Adam Pollock is a recognized, respected litigator, with deep experience and stellar professional credentials from both private practice and government, and a background in the technology industry. He provides high-quality case strategy and representation for domestic and international clients litigating civil lawsuits, disputes, and arbitrations; defending regulatory and criminal enforcement actions, investigations, and prosecutions; and facing the immigration consequences stemming therefrom. Indeed, Adam especially delivers solutions for clients facing issues on multiple fronts. Complementing this practice, he both defends False Claims Act suits, and files qui tam whistleblower actions, in a broad range of industries.
Adam joined Ford O’Brien in 2017 after having served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York Office of the Attorney General. While in government, Adam handled a wide range of civil and criminal matters, focusing especially on using the False Claims Act to recover in cases in which the State had been defrauded. Adam drove all aspects of enforcement and prosecution, including investigation, taking testimony, and representing the State in court.
Adam’s cases focused on a broad array of industries. Among the public cases that Adam litigated, he led a 17-jurisdiction working group that achieved a multi-million dollar settlement in a procurement matter; he led a complicated, multi-defendant investigation of minority and women-owned business fraud; and he prosecuted New York’s first False Claims Act case arising from a failure to pay prevailing wages. Thanks to his service, Adam was nominated for the national Taxpayers Against Fraud “Honest Abe” award for integrity in government service.
Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Adam was an attorney at the criminal and civil litigation boutique Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. He represented individuals throughout the United States and from various countries in state and federal criminal cases, including healthcare fraud, tax, and antitrust prosecutions. And because New York is home to disputes touching on every aspect of the global business world, Adam also represented individuals and corporations at all stages of civil litigation, from complaint through trial, in diverse areas of the law including common law fraud and consumer protection. Adam was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for litigation.
Adam attended the University of Michigan, where he studied computer science, and spent a year at Tel Aviv University, taking courses in middle eastern politics. After a stint working on cloud computing in Silicon Valley, he attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Levy Scholar in Law and Public Governance. He graduated from Penn cum laude, clerked for Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein in the Southern District of New York, and then spent six months at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Adam is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, and in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York.