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Adam Hoffinger
Adam
Hoffinger
Partner
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Washington, D.C.

Biography

Adam S. Hoffinger is co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group. Adam focuses his practice on complex civil and white collar criminal matters, including securities, health care, False Claims Act (“qui tam”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export sanctions, criminal tax, money laundering, antitrust and bankruptcy. He conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporate boards of directors, bankruptcy trustees and public authorities. He counsels corporations and individuals in compliance matters, government investigations, and Congressional and regulatory matters. He also represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation. Adam has defended numerous high-ranking executives and general counsel from some of the world’s largest companies, as well as high-profile staff and members of the Senate, Congress, White House and various government agencies, faced with federal and state criminal investigations and indictments. Adam is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has successfully tried cases throughout the country.

Adam has been recognized in Chambers USA as “an absolutely fearless criminal defense lawyer” as well as for his “immense talent as a trial lawyer” and “strong advocacy skills,” in The Legal 500 US as “an aggressive trial advocate,” and in Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a “celebrated government investigations practitioner.” He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in AmericaExpert Guide to the World’s Leading White Collar Crime LawyersWho's Who Legal: Business Crime DefenceGlobal Investigations ReviewWashingtonian Magazine and Washington DC Super Lawyers. Adam was named “Government Investigations Attorney of the Year” for 2015 and “Life Sciences Star” from 2013 to 2019 in LMG Life Sciences. In addition, he was recognized in the National Law Journal’s “Hot Defense List” for his jury trial victory on behalf of a former pharmaceutical executive in a criminal case charging conspiracy and violations of the federal Anti-Kickback statute. From 1985 to 1990, Adam served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1990. He is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School and has been an instructor at Georgetown University Law Center’s National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 1992. He also serves on the alumni board of the Fordham University School of Law.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

A General Counsel's Guide to Preparing for Coronavirus Investigations

In this article, Adam Hoffinger summarizes procedures that general counsel should follow to prepare for potential investigations that may emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Chapter on Economic Sanctions in "Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel”

Adam Hoffinger co-authored a chapter of “Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel.” The chapter, “Economic Sanctions,” focuses on the complex sanctions regime in the U.S. and how inside counsel can work with outside counsel to establish an efficient Sanctions Compliance Program.

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