Adam S Paris

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Adam Paris is a member of S&C’s Litigation Group and has been a partner of the Firm since January 2006.  Prior to joining S&C, Adam was a Law Clerk to Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and, before that, to Chief Judge Marilyn Huff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Adam has more than twenty years of experience advising clients on a variety of complex business litigation matters, with particular concentration on antitrust/unfair competition matters, trade secrets litigation, mergers & acquisition litigation and securities litigation. He regularly appears in federal and state courts throughout the country, has first-chaired civil jury and bench trials and handled domestic and international arbitrations through hearings on the merits.  Adam’s antitrust practice has included the defense of private class action litigation, criminal investigations by the Department of Justice, and merger clearances (including four multi-billion dollar transactions) before the Federal Trade Commission or Department of Justice.

Highly regarded as one of the country’s leading litigators, Adam is regularly recognized by such authorities as Chambers USAThe Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. He has also been repeatedly named a BTI Client Service All-Star, an award which honors lawyers who have “mastered the art of superior client service.” In 2020, Adam was recognized by the National Law Journal as a “Litigation Trailblazer” for delivering successful outcomes in some of S&C’s highest-stakes antitrust and competition cases, including serving as lead trial lawyer in a crucial court battle for Pabst Blue Ribbon, which ended in a settlement favorable to his client. Adam is also a member of Law360’s Competition Editorial Advisory Board (2022).


  • 1997, Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • 1994, Yale University, B.S.

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  • New York
  • California

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