Adam N. Hirsch

Of Counsel
Chicago
30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60602
P 312.582.1677
F 312.580.1201
P 312.582.1677 | F 312.580.1201


Overview

Mr. Hirsch focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, representing a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals to small business owners to large corporations. He has a particular focus on investment disputes and business fraud claims, and has represented investors and investment companies as plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits around the country. Mr. Hirsch regularly writes and presents on current issues relating to business fraud. He also has extensive experience litigating contract disputes, and has argued and tried multi-million dollar contract issues before judges and juries nationwide. Mr. Hirsch also has experience in advising clients in employment disputes relating to matters such as separation, severance, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements.

Experience
  • Lead counsel for investment company asserting breach of contract and tortious interference claims stemming from failed multi-million-dollar stock transaction. Disputed issues include attempt to pierce defendant’s corporate veil to hold its president personally liable.
  • Lead counsel for investor in fraud and breach of fiduciary duty litigation against hedge fund, managers, and administrators.
  • Represented online retailer in commercial sales fraud jury trial against software company relating to e-commerce software purchase and installation.
  • Represented consulting company in breach of contract trial against client who refused to pay fee.  Won favorable verdict for plaintiff that was affirmed on appeal, and prevailed on cross-appeal for increased damages.
  • Represented international wholesaler in contract dispute initiated by supplier. Prevailed on summary judgment motion to dismiss supplier’s claims prior to trial, and favorably resolved counterclaims.
  • Defended financial services company on breach of contract claim in litigation and arbitration. Favorably settled matter following arbitration hearing.
  • On behalf of software company, litigated trade secrets claims against former customer who attempted to reverse engineer software and compete in same market.
  • On behalf of government-appointed receiver, brought civil RICO and fraud claims relating to a series of failed investments in a Caribbean real estate development.
  • Counseled numerous employees in negotiations with employers regarding separation, severance, and non-compete/non-disclosure agreements.
  • Represented Illinois corporations in franchise tax disputes and litigation against the Illinois Secretary of State under Illinois Protest Act.
Services

Education

  1. Harvard Law School, J.D.
  2. University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Plan II Honors Program and Government

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star"  for General Litigation and Business Litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2010-2016)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Village of Oak Park Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee Member (2015-present)

Insights

  1. Articles
    (Alleged) Frauds, Fakes and Ponzis - Financial Poise (May 31, 2018)
    Getting What's Due - Illinois Bar Journal (August 2010)
  2. Firm News
    Roetzel Welcomes Adam N. Hirsch to Chicago Office (Apr 11, 2018)

Overview

Mr. Hirsch focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, representing a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals to small business owners to large corporations. He has a particular focus on investment disputes and business fraud claims, and has represented investors and investment companies as plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits around the country. Mr. Hirsch regularly writes and presents on current issues relating to business fraud. He also has extensive experience litigating contract disputes, and has argued and tried multi-million dollar contract issues before judges and juries nationwide. Mr. Hirsch also has experience in advising clients in employment disputes relating to matters such as separation, severance, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements.

Experience
  • Lead counsel for investment company asserting breach of contract and tortious interference claims stemming from failed multi-million-dollar stock transaction. Disputed issues include attempt to pierce defendant’s corporate veil to hold its president personally liable.
  • Lead counsel for investor in fraud and breach of fiduciary duty litigation against hedge fund, managers, and administrators.
  • Represented online retailer in commercial sales fraud jury trial against software company relating to e-commerce software purchase and installation.
  • Represented consulting company in breach of contract trial against client who refused to pay fee.  Won favorable verdict for plaintiff that was affirmed on appeal, and prevailed on cross-appeal for increased damages.
  • Represented international wholesaler in contract dispute initiated by supplier. Prevailed on summary judgment motion to dismiss supplier’s claims prior to trial, and favorably resolved counterclaims.
  • Defended financial services company on breach of contract claim in litigation and arbitration. Favorably settled matter following arbitration hearing.
  • On behalf of software company, litigated trade secrets claims against former customer who attempted to reverse engineer software and compete in same market.
  • On behalf of government-appointed receiver, brought civil RICO and fraud claims relating to a series of failed investments in a Caribbean real estate development.
  • Counseled numerous employees in negotiations with employers regarding separation, severance, and non-compete/non-disclosure agreements.
  • Represented Illinois corporations in franchise tax disputes and litigation against the Illinois Secretary of State under Illinois Protest Act.

Education

  1. Harvard Law School, J.D.
  2. University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Plan II Honors Program and Government

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star"  for General Litigation and Business Litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2010-2016)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Village of Oak Park Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee Member (2015-present)

Insights

  1. Articles
    (Alleged) Frauds, Fakes and Ponzis - Financial Poise (May 31, 2018)
    Getting What's Due - Illinois Bar Journal (August 2010)
  2. Firm News
    Roetzel Welcomes Adam N. Hirsch to Chicago Office (Apr 11, 2018)