Adam Gershenson


I find solutions.

Adam is co-chair of Cooley’s issues & appeals group. He is an established courtroom lawyer who helps companies win trade secret disputes, class actions, arbitrations and complex cases. At trial and on appeal, Adam has successfully represented clients in bet-the-company matters involving unfair competition, false advertising, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. In his appellate practice, Adam has represented clients at the US Supreme Court, multiple state Supreme Courts, the International Trade Commission and circuit courts, including the Federal Circuit. He has secured significant victories in national and international cases concerning theft, hacking, breaches of contract and constitutional rights, and he has been recognized multiple times in The American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week column. As a trusted adviser, Adam has designed programs to protect the most valuable confidential information of some of the world’s most sophisticated companies. He is co-chair of the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section’s Joint Task Force on Model Trade Secret Practice and recognized as a key lawyer in Cooley’s trade secret practice by The Legal 500.

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  • Representing CharityWatch in Supreme Court Dispute 

  • Representing United States House of Representatives in Dispute over Election-Year Postal Delays 

  • Cooley Pens Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting ACA 

  • Major Habeas Victory Based on Confrontation Clause 

  • Representing Uber in Appellate Defense of Trial Victory 

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Adam Gershenson is an amazing attorney. Able to quickly problem solve beyond legal solutions and understands a client’s business. – The Legal 500

  • Harvard Law School
    JD, cum laude, 2007

  • Boston University
    MA, Fiction Writing, Honors Thesis

  • Columbia University
    BA, Literature Writing
    magna cum laude, 1994

Admissions & Credentials


New York


  • American Bar Association Joint Task Force on Model Trade Secret Practice, Co-chair

  • American Bar Association Trade Secrets and Interferences with Contracts Committee, Voting Member

  • Sedona Conference Trade Secrets Working Group

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association

  • Boston Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Legal 500: Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-contentious Matters)