Kevin C. Adam | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Kevin Adam
Kevin Adam

Kevin C. Adam

Associate, New York, Boston

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Kevin Adam is a litigation associate in the New York and Boston offices and a member of the firm's Global Competition Group. His practice focuses on complex litigation in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property, and commercial disputes. Kevin represents several leading global pharmaceutical companies, including Allergan and Boehringer Ingelheim, in class action litigation matters at the cutting edge of antitrust and intellectual property, including AGGRENOX®, ASACOL®, BOTOX®, DORYX®, and NAMENDA®. He also has experience in antitrust and commercial matters in the agricultural, aviation, casino, health insurance, and petroleum industries.

Kevin regularly speaks and writes about antitrust, class actions, drug pricing, and intellectual property.  He has published a number of articles in those areas and is a co-author of a book on class actions titled "Deconstructing Rule 23: A Comparison of Massachusetts and Federal Class-Action Litigation."

Kevin also has an extensive pro bono practice, with a particular focus on criminal appellate work.  He has represented criminal defendants in New York's Appellate Division and the New York Court of Appeals.  Most recently, Kevin successfully vacated a criminal conviction obtained by the New York Attorney General's Office in New York's First Department.

Kevin graduated from Suffolk University Law School summa cum laude in 2012, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Suffolk University Law Review.  Prior to joining the firm, Kevin worked at the First District Court of Essex County in Salem, Massachusetts and later served as a research assistant for the Honorable John M. Greaney, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • JD, Suffolk University Law School
  • BS, Suffolk University


  • English




Represented Allergan/Warner Chilcott in litigation brought by competitor Mylan, challenging Warner Chilcott's transition to new versions of its Doryx acne treatment. Kevin and the White & Case team obtained dismissal of all of Plaintiff's claims on summary judgment, representing the first-ever victory for a defendant on a full evidentiary record in a so-called pharmaceutical "product hopping" litigation. The Third Circuit Court Appeals affirmed the client's victory, creating the only appellate precedent in favor of a defendant in a "product hopping" case.

Representation of Boehringer Ingelheim in an antitrust class action challenging a patent settlement.

Representation of Allergan/Warner Chilcott in a number of antitrust class actions involving challenges to new-product introductions, patent settlements, and license agreements.

Member of a trial team that represented a global pharmaceutical company in a preliminary injunction hearing in New York in an antitrust action challenging a new-product launch.


Intellectual Property


Represented Pfizer in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation

Represented a leading internet company in a patent dispute in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.




Member of a number of appellate teams that represented clients in the First, Second, Third, D.C., and Federal Circuits.


Speaking Engagements

"Recent Antitrust Developments: March and April 2015", May 12, 2015: ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee


  • Doryx, Namenda, and Coercion: Understanding and Un-Tying Product-Hopping Litigation, Antitrust, Vol. 32, No. 3, Summer 2018 (co-author with Jack E. Pace III)
  • Antitrust Law Developments, Eighth Edition, American Bar Association, Oct. 2017, (contributing author)
  • United States: Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2018, Global Competition Review, Sept. 2017, (co-author with Michael Gallagher, Eric Grannon, Heather McDevitt, Kristen O’Shaughnessy, Adam Acosta, and Trisha Grant)
  • United States: Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2017, Global Competition Review, Sept. 2016, (co-author with Michael Gallagher, Eric Grannon, Heather McDevitt, Kristen O'Shaughnessy, Adam Acosta, and Trisha Grant)
  • Structure or Function? AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. v. Janssen Biotech, Inc. and the Federal Circuit's Structure-Function Analysis of Functionally Defined Genus Claims Under Section 112's Written Description Requirement, 3 Suffolk U. L. Rev. Online 1, 2015
  • Deconstructing Rule 23: A Comparison of Massachusetts and Federal Class-Action Litigation, Flaschner Judicial Institute, 2013, (co-author with Lisa M. Scalisi and The Honorable John M. Greaney (ret.), Former Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court)
  • Obviously Obvious: Federal Circuit Reverses District Court's Decision That Online 'Shopping Cart' Patents Are Nonobvious as a Matter of Law—Soverain Software LLC v. Newegg Inc., 1 Suffolk U. L. Rev. Online 9, 2013
  • Shooting the Messenger: A Common-Sense Analysis of State 'Ag Gag' Legislation Under the First Amendment, 45 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 1167, 2012
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Fails to Require Statistical Analysis for Nonexclusion DNA Test Results—Commonwealth v. Mattei, 920 N.E.2d 845 (Mass. 2010), 44 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 767, 2011

Awards & Recognition

Best Business Article, Intellectual Property Category - 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards

Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Legal Service, 2016

Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Legal Service, 2015

Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Legal Service, 2014