Overview

Adam is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment practice group. He has significant experience in litigating wage and hour, employment discrimination, and wrongful discharge cases. Adam has represented employers before administrative agencies and in federal and state courts. Adam also has substantial experience in defending wage and hour class actions and collective actions across the country. He counsels clients on a broad range of employment issues, including federal and state employment law compliance; employee discipline, accommodation, and termination decisions; and the drafting of employee handbooks.

Career highlights include:

  • Defending clients in various nationwide Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions
  • Defeating class certification for employer in putative wage and hour class action in California
  • Obtaining decertification for employer in wage and hour class action in California
  • Obtaining summary judgment for employers in various state and federal discrimination cases
  • Assisting employers with the development and implementation of compliant Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies and procedures
  • Defeating conditional certification in FLSA collective actions
  • Directing employment-related due diligence for company mergers and acquisition
  • Counseling employers on compliance with FLSA and state wage and hour laws, including auditing job descriptions to determine proper classifications

Adam regularly provides training and lectures on a variety of employment law topics, including harassment, discrimination, employee relations, union awareness, and compliance with the FMLA, the ADA, and the FLSA.

Adam received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.  He received his B.A. from Miami University.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2022-2023; Employment Law - Management, 2023

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Education

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2008, Order of the Coif

Miami University, B.A., 2005

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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