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Peter Adams

Cooley LLP
San Diego, CA, USA

Peter Adams' practice focuses on corporate governance and shareholder litigation, including the defense of securities class actions, derivative suits and M&A litigation. He represents clients in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and civil enforcement actions, as well as internal corporate investigations. His practice also includes healthcare and complex commercial litigation.


  • "The 'Holistic' Approach to Scienter Under Tellabs," Securities Litigation Journal, 19(2), 4-8(Winter 2009) and Commercial & Business Litigation, 10(2), 1-6, Winter 2009.
  • "RecentDevelopmentsinthe Caselaw Governing Damages in 10b-5 Cases," AdvancedSecurities Law Workshop 2008, Practising Law Institute, 529-40, 2008.
  • "Healthy,Wealthy,and Wise? Tests for Direct Causal Paths Between Health and SocioeconomicStatus," Journal of Econometrics, 112(1), 3-56, 2003.


University of California, Berkeley MA, 2005, Economics

UC Berkeley School of Law JD, 2004

Northwestern University

BA, 1994, Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California All California State Courts


American Bar Association

San Diego County Bar Association


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