Adam Michaels is of counsel in the Health Effects Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office. He has more than 15 years of experience representing business clients in complex litigation in the areas of commercial, products liability, class action, and consumer fraud litigation, with a primary emphasis on the defense of federal multidistrict litigation and state Attorneys General claims.
Mr. Michaels has represented and advised clients in cases involving a range of claims including product liability, unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud, RICO, Fair Credit Reporting Act, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and trademark infringement.
Recent engagements include:
Mr. Michaels is a 1998 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an attorney with the Criminal Justice Clinic and was a member of the American Criminal Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1994, with an A.B. in U.S. history.
- defending pharmaceutical companies against wrongful death, personal injury and consumer fraud claims involving marketed products
- defending pharmaceutical companies in state Attorney General litigation and investigations
- conducting internal corporate investigations
- defending a health care company in litigation alleging breach of nondisclosure agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets
- defending a student loan servicer in multiple cases alleging Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collections Practices Act violations.
Mr. Michaels is admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, the federal courts of New York and Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.