Adam I. Kaplan is a litigator in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Kaplan’s practice includes complex commercial litigation, copyright litigation, securities litigation, and employment litigation defense. At the appellate level, his recent experience includes obtaining a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit defeating a forced patronage class action challenging a common securities industry compliance practice. In California state court, he recently secured the voluntary dismissal of age and gender employment discrimination claims after moving for summary judgment on behalf of the defendant employer. On a pro bono basis, Mr. Kaplan represents a native Guatemalan petitioning for asylum.
Before joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Kaplan served as a law clerk to Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the Ninth Circuit and Judge Alan C. Kay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Mr. Kaplan obtained his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a comments editor for the UCLA Law Review. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Kaplan taught Government & Economics and English at a private high school in Los Angeles. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2003, magna cum laude, with a degree in philosophy.
Mr. Kaplan is the president of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Club and serves on the executive committee of the litigation section of the Barristers Club. He also is a co-founding vice president of the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco and he serves on the legal pipeline committee of the advisory council for the Bay Area Urban Debate League.