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Atiba D. Adams

Pfizer Inc

New York, NY, USA


Atiba Adams is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel in Pfizer's Legal Division, Chief Counsel to Pfizer's Nutrition Business Unit, and a member of the Legal Division Executive Team. As Chief Counsel, Atiba leads a team that is responsible for counseling a business with products available in more than 60 countries on all legal issues and matters.

Atiba joined Pfizer's Litigation Practice Group in October 2000 and for nine years managed a portfolio of complex, mass tort and product liability litigation. 

Prior to joining Pfizer, Atiba was in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, where he defended nationwide class action lawsuits involving pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and medical devices.

Atiba attended North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. He clerked with the Honorable James A. Beaty, Jr., United States District Court Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Atiba is a Board Member and serves on the Executive Committee of Legal Services NYC, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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