Peter Adams' practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, corporate governance and shareholder litigation, including the defense of securities class actions, derivative suits and M&A-related cases. He represents clients in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and civil enforcement actions, as well as internal corporate investigations.

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  • Flexion Therapeutics Agrees to Sell to Pacira BioSciences 

  • Complete Victory for Qualcomm 

  • Victory Secured for GNC 

  • Hot Topic $600 Million Sale to Sycamore Partners 


  • University of California—Berkeley
    MA, Economics

  • University of California—Berkeley, School of Law
    JD, 2004

  • Northwestern University
    BA, Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences
    Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Legal 500: Key Lawyer – Securities Litigation: Defense (2021)

    The Recorder: Top 100 Litigation Lawyers (2015)