Adam   Rader


Phone: 347.589.8514
Fax: 212.545.1656
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
Suite 3500 , New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Adam Rader


Adam J. Rader has been assisting clients in the civil prosecution and defense of complex commercial business disputes in state and federal court for more than 20 years. His practice focuses on commercial litigation in state and federal court with an emphasis on international law.

Mr. Rader provides clients with creative and practical approaches to the resolution of complex commercial problems.

Mr. Rader has been involved on behalf of his clients in a diverse array of complex commercial litigation matters, arbitration and mediation, international matters, executive employment disputes and appellate matters.

Mr. Rader has represented U.S. and international clients in a variety of state and federal civil and criminal cases including matters involving corporate and international litigation, arbitration, international trade, extradition, art law, trademark issues, entertainment law and Native American Law.



Mr. Rader has been involved in several high profile cases including representation of a prominent German real estate developer in extradition proceedings and preparation of writ of habeas corpus; representation of an Azerbaijani law professor accused of attempting to sell works of art allegedly stolen in World War II; and representation of Internet Tobacco sellers in complex federal litigation involving novel theories of trademark violation alleged by Philip Morris concerning grey goods and the sale of tobacco products by Native American business.

Mr. Rader has consulted with and assisted in preparation of British counsel in connection with multi-jurisdictional matters with related litigation in both the U.S. and Great Britain.

Mr. Rader has obtained an award of summary judgment in excess of $2.5 million on behalf of a client in a commercial litigation matter involving various breaches of fiduciary duties by establishing adverse inferences as a result of defendant’s destruction of computers and other relevant evidence. In several matters, Mr. Rader has obtained preliminary relief for clients involved in partnership disputes leading to favorable resolution of “business divorce” actions.

He has recently settled a matter involving a partnership dispute over various real estate holdings in Brooklyn in which, after obtaining injunctive relief, his client received sole possession of a Brooklyn property worth several million dollars, plus cash payments in excess of $1 million.

Education & Admissions

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (J.D.), 1991
  • Connecticut College (B.A.), 1986
  • New York State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • District Court for the Southern District Court of New York
  • District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association