Adam Diederich

Adam Diederich Partner Chicago ArentFox Schiff LLP
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Professional Biography

Adam is a problem-solver. He focuses his practice on resolving disputes involving ownership and control of privately held businesses, restrictive covenants, business torts, and complex contract claims.

Adam helps clients resolve disputes involving:

  • ownership and control of privately held businesses, including derivative and direct claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, requests to inspect books and records, and breach of shareholder agreements and LLC agreements;
  • sports, media, and entertainment law;
  • restrictive covenants (noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements), trade secrets, and confidential information; and
  • business torts and complex contract claims.

His experience also includes drafting restrictive covenant agreements, representing professional associations, Freedom of Information Act requests, student discipline hearings, professional liability (malpractice) claims, trust and estate litigation, and animal law.

Adam strives to understand each client’s business to help advance their legal and business interests. He helps his clients solve problems through advice and counseling, mediation, arbitration, and litigation in state and federal courts. He has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants at all stages of litigation, from temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions to summary judgment, arbitration hearings, bench and jury trials, and appeal.

Before beginning his law career, Adam taught fourth grade as a Teach For America corps member.

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The National Law Review names ArentFox Schiff LLP a Go-To Thought Leader in the field of Election Law. In March of 2022, authors Adam Diederich and Kirstie Brenson authored the article “Big Lie Could Mean Big Trouble for Fox News in Defamation Case,” which discusses at length Smartmatic’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News for its coverage of Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.” The article gained significant traction for its timeliness and thorough coverage, and is but one example of the firm’s outstanding thought leadership.


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