From the outset of any matter, I read the relevant “room” and emerge as a leader, capturing the attention and intention of judges, jurors, and opposing counsel. This ultimately lends credibility to my clients and helps me prioritize their interests. After I study every factor in the calculus of a case, I strategically craft a narrative designed to precisely tie into our theme the answers to whatever issues emerge. Ultimately, I thrive in the courtroom, where the strategy comes together and I can harmonize the facts and law to achieve success.
Nationally and internationally known for his successful litigation and arbitration strategies and execution, Adam S. Ziffer represents policyholders in actions for damages and declaratory relief and counsels clients on a range of insurance-related issues. Adam litigates some of the most cutting-edge, precedent-setting insurance coverage cases in trial and appellate courts throughout the country. They include privacy liability, employee dishonesty, first-party, errors and omissions, directors and officers, product liability, asbestos, environmental, and employment coverage matters. In his global practice, Adam represents clients in arbitrations in London, Bermuda, and other international venues.
Clients have reported to Chambers that “Adam is an extremely good advocate in court and a great person to have on your side when the stakes are high,” and that he is one “of the best coverage attorneys we found with an outstanding knowledge of policy coverage law and how to litigate.” Another client told Chambers that Adam “does a great job at implementing the strategy and winning at the pleading stage” and “pays great attention to detail.”
Serving as lead counsel in state and federal courts, Adam treats discussions with judges very respectfully but also as if he is in a dinner conversation with them. This approach helps him gain rapport with judges and juries, which sets him apart in a sea of attorneys—Adam becomes the voice that the judge or jury looks to for the direct and candid answer, and this credibility then extends to his clients. A proponent of cultivating relationships and collaborating with opposing counsel, Adam works hard to keep matters moving along smoothly in discovery and other stages of the litigation process. He knows how to identify for judges the key impasse issue in summary judgment motions, which often results in quicker and more efficient positive resolutions for his clients.
While understanding the many granular nuances of a matter, Adam also considers the big-picture perspective and knows when to launch surgical strikes in making pivotal points at trial and during negotiations. He often draws on his diverse general litigation background, which includes cases involving general commercial and contractual disputes, securities fraud claims, and labor and employment issues. Throughout his career, Adam has tried to apply reasonable and thoughtful positions to his matters, which serve as guideposts in representing clients and achieving the most optimal outcomes.