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Adam S. Mocciolo

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Stamford Office
281 Tresser Boulevard, Suite 1000
Two Stamford Plaza, 10th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901-3262
p 203.330.2128
f 203.576.8888
Second Office
Bridgeport - 203.330.2000
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
  • Harvard University, Master in Public Policy
  • Mannheim University (Germany) and University of Adelaide (Australia), Master of Comparative Law
  • University of Connecticut, Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts
  • Languages
  • German

Adam S. Mocciolo is an interdisciplinary litigator, regulatory lawyer, and ethics counselor handling unique, complex, and high-value matters that cross a wide variety of legal disciplines and client operations. He provides “business solutions first” advice, and forceful advocacy, for some of his clients’ toughest problems, in areas including:

  •  Commercial fraud, fraudulent transfer, and fiduciary duty litigation
  • Technology and data privacy matters
  • Attorney ethics, malpractice, and grievance issues
  • Political law and public contracting
  • White collar litigation and criminal defense
  • Whistleblower and employee retaliation matters
  • Internal investigations

Adam has appeared in numerous federal and state jurisdictions in the United States as well as in cross-border matters, and in cases receiving national press attention. He frequently provides training to in-house lawyers and client personnel on investigative techniques and ethical issues in internal investigations. He serves in leadership capacities in national, state, and local bar associations, has been named a New England “Super Lawyer,” and a “New Leader in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune, and holds the highest peer-review rating – “AV Preeminent” – from Martindale Hubbell. He also holds a CIPP-US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Adam served on the professional staff of a United States Senator, and taught politics at universities in Europe and Australia. 

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel to the creditor plaintiff in a group of widely-reported eight-figure fraudulent transfer actions against a debtor and various transferees of the debtor’s assets, spanning multiple jurisdictions in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean
  • Conduct internal investigations for commercial clients, and provide training to in-house lawyers on investigative techniques and related ethical issues
  • Defended a Fortune 500 insurance company in an unfair trade practices suit by state regulators alleging bid rigging on commercial contracts
  • Advise government agencies and quasi-public corporations on privacy obligations for data obtained from regulated entities, vendors, and others
  • Counsel banks, law firms, and other business clients on lobbying and gifting rules in connection with their political activities
  • Successfully litigated a seven-figure whistleblower retaliation claim under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act arising from alleged breaches of a corporate code of conduct and conflict of interest standards in connection with a merger transaction
  • Advised an internationally-known teaching hospital on export-control issues arising from its employment of foreign-national physicians and researchers
  • Counsel clients in various industries, including a Fortune 500 consumer products company, on government contracting regulations and related ethics issues

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association Federal Practice Section – Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Civil Practice Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Journal - Board of Editors
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association – Director, and Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Raymond E. Baldwin Inn of Court
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals - Certified Information Privacy Professional

Community Involvement

  • Harvard Club of Fairfield County – Vice President and Director
  • Cardinal Shehan Center, Inc. – Vice President and Director
  • World Affairs Forum, Inc.– Director

Honors & Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a New England “Super Lawyer” since 2017 (previously named a “Rising Star” from 2013-16)
  • Recipient of the 2013 Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders in the Law" award