Adam Pergament represents public and private companies and individuals in government investigations and complex civil litigation involving a variety of issues.  He represents a number of clients in defense of multidistrict antitrust class actions. Mr. Pergament also has an active pro bono practice, which includes representation of indigent criminal defendants in the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pergament served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eric T. Washington of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2011-2012), and the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California (2010-2011). He also worked as an associate at another large firm.

Mr. Pergament graduated with high honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he served as a member of the George Washington Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to law school, Mr. Pergament taught elementary school in Compton, California as a member of Teach for America.

Experience

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturer in putative class actions alleging that settlement of pharmaceutical patent litigation illegally delayed generic drug competition.
  • Ocean shipping company in putative class action alleging price fixing conspiracy among major international providers of vehicle carrier services.
  • Automotive parts manufacturer in Department of Justice criminal antitrust investigation and in related civil litigation.
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), as amicus curiae in In re Lamictal Antitrust Litigation (3rd Cir.), an appeal concerning the application of antitrust laws to pharmaceutical patent litigation settlements following the Supreme Court's decision in FTC v. Actavis (2013).
  • Several clients in non-public government investigations by the Department of Justice and other federal agencies regarding allegations of fraud, false claims, bribery, kickbacks, public corruption, and other issues.

Perspectives

Commentary: "Applying the Rule of Reason in the Post-Actavis World"
Columbia Business Law Review, Vol. 2018, Issue 1
Second Circuit Rejects Government's Expansive Theory of Insider Trading
Arnold & Porter Advisory
Recent Developments in SEC Enforcement: A Review of Mary Jo White's First Year
Arnold & Porter Advisory
SEC and Revlon Settle Allegations of Deceptive Acts in "Going Private" Transaction
Arnold & Porter Advisory

Credentials

Education
  • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2009, with high honors
  • BA, Claremont McKenna College, 2003, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Clerkships
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, The Honorable Eric T. Washington
  • US District Court, Southern District of California, The Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez
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