Matthew S. Adams

Partner | Fox Rothschild LLP

Matthew is an experienced criminal and civil trial attorney whose diverse national practice focuses predominantly on white-collar criminal and regulatory defense and complex commercial litigation. He serves as the co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s White-Collar Criminal Defense & Regulatory Compliance practice group, and also holds leadership roles in the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (Officer) and the Essex County, New Jersey Bar Association (Trustee).
Known for his sophisticated command of emerging issues at the intersection of technology and the law, Matthew is particularly knowledgeable in e-discovery, digital forensics, data privacy, social networking and cybersecurity. His clients routinely rely upon him to advance their interests through the use of technology driven evidence like e-mails, text messages, internet IP address and intrusion analysis, metadata, and cellular tower triangulation – to name just a few of the novel forms of evidence that Matthew has demonstrated a mastery with over the course of the last decade.
He represents companies of all sizes facing or pursuing civil litigation, public officials confronting corruption or official misconduct charges and individuals and entities facing a broad range of regulatory enforcement actions and criminal charges including, but not limited to, fraud, theft of trade secrets, possession and distribution of digital contraband, commercial bribery and extortion.
Outside the courtroom, Matthew is a vocal advocate for veterans’ rights, particularly as relates to the treatment of veterans suffering from mental health and dependency issues resulting from their service to our nation in theatres of combat. Additionally, in May of 2018, Matthew was appointed by the President of the Essex County, New Jersey Bar Association to chair a special commission to raise funds and provide logistical coordination for the large-scale, no questions asked buy back of illegal firearms to remove them from the street and make our communities safer.


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