Joe Adams represents clients in commercial disputes such as securities and shareholder suits, corporate governance matters, partnership and LLC disputes, employee benefits litigation, and class actions. His clients include public companies, start-ups and emerging companies, officers and directors, shareholders and owners of companies, and individuals.
Joe serves as Chair of the firm’s Securities and Shareholder Litigation Group.
Joe also counsels clients seeking to resolve issues with regulators or before litigation. He frequently represents clients before regulatory agencies such as the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Labor (DOL), and state regulatory agencies. He also advises clients on compliance issues and oversees internal investigations regarding financial restatements, accounting issues, and instances of alleged wrongdoing raised by whistleblowers.
Joe began his career practicing intellectual property litigation with a well-known Silicon Valley law firm and continues to represent clients in their intellectual property matters, including cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising and unfair competition disputes, and the liability of web site operators.
Stanford Law School (J.D., 1997)
Stanford Law Review
Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance
University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1994)
Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness (2020-2023) (Appointed by Chief Justice Brutinel)