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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

Vanity Fair
April 16, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr was quoted about President Donald Trump's attempts to stop the FBI from reviewing documents taken from his personal lawyer during a raid. “I’m not aware of a client ever being able to conduct the first review of whether a lawyer’s files are privileged. And for an obvious reason: If the files sought involve an alleged crime/fraud, the client will say that those e-mails are privileged,” Kerr said. “Trump in effect wants the warrant to be executed like a subpoena to him personally, in which he gets to decide what the government sees. But that’s not how it’s done: the point of using a search warrant is to block that.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Edward Kleinbard
January, 2018

"The Right Tax at the Right Time," Florida Tax Review 21 (2017): 208.

Edward Kleinbard
January, 2018

“The Perversion of the Tax Policy Process,” Keynote Address at the USC Tax Institute, Los Angeles, CA.