AREAS OF PRACTICE
Adam Weg is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP, with a practice that focuses on complex business, real estate, antitrust and trade secret matters, cross-border international arbitration disputes and sophisticated insurance matters. Mr. Weg’s legal knowledge and real-world business experience provides a unique combination that clients rely on with their most pressing legal matters. Mr. Weg has considerable experience handling matters through all phases of civil litigation, pending in both state and federal courts.
Additionally, Mr. Weg has been selected as a “Rising Star” since 2018 by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor that is limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within California under the age of 40. And in 2022, Mr. Weg was named among the Top 100 Super Lawyers Rising Stars. He was also selected by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent – Peer Rating for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence.
- Represented one of the largest commercial real estate developers in the City of Los Angeles in connection with a commercial development project totaling over $100 million. The claimant general contractor, represented by an AmLaw and Vault100 law firm, alleged that the developer improperly terminated the construction and development contract without cause. On behalf of the developer and property owner, Mr. Weg argued that the construction and development contract was terminated properly for cause and, thus, the developer was entitled to contractual and consequential damages. Less than one week before the arbitration hearing, Mr. Weg was able to negotiate an incredibly favorable settlement for the developer and property owner.
- Represented one of the largest private cotton farms in the United States in connection with antitrust allegations for violations under section 1 of the Sherman Act, including per se horizontal group boycott, by one of largest cotton spinners in Asia. After a complete international arbitration proceeding, Mr. Weg and his partner obtained a lengthy award, entirely in their client’s favor, which also provided their client a multi-million dollar award of its attorney’s fees.
- Represented one of largest international clean-energy conglomerates based out of Madrid, Spain in a dispute with Portland General Electric regarding the construction of a $650 million clean-energy turbine power plant for Portland and its surrounding areas. Skadden Arps et al.’s New York office represented Portland General Electric. The matter proceeded to a jurisdictional hearing in international arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Weg co-chaired the proceeding on behalf of the Spanish conglomerate. Because the jurisdictional hearing went very well for his client, immediately after the parties to proceeded to mediation where Mr. Weg achieved a very favorable confidential settlement on behalf of his client.
- Represented one of largest proprietors of skilled nursing homes in California in a contentious real estate and business dispute with a competitor. The competitor was represented by Patty Glaser of Glaser Weil et al. Mr. Weg co-chaired the defense. Initially, Mr. Weg’s demurrer was sustained to all of plaintiff’s seven causes of action without leave to amend. Plaintiff appealed, and the California Court of Appeal, Second District, upheld the trial court’s ruling on demurrer except for two or three, lower value causes of action. After remand, and based on Mr. Weg’s aggressive defense throughout the remaining discovery process, the competitor and Ms. Glaser voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice. Based on the underlying contract that formed the basis of the dispute, after the dismissal Mr. Weg successfully obtained an order for his client’s attorney’s fees. Ultimately, the Court entered judgment in favor of Mr. Weg’s clients for all of their attorneys’ fees, totaling $482,896.60.
- Represented the teachers’ labor union for the Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, against alleged Cartwright Act and UCL violations brought by a former teacher and his attorney, which carried threats of a potential class-action as well. Upon remand from the Court of Appeal, Mr. Weg handled the entire case, preparing and arguing the union’s motion for summary judgment. After Mr. Weg’s oral argument, the trial court granted the motion for summary judgment in its entirety, disposing of the entire case and resulting in a judgment for costs in favor of his client.
- Settled a complex securities dispute involving the transfer of multiple restricted securities and securities options by a client in a matter involving state and federal issues. He settled the matter for a fraction of the client’s potential significant civil exposure.
- Represented several executive employees of a major, worldwide aircraft leasing company in resolving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duties, and unfair competition relating to the formation of the company by the former CEO of a competing company.
- Regularly represents large multi-national businesses and insurers against allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information arising from employee mobility, contractual disputes, environmental disputes, and real estate disputes.
- Represents multi-national insurance companies across the nation and overseas in matters related to insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, including errors and omissions coverage, complex excess/umbrella coverage and environmental coverage disputes.
- Juris Doctor (2009) UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, California
- Hastings Law Journal (Law Review), Senior Executive Editor, 2008-2009
- Bachelor of Arts, Government (2006) Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
- Member of the California State Bar
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member/Young Lawyers Division Advisory Committee
- Downtown Los Angeles Bar Association, Board of Directors (past)
HONORS & OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
- 2022 Top 100 Super Lawyers Rising Stars
- 2018-2022 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (awarded to 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40)
- Featured in the Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts of 2018
- Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence
- Regularly volunteers as an attorney scorer/judge for the Southern California Mock Trial Finals presented by the Constitutional Rights Foundation