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Adam M. Burton



Adam Burton advises clients facing complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on intellectual property and securities matters.

While attending New York University School of Law, Adam served as a clinic extern in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and in the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Law Department. He also conducted extensive research into the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which informed updates to a leading treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure. As an undergraduate at Yale College, he served as a Liman Fellow with the Legal Aid Society.

Before entering law school, Adam received a master’s degree in conflict resolution and mediation from Tel Aviv University. While living in Israel, he volunteered at Hand in Hand, an innovative coexistence school for Israelis and Palestinians. Adam speaks conversational Hebrew and Spanish.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • Aerospace start-up Zunum Aero Inc., winning a jury verdict finding Boeing liable for $81.3 million for misappropriating substantial trade secrets related to the development of electric and hybrid-electric aircrafts.
  • Sealed Air as defendant in securities litigation in the Southern District of New York.

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New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2023; Law Review Alumni Association Award; Frank H. Sommer Memorial Award; Butler Scholar; Pomeroy Scholar; Order of the Coif; Notes Editor, New York University Law Review)

Tel Aviv University (M.A., Conflict Resolution and Mediation, magna cum laude, 2019)

Yale College (B.A., History, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2018)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
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