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Adam S. Mocciolo

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
  • 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 and a "Rising Star" in business litigation by Connecticut Super Lawyers.  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, 555 Fed. Appx. 70 (2d. Cir. 2014)
  • In re Payment Card Interchange Fee & Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, 986 F. Supp. 2d 207  (E.D.N.Y. 2013)
  • Sedona Corp. v. Open Solutions, Inc., 646 F.Supp.2d 262 (D.Conn. 2009)
  • Lester Construction, LLC v. People’s United Bank, 49 Conn.L.Rptr. 110 (2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Section of International Law - Vice Chair, Immigration and Naturalization Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association Federal Practice Section – Executive Committee and Co-chair of the Civil Rules Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Journal - Board of Editors
  • 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 Lights and Company - board of directors
  • Cardinal Shehan Center - board of directors
  • The Discovery Museum, Inc. - board of trustees
  • World Affairs Forum of Stamford - membership committee

Honors & Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to the Super Lawyers  "Connecticut Rising Stars" list since 2013 in the area of business litigation
  • Recipient of the 2013 Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders in the Law" award