Adam Chen

Attorney-at-Law, Founder

Profile

Since admission to the New York State Bar in 2005, Adam represented clients in myriad cases across many levels of jurisdiction - New York state courts, U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and the 9th Circuits, U.S. EOIR Immigration Courts, as well as more than 30 other state courts and federal courts on pro hac vice basis.

Being primarily a litigator, Adam realizes the importance of using creativity and innovation to fight for his clients’ legal rights, because merely working hard isn’t enough. He believes that hard work is only the baseline for the service lawyers owe clients; it is only when diligence is joined by imagination and originality that success can prevail. With this in mind, Adam never gives up, never gives in, and fights for his clients until the very end.

As a core founder of the law firm, Adam is ready to step up to a higher level to serve even more clients with the most stringent standards.

Practice Areas

State and federal civil litigation

Criminal defense

Immigration litigation, application and “crimmigration”

Intellectual property rights-related litigation such as trademark prosecution

Alternative dispute resolution

Experience

With self-motivation, discipline, and astute observation, Adam has helped his clients win many lawsuits in a variety of areas. He single-handedly managed a client’s defense work in a federal criminal case involving 46 counts of felony charges - some of which were conspiracy, criminal copyright infringement, and wire fraud - and successfully reduced the client’s sentence by 97.5%, from 480 years to 12 years. This case, deemed by the U.S. federal government as the first of its kind in the entire U.S. history, was widely covered by major news outlets such as New York Times, Reuters, BBC, CNN, Associated Press, NBC News, Bloomberg News, Chicago Tribune, and World Journal. In another state court case, Adam got his client acquitted after having jury trial for 11 days. In terms of civil litigation, Adam has defended clients in federal lawsuits brought by a number of internationally-recognized companies and big corporations. In immigration law, he has won trials and caused his clients’ U.S. permanent residency to be reinstated even when clients were criminally convicted by U.S. district courts.

Before earning his law degree at New York University School of Law, Adam practiced law in China. He was the second leading attorney at a nationally-acclaimed law firm’s headquarters in Beijing, and subsequently became the managing attorney at the firm’s Shanghai branch. While practicing law in China, Adam by then was possibly among just very few elite Chinese lawyers who ever represented the most Fortune 500 Companies in the world. Due to his highly promising and successful practices, Adam was invited to provide legal commentary for a number of national Chinese TV stations, including China Central Television Station (“CCTV”), Beijing Television Station (“BTV”), and other prominent channels.

Resource Advantage

Having served a few thousand clients, from litigation to general counselling, from corporate to high profile individuals, Adam built up significant experiences and expertise. He is ready to serve and meet the legal needs of even more clients.

On top of that, Adam had the experience of being employed by and served at the Civil Court of the City of New York, Counties of Queens and New York, State of New York, as the Court’s Associate Court Attorney. While working as an Honorable Judge’s court attorney, he successfully assisted the Judge in trying, mediating and settling numerous civil lawsuits; and, many written decisions and orders first drafted by Adam, as reviewed and approved by the Honorable Judge, are published by the New York Law Reporting Bureau. His court attorney experience enabled him to gain a valuable insight of how the New York courts are operated and how the judgments are eventually rendered.

Education

New York University School of Law, 2003

Harvard Law School, Program of Instructions for Lawyers, June 2000

Peking University Law School, 1999

Beijing Foreign Studies University, 1999

Qualifications and Honors

Bar and Court Admissions

New York State Bar

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and the 9th Circuits

U.S. EOIR Immigration Court

Many other state and federal courts based on pro hac vice

Publications and Speeches

Adam published many articles. Two of them are: Doing Business In China - Protecting Your Trademark Assets; and, Finding Your Way through the Dispute Resolution Maze in China (Both published on May 3, 2004, by International Lawyers Network, www.iln.com).

Adam is also a main author of the book A Comprehensive Legal Guide for Chinese Immigrants in the United States of America, published by Chinese Christian Herald Crusades.

Adam is an award-winning speaker and has delivered numerous talks of both legal and non-legal nature to audiences comprising of academics, government officials, and Fortune 500 companies. These talks are done both individually and in tandem with other speakers - during one such time, Adam was invited to give a speech along with the President of the prestigious Peking University.

Media Coverage

Adam’s many representative cases are widely covered by major news outlets such as New York Times, Reuters, BBC, CNN, Associated Press, NBC News, Bloomberg News, Chicago Tribune, and World Journal.

By valuing strong ethnics, employing self-discipline, and seeking creative distinction, Adam plays a crucial role in legal services at each level and looks forward to applying his extensive legal experience to work with clients from all walks of life on whatever they may seek assistance with.