fordham University School of Law. Adam received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from Trinity College.
Last Updated 3rd October 2017