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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 commercial litigator handling unique, complex, and high-value disputes that cross a wide variety of legal disciplines and client operations. He provides “business solutions first” counseling and forceful advocacy for some of his clients’ toughest problems, in legal areas including: 

  • Commercial debts, fraudulent transfer claims, and corporate veil-piercing
  • Intellectual property, technology, and data privacy matters
  • Antitrust, trade regulation, and business torts
  • Intra-corporate disputes among owners and shareholders
  • High-value breach of contract claims
  • Employment law, including class and collective actions and whistleblower matters
  • Regulatory and white-collar litigation 

Adam has appeared in numerous federal and state jurisdictions in the United States as well as in cross-border matters, and in eight-figure damages actions and cases receiving national press attention. 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. 

Prior to entering the practice of law, Adam served on the professional staff of the United States Senate.

Representative Experience

  • Counsel to a bank defendant in the $7-billion, landmark In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation matter concerning the fees and rules for payment transactions on the Visa and Mastercard networks– generally regarded as one of the largest private antitrust cases ever litigated
  • Successfully defended the general partner of a real estate development partnership in an intra-partnership challenge to its authority to carry out a $48 million property transaction, in a case presenting an issue of first impression in any jurisdiction about the scope of a court’s equitable wind-up powers under the Uniform Limited Partnership Act
  • Counsel to the plaintiff in a widely-reported fraudulent transfer action against a university, seeking to claw back eight-figure donations for the donor’s creditor
  • Represented a private equity investor in an electricity-generating plant in an eight-figure breach-of-contract arbitration regarding charges to users of the plant
  • Represented the plaintiff creditor in a leading case concerning the extraterritorial application of Connecticut prejudgment remedies of attachment
  • Successfully defended a jewelry manufacturer from a competitor’s claims of trade secret misappropriation and false advertising, in a case receiving national press coverage
  • Obtained dismissal by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of a religious discrimination claim with implications for the client national franchisor’s system-wide policies on operating hours

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” in business litigation since 2017 (previously named a “Rising Star” from 2013-16)
  • Recipient of the 2013 Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders in the Law" award