Adam M. Acosta

Associate, Washington, DC



Adam Acosta's practice focuses on antitrust litigation, government investigations, and related counseling. He represents clients in a wide range of industries and frequently works on pharmaceutical antitrust matters. 

In 2019, Mr. Acosta was recognized by the American Bar Association as an On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer. He has helped clients obtain significant victories in complex litigation matters, including defeating a motion for class certification in a reverse payment case, securing summary judgment against product hopping claims, and obtaining a defense verdict in a price-fixing trial. 

Mr. Acosta's recent pro bono work includes tenants' rights litigation and successfully reducing a non-violent drug offender's excessive federal sentence through executive clemency.

Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Acosta completed a two-year clerkship in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He serves as a board member for the Hispanic Bar Association of DC and is active in the ABA's Antitrust Section.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Indiana State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana
US District Court for the District of Columbia
Howard University School of Law
University of Maryland College Park



Recent Antitrust Lessons For The Life Sciences Industry, Law360, 2019 (co-author with Eric Grannon and Rebecca Farrington)

FTC Publishes Annual MMA Report and Updated Filing Procedures, White & Case Alert, 2019 (co-author with Eric Grannon)

United States:  Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2020, Global Competition Review, 2019 (co-author with Michael Gallagher, Eric Grannon, Heather McDevitt, Kevin Adam, Trisha Grant and Kristen O’Shaughnessy)

Hospital-Merger Litigation in 2014 Leads to Divestitures, Trying Antitrust, ABA Trial Practice Committee, 2015 (lead author)

Predictive Coding: The Beginning of a New E-Discovery Era, 56 RES GESTAE 8, 2012, republished with updates at 30 COMP. & INTERNET LAW. J. 26, 2013 (lead author)

Awards and Recognition

On the Rise: Top 40 Young Lawyers, American Bar Association, 2019

Best Antitrust Business Article – Intellectual Property Category, Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards, 2018

Associate Leadership Institute Fellow, New York City Bar, 2018

Bench Bar Scholar, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2012

Corporate Scholar, Association of Corporate Counsel, National Capital Region, 2010