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 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 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.
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