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Adam Harber litigates complex civil and criminal cases. 

Adam’s civil practice focuses on representing major technology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies in patent litigation and technology-related disputes. Adam has argued successfully before the Federal Circuit and tried numerous cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. Adam has been recognized as a “Legal Lion” by Law360, a “Rising Star” in the 2016-2020 issues of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine, and clients described him in The Legal 500’s 2020 Guide as “an excellent oral advocate” who is “incredibly hard-working, super sharp, and can absorb and hold very tricky, nuanced, technical information without getting lost in the weeds.” Adam’s clients have included Google, Dropbox, Intel, Samsung, Discord, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Medtronic, and C.R. Bard. 

Adam also continues Williams & Connolly’s tradition of representing individuals and corporations facing challenging, high-profile investigations and litigation against the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other government agencies. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies and CEOs, and represented former Jefferies bond trader Jesse Litvak in the closely-watched appeal and retrial of securities fraud charges, which led to his acquittal by the jury on, or dismissal by the government of, all charges. 

Adam received his B.S., with honors, from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2006, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and argued for the winning team in the 94th Annual Ames Moot Court Competition. Before joining Williams & Connolly in 2007, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 


Updated July 2021