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Adam Sieff

Adam Sieff

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: January 18, 2018




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
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

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“Confessions True and False,” Korean Society for Criminal Law, Yonsei University Law School, Seoul, South Korea.