Adam C. Ford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Ford O'Brien LLP
 | 575 5th Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-858-0040
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A highly regarded criminal defense and civil litigation attorney, Adam C. Ford is a founding partner at Ford O'Brien, LLP. Based in the firm’s office in midtown Manhattan, he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area and around the country. Admitted to practice in New York since 2002, Mr. Ford is also admitted to practice in New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Mr. Ford has an extensive white collar criminal defense practice, representing clients who have been charged by the state or federal government. His cases have included allegations of money laundering, securities, wire, and mail fraud, so-called “pump and dump” schemes, insider trading, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and obstruction of justice. Mr. Ford has also appeared on behalf of clients before numerous regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Department of Justice, and state taxing authorities.

    Mr. Ford’s civil litigation practice has included partner and shareholder disputes, fiduciary duty and contract breaches, employment law and general business matters, and outside of the courtroom, he has assisted company clients that are conducting internal investigations. His successful track record in all of his professional endeavors has earned him a great deal of positive recognition from his fellow members of the bar. Mr. Ford attended Seton Hall University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2002.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Securities Litigation
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employer


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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    About Adam Ford

    Admitted: 2003, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Lawyers of Distinction - Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
    • Securities Litigation, Super Lawyer, New York Metro Area, Super Lawyers, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York City Bar Association
    • Supreme Court of the United States in: Guy Gentile, Petitioner v. Securities and Exchange Commission.  CASE: 19-878., 2019
    • Eleventh Circuit, 2019
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
    • New Jersey Bar, 2002
    • New York Bar, 2002

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit the Created America’s Cocktail Culture; The Countryman Press, 2015


    Representative Clients:

    • Project N95 Inc., 2020

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing at Brooklyn Law School.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. Cum Laude, History and Philosophy, 1997
    • American University of Cairo, Egypt - 2000 Major: International Criminal Law and International Trade Courses, 2000

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Business
    • Corporate
    • Financial Institutions
    • Hedge Fund
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Partnerships
    • Securities
    • Small Business
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    Office Location for Adam C. Ford

    575 5th Avenue
    17th Floor
    New York, NY 10017

    Phone: 212-858-0040

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    Last Updated: 9/2/2020

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