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Adam Sieff

Adam Sieff

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Adam Sieff is a commercial and constitutional litigator in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP. He represents entertainment and technology companies in civil antitrust and intellectual property cases, as well as non-profit civil rights organizations like Equality California and the NAACP in impact constitutional litigation. Outside of his practice, he serves as vice chair of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy in Los Angeles, and on the boards of various civic organizations.

Sieff received his JD with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and awarded the John Hart Ely Prize for legal scholarship on the intersection of jurisprudence and democratic theory. He received his AB summa cum laude from Columbia University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, awarded the Charles A. Beard Prize for his thesis (Between Global Citizenship and Empire: A Political Concept for International Order, 22 J. Pol. & Soc. 2 (2011)) and given the Edwin M. Robbins Prize for public service. He lives in Silver Lake.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
February 14, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr had comments cited about a possible payment President Donald Trump's lawyer made to an adult-film star to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Trump. “All Cohen says is that he used his personal funds to ‘facilitate a payment of $130,000,'” Kerr writes. “To ‘facilitate’, the dictionary tells us, means to assist with or to make something easier. Given that, I would think that the most literal reading of Cohen’s statement is just that he used his own funds to arrange the payment.” MSNBC also cited the comments.

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