Adam Hemlock is a partner in Weil’s Antitrust Practice Group. He regularly represents clients in civil and criminal antitrust investigations and litigations, as well as commercial litigations and disputes.
Adam has been recognized in a variety of legal and business publications for his work on civil and criminal antitrust matters, including as a leading lawyer nationwide and in New York by Chambers USA, a recommended lawyer nationwide by Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal, and a “Future Star” in New York by Benchmark Litigation. Chambers USA reports that Adam has a “particularly impressive practice,” and “is respected in the market for his adept handling of criminal cartel investigations.” According to peers, he is a “really exceptional lawyer” and is commended for his “business sense and practical advice.”
Adam regularly represents clients in criminal antitrust investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, and has served as lead coordinating counsel for clients under investigation in multiple jurisdictions, including the European Union, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Brazil. Adam routinely defends clients in cartel class action lawsuits across the United States. In addition to cartel litigation, Adam has handled a variety of private antitrust litigation cases, including disputes regarding exclusivity, bundling/tying, joint ventures and group boycotts. Adam has substantial experience in the antitrust/intellectual property area, where he has litigated cases and counseled clients on the antitrust legality of patent pools, standard setting activities, and technology transactions among competitors. He has also represented clients in merger counseling and notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. In addition to his work in the antitrust area, Adam has represented clients in various commercial dispute matters, including complex commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution procedures. He has particular experience representing foreign clients in U.S. legal proceedings.
Adam has worked on behalf of many major domestic and foreign clients, including Panasonic, Bridgestone, Chemtrade, United HealthCare, Taiyo Yuden, S&P Global, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, JVC Kenwood, Interstate Batteries, Calsonic Kansei, Copyright Clearance Center, Toray Industries, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo, Polyplastics, Vantec, Pegatron, American Airlines, Telecom Italia, Medpointe, Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep, Global Foundries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Texas Instruments, Perricone, Reuters, Denak, Iridian, DirecTV, Hughes Aircraft, Sumitomo Chemical, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and others.
Adam is currently a Vice-Chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section, and previously served as Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee. He is a member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program, Inc., a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Minorities in the Profession, and a leader of [email protected], the Firm’s Hispanic affinity group. He heads the Firm’s Asylum Practice Team and routinely represents asylum applicants in administrative proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security and in federal courts.
Adam is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches a class on international antitrust cartels. He has lectured at Fordham Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the Practicing Law Institute, the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) and other venues. Adam previously served as a legal intern at the Federal Trade Commission, where he worked on several antitrust and consumer protection investigations. Adam also worked for Panasonic Corporation in Japan as legal counsel for two years, where he advised the company on a variety of dispute, regulatory, and transactional matters. He is a contributing author to Antitrust Adviser and the ABA’s Antitrust Law Developments, and has appeared on Japanese national television on the subject of e-discovery and U.S. litigation.
Emrys Davis, Toshiaki Tada, Sally Southwell, Barbara Rosenberg, and Federico Rossi talk about cartel penalties in different parts of the world.
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