Adam is an employment law partner with the global law firm Sheppard Mullin, as well as a sought-after speaker and presenter. Adam regularly presents to business leaders, HR professionals, and other attorneys across the country on a variety of topics, from management training and compliance, to complex employment law topics. Adam effectively uses humor, current events, and popular culture to engage with his audiences. As an experienced employment litigator, Adam brings a unique perspective to his keynote addresses and leadership training sessions.
Adam is the author of Managing Employees Without Fear: How to Follow the Law, Build a Positive Work Culture, and Avoid Getting Sued (SHRM, 2021). In this book, Adam empowers managers on how to build a positive work culture, while avoiding many of the pitfalls which often lead to preventable and costly employment lawsuits. Over the past several years Adam has presented to thousands of SHRM members at SHRM’s Annual Conferences in Las Vegas and New Orleans.
Adam received his BA in History and Education from the University of California, Los Angeles and his JD from the University of California, Davis.
Managing Employees Without Fear: An Honest Conversation on How to be a Stronger, Legally Compliant, and More Efficient People Manager
The Art and Science Behind Effectively Train Managers on Employment Law Compliance
Fostering a Culture of Legal Compliance: What Every Leader Needs to do in Order to Build and Maintain a Culture that Promotes Compliance
The Top Ten Lessons Every Manager Needs to Know to Avoid Getting Sued by their Employees
Pushing the Reset Button: How to Safely, Efficiently, and Legally Bring Employees Back to Work After the Pandemic
The Implicit Bias Conundrum: How to Identify and Eradicate Implicit Bias From A Leader’s Personnel Decisions
Making The Most Of The First Three Months: The Art and Science of Onboarding New Employees
Taking The Anxiety Out of Employee Performance Reviews: 10 Steps Leaders Can Implement When Drafting Employee Performance Evaluations
How to Efficiently and Legally Discipline Your Employees
Creating A “Speak Up Culture” – How and Why Effective Organizations and Leaders Foster a Culture Where Employees Are Not Afraid to Raise Compliance Concerns
Creating Proper Boundaries: Lessons From The Trenches On How Leaders Can Create a Positive and Respectful Work Culture, And What Happens If They Don’t
Every Manager’s Role in Combating Discrimination In the Workplace
Wage and Hour 101 For People Managers
Managing Employees From Afar: Concrete Steps Every Leader Needs to Know When Managing a Remote Workforce