Adam M. Birnbaum is an Associate at the firm of Abrams Fensterman, LLP in the Brooklyn office and is a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation practice group.
Before joining Abrams, Fensterman, Mr. Birnbaum worked at a Manhattan boutique firm focused on employment and housing discrimination. He was previously an intern at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court and remains active in the practice of international law.
Mr. Birnbaum earned his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009, where he was a member of the International Moot Court Team. He received his Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University.
Mr. Birnbaum is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts, and to the federal district courts for the District of Massachusetts, and the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York.
- Massachusetts – 2009
- New York – 2012
- District of Massachusetts – 2018
- EDNY – 2019
- SDNY – 2019
- NDNY – 2021
- Santa Clara University School of Law – JD (2009)
- Wesleyan University – Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies (1999)
Honors and Awards
- Member, International Moot Court Team
- Pace University International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition – 2009 winning team
- Witkin Legal Institute Award for Academic Excellence, Business Organizations, Spring 2009
- Witkin Legal Institute Award for Academic Excellence, European Union Law Seminar, Spring 2009
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award, International Organizations, Fall 2008
- Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellow, Summer 2007
- Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Fellow, Summer 2008
- Witkin Legal Institute Award for Academic Excellence, Conflicts of Law, Spring 2008
- Appellate Advocacy “Best Oral Advocate” Award, Fall 2007
Publications and Media
- “The Need for a Common Scheme for Passage and Porting in the Era of the New Armed Merchantman,” published in “Insecurity at Sea: Piracy and Other Risks to Navigation,” (Andreone, Gemma /Bevilacqua, Giorgia/Cataldi, Giuseppe/Cinelli, Claudia, editors), (Giannini Editore 2013)
- “The Remote Witness: Testimony of What a Witness Observes Over a Live Video Link is Generally Admissible,” The Brooklyn Barrister, Fall 2021
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Brooklyn Bar Association, Member
- International Association of Penal Law, Member
- Pro bono counsel, Kids in Need of Defense