Overview

Adam Polk is a partner at Girard Sharp who takes a client-focused approach to each matter he handles. A devoted advocate, Adam rolls up his sleeves and does whatever it takes to give each of his clients the high-quality representation they deserve. Concentrating his practice in complex securities, antitrust, and consumer class actions, Adam’s experience covers all aspects of civil litigation, from initial case investigation and complaint preparation through settlement or trial.

Adam currently serves on the lead counsel teams in In re Nexus 6P Products Liability Litigation, Weeks et al. v. Google, LLC, and In re Pacific Fertility Center Litigation. Adam was instrumental in several recent matters that have resolved favorably for his clients, including In re Sears Holdings Corporation Stockholder and Derivative Litigation ($40 million settlement) and Daccache v. Raymond James Financial, Inc. et al. ($150 million partial settlement).

Before joining the firm, Adam externed for the Honorable Sandra Brown Armstrong and the Honorable Claudia Wilken, both in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and also worked as an associate with a mid-sized regional firm, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants.

Clerkships

  • Externed for Northern District of California Judges Sandra Brown Armstrong and Claudia Wilken

Education

J.D., University of California Hastings, College of the Law

  • Best Oral Advocate Award
  • Best Brief Award
  • Moot Court Team chair

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Admissions

  • California
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California

Experience

In re Pacific Fertility Center Litigation
Representing individuals and families as interim class counsel and sole liaison counsel in this case alleging that a tank holding plaintiffs’ eggs and embryos failed, compromising the viability of their genetic material.

In re Nexus 6P Products Liability Litigation
Serves as Co-lead counsel in this consumer electronic product liability case against Google and Huawei arising out of their allegedly defective Nexus 6P smartphones.

Weeks et al. v. Google, LLC
Serves as co-lead counsel in this smartphone products liability case arising out of Google’s allegedly defective Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

In re Sears Holdings Corporation Stockholder and Derivative Litigation
Represented nominal plaintiff Sears in derivative litigation alleging breaches of fiduciary duty arising out of Sears’s spinoff of several of its real estate assets into a newly formed REIT. Recovered $40 million on behalf of Sears.

Daccache v. Raymond James Financial, Inc. et al. 
Represented investors in the Jay Peak EB-5 immigrant investor program in this case alleging that Raymond James aided and abetted a fraud resulting in more than $350 million in losses. Recovered $150 million on behalf of investors to date.

Booth v. Strategic Retail Trust, Inc., et al.
Represented class of investors in this securities fraud case alleging that a real estate investment company made fraudulent statements in connection with its offering of securities to the public. Recovered $5 million on behalf of investors.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Named to the Northern California Super Lawyers list (2013-2018)

Affiliations

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation Section
    • Member and newsletter editor, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Subcommittee
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern District of California Chapter
  • Member, American Association for Justice

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