Adam Schlatner focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, representing clients in a wide range of matters including contract, securities, labor and employment, shareholder, products liability, antitrust, executive compensation, consumer fraud and IP cases, as well as corporate internal investigations. His practice has included the representation of executives in a variety of director and officer liability cases, including securities class and derivative litigation, internal, governmental and regulatory investigations, and other contexts. Adam has handled matters across a number of industries, including consumer products, financial services, sports, real estate, accounting, energy, construction, software and technology, pharmaceutical, and insurance. Additionally, Adam has extensive experience in both corporate and real estate transactional matters.
Adam also heads up the firm's nationally recognized Sports industry team, which represents all sectors in the sports world including professional and amateur teams and organizations, team owners and executives, professional leagues, professional and amateur athletes, agents and agencies, broadcast and media providers, venues and arena management companies, corporate sponsors and sporting equipment manufacturers. The firm was recently recognized by Holt Hackney Publications as one of the Top 20 Law Firms in the Professional Sports Team Industry. In this capacity, Adam has played an integral role in the firm's annual “Sports Law for Rookies & Veterans” conference. He is a frequent commentator on business and legal issues facing the industry and co-teaches a sports law class at the University of Miami School of Law. Most recently, he hosted a Spring 2017 Short Course called "Cutting Edge Issues for Sports Law Practitioners in a Collectively Bargained World."
Adam earned his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, graduating cum laude. He received his bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Binghamton with honors, majoring in political science. Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor, Adam was a partner at Winston & Strawn, where he spent the first 18 years of his career.