Adam Gershenson is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice Group and the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2008.
Mr. Gershenson's practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with particular emphasis on intellectual property disputes and appellate litigation. He has represented clients in various industries, including computer architecture, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In addition, Mr. Gershenson served as a special assistant district attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office from December 2011 through June 2012, where he prosecuted jury and bench trials to verdict.
As part of his pro bono practice, Mr. Gershenson is a member of the team that helped to earn the release of five Bosnian-Algerian men formerly interned at Guantanamo Bay, in one of the firm's largest and most important pro bono cases.
From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Gershenson clerked with the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. During law school, Mr. Gershenson completed an internship in the Homicide Division for the US Attorney’s Office in Washington DC, where he joined a trial team to help prosecute multiple gangland slayings. He also served as a research assistant for Professor Laurence Tribe.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gershenson worked as an author and a journalist. His work has appeared in several publications, including The New York Times.