Overview

Adam S. Mocciolo is an interdisciplinary lawyer who helps clients solve their toughest, highest-stakes problems with “business-solutions-first” counseling across multiple areas of law and client operations. He provides practical advice and forceful advocacy on matters combining:

  • Corporate governance
  • Contract negotiation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Internal investigations
  • Employment law
  • Complex litigation

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.

Contact Info

  • Stamford
    281 Tresser Boulevard, Suite 1000
    Two Stamford Plaza, 10th Floor
    Stamford, CT 06901-3262
  • Bridgeport
    850 Main Street
    P.O. Box 7006
    Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Connecticut Bar Association Federal Practice Section – Executive 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
    • MetroHartford Alliance Global Business Council
    • World Affairs Forum, Inc.– Director

    Honors & Recognitions

    Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

    Named a New England “Super Lawyer” since 2017 (previously named a “Rising Star” from 2013-16) in Business Litigation

    Recipient of the 2013 Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders in the Law" award

    Experience

    Corporate Matters

    • Successfully represented the general partner of a real estate development partnership in the proposed dissolution of the partnership and a related challenge to its authority to carry out a $48 million property transaction
    • Advised numerous closely-held businesses and their principals on stock repurchases, wind-up, shareholder disputes, and governance matters
    • Represented a commercial real estate developer in a leading corporate veil-piercing case concerning the governance practices of a complex network of dozens of holding companies

    Contract Negotiation

    • Negotiated an international parking technology company’s patent and copyright transaction with a competitor, cementing the client’s presence in an emerging product area
    • Counseled a maker of inventory management software on SaaS agreements for users
    • Negotiated an international recruiting company’s contract with U.S. healthcare facilities for the placement of medical personnel

    Regulatory Matters

    • Advised a government agency on data privacy regulations in connection with its participation in an international regulatory project for systemically important financial institutions
    • Counseled a large commercial bank on lobbying and gifting regulations in connection with its political activities
    • Advised an internationally-known teaching hospital on export control issues

    Internal investigations

    • Conducted long-term, highly-publicized investigation of over a half-century of management practices of a Roman Catholic diocese in connection with its responses to sexual abuse claims against clergy, including the managerial tenures of several prominent cardinals
    • Investigated fraud claims against directors and officers of a large specialty medical practice in connection with the purchase of the practice by a national healthcare company
    • Investigated high-profile racial and religious discrimination claims against a road construction firm

    Employment Law 

    • 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
    • Advised numerous employers on development and enforcement of human resources policies, and negotiation of employment agreements and restrictive covenants, including in merger contexts, for large, multi-jurisdictional firms, and for international businesses expanding into the United States
    • Successfully litigated a seven-figure Sarbanes Oxley whistleblower protection case involving alleged ethics breaches in a corporate acquisition by a publicly-traded energy company 

    Complex Litigation 

    • Counsel to a bank defendant for nearly fifteen years in the $7 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
    • Lead counsel to the plaintiff in a complex of widely-reported U.S. and overseas lawsuits seeking to recover eight-figure damages from a debtor as well as claw back allegedly fraudulently conveyed assets from institutional and individual transferees in the U.S. and abroad
    • Successfully represented a collegiate sports governing body in connection with a challenge to its authority under federal regulations to select athletes to represent the United States in international competition

    News & Insights

    Case Studies

    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut
    • New York
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
    • 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

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