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Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 30%
  2. Consumer: 25%
  3. Antitrust & Trade Law: 15%
  4. Securities & Investment Fraud: 15%
  5. Litigation: 15%

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  • Steven Richard Jaffe

    Adam is very bright and organized. A leader in the Class Action world. He has a history of protecting the rights of consumers thru out this country. You want him on your team. I am lucky to call him my friend.


    Steven Jaffe Class Action Attorney
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  • Stephanie L Stewart-Page

    Adam is one of the top class action litigators in the country. He has obtained excellent results in a wide variety of class action matters.


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Contact info

Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.

30 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2350
Chicago, IL, 60602


NYCurrently registered 201303/13/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199311/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Illinois Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Angeion Leading Litigator Video SeriesAngeion Group, LLC2015
Illinois Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyers -- LitigationALM2014
Illinois SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2014
Illinois SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2013
Illinois SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2012
Litigator of the WeekAmerican Lawyer Magazine2011
Lawdragon 500Lawdragon2011
Legal EliteAvenue Magazine2010
"40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 Years Old"Chicago Lawyer Magazine2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorGrant & Eisenhofer, PA2013 - Present
PartnerWolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLC2000 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Institute for Consumer Antitrust StudiesAdvisory Board Member2013 - Present
The National Trial LawyersExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
Class Action Trial LawyersPresident2011 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Chicago Lawyer chapter)Board of Advisors2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
American Law InstituteMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, MDL 1811 (E.D. Mo.)$750,000,000 settlement
In re Imprelis Herbicide, Sales Practice and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2284 (E.D. Pa.)$425,000,000 settlement
In re StarLink Corn Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1403 (N.D. Ill.)$110,000,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
AAJ Class Action Litigation NewsletterThe Ascertainability Fallacy and Its Consequences2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Volkswagen Scandal is Perfect Fit for a Damages Class Action2015
Financial AdvisorFees Obliterate Managed Futures Fund Profits2014
AAJ Class Action Litigation Newsletter, Winter 2014Supreme Court to Revisit the Fraud on the Market Presumption of Reliance in Securities Fraud Cases2014
AAJ TrialCalculating Damages in Securties Class Actions2013
The Trial LawyerThe Role and Function of Corporate Representatives at Trial2013
Straight From the Top: Case Studies in the World of Litigation (book), ExecSenseMultidistrict Litigation Practice: The Function and Shifting Focus of the JPML in Class Action and Other “Bet the Company” Litigation2012
AAJ TrialSticky Situations in Mass Tort Settlements2012
Yale Law Journal OnlineCAFA and Federalized Ambiguity: The Case for Discretion in the Unpredictable Class Action2011
New York Law JournalTaming the Metadata Beast2008
The Class ActThe Big Business Wish List: Proposed Illinois Supreme Court Rule 225 and the Demolition of Consumer Rights2005
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaForeign Investors Serving as Lead Plaintiffs in U.S.-Based Securities Cases2005
Illinois Bar JournalProposed Rule 225: A Death Warrant for Class Actions in Illinois2005
Illinois Bar JournalAn Illinois Lawyer's Guide to Service of Process in Mexico1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Columbia UniversityPolitical ScienceA.B.1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Valparaiso Law Review Symposium 2016: Continuing to Fight Today's Environmental ChallengesPoison in the Well: GMO Crop Contamination Litigation2015
Trial Lawyers Summit 2015Rage Against the Machine: Breaking Down the Best-Schooled Corporate Executives at Deposition and Trial2015
The Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies -- Class Action Settlement ConferenceCriteria Approving Class Action Settlements2015
Plaintiff-Only Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation SeminarVolkswagen Emissions Fraud Litigation Update2015
Perrin Class Action Litigation Conference -- Chicago 2015 (Conference Co-Chair)Consumer Litigation Roundtable; Judicial Perspectives on the Management of Class Action Cases2015
CBA Class Action Conference: Challenges To Class MembershipChallenges to Ascertainability, "Fail-Safe" Classes, Standing, and Class Member Injury2015
AAJ -- Volkswagen Emissions LItigation WebinarScope of Vehicles, Numerosity, and Commonality in the VW Emissions Scandal2015
AAJ -- Syngenta GMO Corn LItigation WebinarLitigation Background and Update: In re Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation2015
15th Annual Loyola Antitrust ColloquiumCommentator -- Writing Better Jury Instructions: Antitrust as an Example2015
Trial Lawyers Summit 2014Lessons Learned: Trial, Discovery, and the Business of Practicing Law2014
HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: General Motors Ignition Switch Recall LitigationLessons on Motions to Dismiss From Other Car Defect Cases2014
ABA 18th Annual National Institute on Class Actions"The Process that Works” -- Class Action Mediation LIVE!2014
AAJ-NACA Consumer Warranty Class Action Litigation SeminarMake Your Parents Proud: Crafting a Meaningful Settlement2014
AAJ Education’s Plaintiff-Only Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation Seminar: GM Auto RecallLitigating the Class Action: In re General Motors Ignition Switch Litigation2014
2014 IPPFA Midwest Pension ConferenceCorporate Governance. Arbitration By-Laws, and Foreign Securities Litigation2014
Trial Lawyers Summit 2013Fighting the Class Action Battle: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Filing the Class Certification Motion2013
The Shifting Landscape of Class LitigationConsumer Class Actions in a Post-Concepcion World2013
Litigating Class Actions (Chicago) (Conference Co-Chair)Recent Developments in the Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit and Northern District of Illinois2013
Grant & Eisenhofer Consumer Litigation Breakfast BriefingCurrent Trends in Consumer Litigation2013
Global Shareholder Activism Conference -- 13usSupreme Court Review2013
Animals as Food: The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory FarmingUsing Litigation to Enforce and Protect Food Labeling and Crop Standards2013
American Constitution Society -- Access to Justice after Iqbal and TwomblyAccess to Justice after Iqbal and Twombly2013
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Annual ConferenceDisaster Averted, Mass Tort Resolved -- Settling Mass Tort Disaster Cases2013
American Association for Justice, 2013 Annual ConventionRecent Developments in Class Action Settlement Jurisprudence2013
Aggregate Litigation After Class ActionsThe JPML's 1404/1407 Shift and the End of Reflexive Transfer2013
360 Advocacy -- Trial Skills Retreat -- Empowering Witnesses: Prep  Direct  CrossDeposing the Corporate Machine: How to Win Against The Best-Schooled Corporate Executive2013
2013 National Consumer Class Action Litigation & Management ConferenceManifestation of Defect That Causes Actual Injury in Economic Defect Related Class Actions2013
Trial Lawyers SummitTrial Lawyers and Class Actions: Protecting Consumers and Elevating Your Practice2012
Litigating Class Actions (Chicago) (Conference Co-Chair)Lead Plaintiff ‘Pickoffs’, Offers of Judgment, Moving to Dismiss Class Allegations, and Other Early Attacks on the Class Process2012
Illinois Association of County Clerks & Recorders -- Annual ConferenceMERS Litigation: Justice for Illinois Counties2012
HarrisMartin TVM/Actos Litigation ConferenceClass Actions in Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation2012
Class Actions -- Plaintiff & Defense PerspectivesThe Evolution of Class Action Notice2012
American Association for Justice, Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) TeleseminarRemoval, Remand, and Claims Asserted -- Strategic Considerations in MERS Litigation2012
American Association for Justice, 2012 Annual ConventionThinking About Trial From Day One2012
American Association for Justice -- 2012 Annual ConventionLitigation at Sunrise -- The Basics of the MERS System2012
38th NOVA ConferenceClass Action Litigation and Victim Services2012
LSI -- Litigating Class Actions (Seattle)Modifying Your Approach for Multi-State Class Actions2011
LSI -- Litigating Class Actions (Chicago) (Conference Co-Chair)Multi-State Litigation in the Post-CAFA World2011
HB Litigation ConferencesImprelis Herbicide Litigation Spotlight2011
American Association for Justice, Summer ConferenceEthical Implications of Class Action and Mass Tort Settlements2011
11th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort SymposiumCurrent Developments in Consumer Protection Litigation2011
International Association of Privacy Professionals “Privacy Academy” 2009Privacy Litigation: The Evolution in Theories and Outcomes2009
IICLE 2008 Class Action InstituteSecurities Litigation Update2008
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2007Legal Strategies to Fight Negative Effects of Genetic Engineering2007
Financial Management Association -- 2005 ConferenceCorporate Governance Developments2005