Derek Adams

Derek Adams

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
  • District of Columbia, Massachusetts
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Renee Brooker
Renee Brooker March 24, 2019
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Derek has all the stellar qualities necessary to represent individuals and companies during the challenging time when they are under investigation by the Justice Department in False Claims Act and FIRREA cases.
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Derek M. Adams is a partner in the firm’s False Claims Act (FCA) and Litigation practice groups. Mr. Adams represents companies, individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations, universities, and local governments facing a variety of investigations and legal actions under the FCA, and related statutes.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Adams served as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Fraud Section, where he worked on numerous complex cases under the FCA and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). In under five years, his matters recovered more than $2 billion for the public fisc.

Mr. Adams began his legal career at a leading Am Law 50 law firm, representing clients in high-stakes litigation, including allegations of securities fraud, common law fraud, fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Mr. Adams is a speaker at national fraud conferences and provides training on the FCA and FIRREA.

Additional Practice Areas
  • False Claims Act Defense
  • FIRREA Defense
  • Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
- Current
Trial Attorney - Civil Fraud Section
Department of Justice
Goodwin Procter LLP
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Massachusetts  # 669495
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Federal Bar Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
At The Intersection of Escobar Touhy And Gov't Dismissal
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Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
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Feldesman Tucker
1129 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 466-8960
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