Skip to content Skip to navigation
Photo of Adam Mocciolo

Adam S. Mocciolo

Member
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 business lawyer who helps clients in the financial services, technology, and life sciences industries solve their toughest, highest-stakes problems in two principal areas:

  •  Complex commercial litigation
  • Internal investigations, regulatory compliance, and ethics

 His litigation practice encompasses fraud and corporate veil-piercing matters, intracorporate disputes, antitrust claims, and contract matters, including cases with damages claims up to ten figures. He has appeared in numerous federal and state jurisdictions in the United States as well as in cross-border matters, and his cases have received national press attention. 

In addition to conducting investigations and counseling clients on compliance matters, Adam frequently provides training to in-house lawyers and client personnel on investigative techniques and ethical issues in internal investigations. 

Adam serves in leadership capacities in national, state, and local bar associations, has been named a New England “Super Lawyer,” has received the Connecticut Law Tribune’s “New Leader in the Law” award, 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 a United States senator.

Representative Experience

Litigation

  • 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, as well as in related actions against the donor in multiple U.S. and international jurisdictions
  • Represented the plaintiff creditor in the leading contemporary case concerning the extraterritorial application of Connecticut prejudgment remedies of attachment
  • Defended a Fortune 500 insurance company in an unfair trade practices suit by state regulators alleging bid rigging on commercial contracts
  • Successfully litigated a seven-figure whistleblower retaliation claim under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act arising from alleged breach of a corporate code of conduct in connection with a merger transaction

Internal investigations, regulatory compliance, and ethics

  • Investigated fraud claims against directors and officers of a large specialty medical practice in connection with the sale of the practice to a national healthcare company
  • Investigated high-profile racial and religious discrimination claims against a road construction firm
  • Advised a government agency on data privacy regulations in connection with its participation in an international regulatory project for systemically important financial institutions
  • Counseled an internationally-known teaching hospital on export control issues
  • Advised a Fortune 500 consumer products company on compliance with government contracting and ethics regulations in its transactions with public universities
  • Counseled a commercial bank on lobbying and gifting compliance in connection with its political activities

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association Federal Practice Section – Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Civil Practice Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Journal - Board of Editors
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Raymond E. Baldwin Inn of Court
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce, New York City
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Connecticut Chapter
  • 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