Meet Adam

Adam Schwartz, Of Counsel

Adam J Schwartz is a multi-faceted transactional and litigation attorney. He has been in practice for 15 years, first in the litigation department at the Washington, D.C. office of Paul Hastings, LLP, and then in solo practice in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his work with Aecus Law, Adam also has a private practice in which he offers general-counsel-for-hire services to clients in the creative industries. Those services include business organization advising; employment counseling; intellectual property protection; negotiation of IP licenses, master services agreements, and other business-to-business transactions; and risk assessment. In his solo capacity, Adam also provides litigation services, and he has successfully defended clients facing lawsuits involving defamation, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, the Lanham Act, and the California Unfair Competition and False Advertising statutes.

Adam graduated from Northwestern University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech. Thereafter, he lived in Los Angeles and worked in the film industry as a grip and film set electrician. Adam later moved to Washington, D.C., and graduated from The George Washington University in 2007, earning dual degrees: a Master of Arts from The Elliott School of International Affairs and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from The GWU Law School. In 2012, after five years at Paul Hastings, Adam decided to move back to Los Angeles, mostly for the weather.

Adam is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California and the Central District of California. Adam is licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C.

Fun Facts

About Adam

In addition to practicing law, Adam is an accomplished pianist and drummer and has played in several pop/rock bands in the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles areas. He writes and records music in his home studio and tries not to make everything sound too much like Elton John. In his remaining time, Adam writes mediocre spy novels and tries not to make everything sound too much like John le Carré. He also participates annually each November in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), when thousands of writers across the globe compete to write a first draft of a new novel in 30 days.