Adam M. Pergament

Adam M. Pergament

Senior Associate

Adam Pergament is a litigator who represents clients in complex civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in antitrust matters, including multidistrict litigation and class actions, and government investigations. 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

  • Leading technology company in a putative antitrust class action alleging restrictions on employee recruiting.
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturer in 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

California Enacts First State Legislation Directly Addressing Purported "Reverse Payment" Patent Settlements
Advisory
FTC Administrative Law Judge Rejects Agency's First Post-Actavis Enforcement Action Under Rule of Reason
Advisory
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

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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