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Adam Sieff
USC Gould School of Law

Adam Sieff

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: July 15, 2022




Adam Sieff is a media, antitrust and constitutional litigator at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. A recognized thought leader on emerging issues at the intersection of online speech and competition regulation, he represents internet, media and technology clients in antitrust, First Amendment, Section 230, copyright and regulatory litigation and appeals, including preemption matters and constitutional challenges to state and local regulation. He also counsels clients on legislation, ballot initiatives and compliance with competition laws, and he represents nonprofit and issue-advocacy organizations in constitutional rights, voting rights, and civil rights impact litigation, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. Outside of his practice, Sieff serves as vice chair of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy in Los Angeles, and on the boards of various civic organizations. In 2020, he served as voting rights counsel for the Biden presidential campaign.

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 his 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. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Volokh Conspiracy
October 1, 2022
Re: Robin Craig

Robin Craig was cited in an article about Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the Sacketts are challenging the EPA's authority to regulate the use of their land under the Clean Water Act. Even if a given parcel (such as the Sackett's property) is not part of the "waters of the United States," activities on that parcel that result in pollution reaching regulated waters could be sufficient to subject such activities to federal regulation, she said. Please note this is a citation of a blog post by Craig on the American College of Environmental Lawyers website.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Gregory Keating
September, 2022

"Should the Expectations of Consumers Matter?," a review of of “Strict Products Liability 2.0: The Triumph of Judicial Reasoning over Mainstream Tort Theory” by Mark Geistfeld, in jotwell.com (Sept. 27, 2022).

Robin Craig
September, 2022

"Taking Bets: The Supreme Court Is Just About to Split NPDES and Section 404 Permitting Under the Clean Water Act," American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) Blog (Sept. 30, 2022).

Jonathan Barnett
September, 2022

"Taking Cost-Benefit Analysis Seriously in Consumer Data Regulation," Truth on the Market Symposium: FTC Rulemaking on Unfair Methods of Competition (Sept. 12, 2022).