Adam B. Oppenheim


Adam Oppenheim is a commercial litigator with years of federal and state courtroom experience. He has represented businesses and individuals in commercial disputes, securities litigation, adversarial bankruptcy proceedings and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Oppenheim represents clients in a wide range of industries including real estate investment and management, financial services, broker-dealer, proprietary trading, wealth management and medical care.


Columbia University School of Law. J.D. (Stone Scholar/Journal of Law and Social Problems)

Tufts University. B.A. (International Relations and Music)


State of New York

Eastern District of New York

Southern District of New York

Prior Experience

Mr. Oppenheim has been a commercial litigator in New York City since 2000. Before joining MSF in 2013, Mr. Oppenheim spent many years working on behalf of Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee Irving Picard as court-appointed counsel for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, where he served as a lead member of litigation teams that brought claims to recover stolen money from members of Madoff’s immediate family, and from global financial institutions that enabled the Ponzi scheme to take place on an international scale.

Representative Matters

Reached a favorable pre-trial settlement on behalf of an industry leading internet analytics company.

Conducted a successful arbitration on behalf of a hedge fund resulting in the recovery of a multi-million-dollar foreign investment.

Obtained the dismissal of competitor’s claims against a real estate developer arising from the purchase of commercial property.

Obtaining the dismissal of federal criminal securities fraud charges brought against a former NYSE specialist and litigated the parallel SEC enforcement action to verdict resulting in no financial penalty against client.

Represented former hedge fund executive in investigation of pay-to-play allegations associated with the solicitation of pension fund investments (no charges brought).

Obtained the dismissal of breach of contract claims brought by building owner against commercial tenant seeking seven-figure damages amount arising from related corporate acquisition.

The successful pro bono representation of individuals seeking asylum in the United States to escape persecution and violence based upon their HIV status or sexual orientation.


Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2018