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Adam S. Mocciolo

Associate
Bridgeport Office
850 Main Street
P.O. Box 7006
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
p 203.330.2128
f 203.576.8888
Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Education
  • Mannheim University and University of Adelaide, Master of Comparative Law, magna cum laude, 2006
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Harvard University, Master in Public Policy, 2001
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., cum laude, 1997
  • Languages
  • German

Adam S. Mocciolo is a multidisciplinary business lawyer.  He provides counseling and advocacy to companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to local start-ups in sophisticated, high-value matters at the intersections of many different areas of law and of clients' business operations, including:

  • "bet the company" litigation, in fields such as intellectual property, antitrust, and commercial contracts
  • full-spectrum employment law counseling, compliance and litigation, including business immigration
  • technology matters, including software licensing, copyrights, e-commerce transactions, and data privacy
  • corporate governance, including veil-piercing issues, stockholder disputes and stock transactions 
  • white collar matters, including unfair trade practices and whistleblower claims.

Adam serves in leadership capacities in national, state and local bar associations, and was named a "New Leader in the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune in 2013.  Prior to entering the practice of law, he served on the professional staff of the United States Senate.

Representative Experience

  • Counsel to a bank defendant in the $6 billion landmark In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation matter - generally regarded as one of the largest private antitrust cases ever litigated
  • Successfully defended a collegiate sports governing body in a challenge to its authority under federal law to select athletes to represent the United States in international competition
  • Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court on behalf of a defendant software company on claims of misappropriation of the plaintiff's software code and breach of a licensing agreement
  • Advised a government agency on data privacy regulations in connection with its participation in an international regulatory project for systemically important financial institutions
  • Negotiated and closed stock buybacks on behalf of an electricity supply company
  • Defended a real estate development company in a $22 million corporate veil-piercing claim
  • Represented a publicly-traded cable television provider in a dispute with a broadcaster over negotiation of a recarriage agreement
  • Obtained dismissal by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of a religious discrimination claim with implications for the defendant national franchisor's system-wide policies on operating hours
  • Successfully litigated a seven-figure Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection case involving a merger of a publicly-traded clean energy company
  • Advised an internationally-known research hospital on immigration and export control issues in connection with its employment of foreign physicians
  • Counseled a publicly-traded apparel manufacturer in connection with its bid for a public contract and its employment of university sports coaches as endorsers.

Reported Cases

  • Goins v. Bridgeport Hospital, -- Fed. Appx. --, 2014 WL 552676 (2d. Cir. 2014)
  • In re Payment Card Interchange Fee & Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, -- F. Supp. 2d -- , 2013 WL 6510737 (E.D.N.Y. 2013)
  • Sedona Corp. v. Open Solutions, Inc., 646 F.Supp.2d 262 (D.Conn. 2009)
  • Lester Construction, LLC v. People‚Äôs United Bank, 49 Conn.L.Rptr. 110 (2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Section of International Law - Immigration Steering Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association Federal Practice Section – Executive Committee and Co-chair of the Civil Rules Committee
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association - Co-chair of the Scholarship Committee
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Raymond E. Baldwin Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Bridgeport Arts + Cultural Council, Inc. - board of directors
  • City Lightsand Company - board of directors
  • The Discovery Museum, Inc. - board of directors
  • World Affairs Forum of Stamford - membership committee

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the 2013 Connecticut Super Lawyers  "Rising Stars" list in the area of business litigation
  • Recipient of the 2013 Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders in the Law" award