Adam P. Wolf

Adam P. Wolf is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on global anti-corruption matters, internal and regulatory investigations, and complex civil litigation.

Mr. Wolf regularly counsels major financial institutions and other international companies regarding their anti-corruption compliance programs and controls. He has designed and executed global risk assessments to evaluate his clients’ potential exposure under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, and other countries’ anti-corruption statutes, and he regularly drafts policies, procedures, and training materials to help ensure compliance with these laws. He has trained high-risk employees and corporate legal and compliance personnel on these laws and their nuances and pitfalls. Mr. Wolf regularly advises clients on discrete questions relating to anti-corruption compliance. He also frequently advises on anti-corruption due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions, private equity investments, and other business transactions. For the past two years, Mr. Wolf has taught a law school seminar on the FCPA.

Mr. Wolf has held leadership positions on multiple worldwide FCPA investigations, for which he creates and executes detailed work plans, has interviewed witnesses on five continents, and regularly meets with attorneys from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Wolf was the lead associate managing the recently concluded three-year FCPA compliance monitorship of a major international company in connection with its settlements with the DOJ and SEC. Mr. Wolf also regularly represents clients in connection with investigations conducted by the DOJ, SEC, OFAC, and other regulatory organizations.

Mr. Wolf has substantial experience representing sophisticated clients in complex, multi-party cases. He was the lead associate representing The Bank of New York Mellon in litigation related to the collapse of Adelphia Communications Corporation, and he was a member of the team that successfully defended Citigroup in a class-action securities case stemming from the downfall of the Italian dairy company Parmalat.

Throughout his career, Mr. Wolf has remained committed to pro bono work. He has handled several criminal appeals, including a murder case, for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. For these matters, he has written briefs on behalf of the People of the State of New York and successfully argued on multiple occasions before the Appellate Division.

In 2014, Mr. Wolf was recognized in Super Lawyers New York magazine as a “Rising Star” in litigation.

Mr. Wolf graduated, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where he was an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Brown University. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Wolf worked as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and for an internet start-up company in San Francisco.

Mr. Wolf is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Securities Enforcement, 2) Securities Litigation and 3) White Collar Defense and Investigations
Law School Brooklyn Law School
Education Brown University (B.A., 1997)
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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