Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.

Adam J. Pessin

Adam Pessin, a member, focuses on antitrust and other complex litigation, as well as pro bono litigation relating to immigration and immigration rights.

Mr. Pessin received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School magna cum laude in 2003, where he was a research assistant for Prof. Stephen Burbank, a teaching assistant for Judge Alison Whitmer Tumas, and an editor of the Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in English from Yale University with distinction in 1996, and a diploma in Hebrew and Jewish studies from Oxford University in 1997.

Prior to joining Fine, Kaplan and Black, Mr. Pessin clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and was an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York City.

Mr. Pessin is a board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, where he is an active member of the Civil Rights Committee.

Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003, J.D.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: P. Pemberton Morris Award for highest grades in fields of Evidence, Pleading & Practice
    Law Journal: Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1997, Diploma
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1996, B.A.
    Honors: Distinction in the English Major
    Honors: Herbert M. Atherton Award

Representative Cases

  • In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 2724 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Standard Iron Works v. ArcelorMittal, et al., No. 08-5214 (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re Aftermarket Filters Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 157 (N.D. Ill.)

Past Employment

  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, Associate, 2004 - 2007
  • Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry, United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 2003 - 2004
  • New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney's Office, Policy & Planning Analyst, 1998 - 2000