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Adam B. Korn

Associate

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Adam is an associate in the Mintz Litigation section. His practice encompasses a wide range of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on consumer class actions, contract disputes, and product liability defense. 

Adam has extensive experience successfully defending against class action claims, in both state and federal courts, brought under California’s False Advertising/Consumer Protection Laws (UCL, CLRA, FAL), California’s Proposition 65, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.  He draws on his litigation capabilities to help clients navigate the complexities of these laws, frequently working to reduce their exposure to litigation and working to limit the cost of litigation through early informal negotiations, mediations, and class action settlements.

He is a skilled commercial litigator and regularly represents clients in a variety of business disputes, breach of contract claims and government investigations.  He advises corporate clients in the retail and consumer brands, technology and financial services industries on all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation investigation through dispositive motions, discovery, and trial. 

Adam also maintains a robust pro bono practice assisting clients in seeking Asylum in the United States and working through their Board of Immigration Appeals. Most recently, Adam drafted two Ninth Circuit amicus briefs (M.D.C.V. v. Barr and Ortiz v. Garland) on behalf of a number of leading immigration organizations.

Prior to joining Mintz, Adam was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Steve Kim at the United States District Court for the Central District of California. While in law school, Adam was the Managing Editor of the Suffolk University Law Review and was a Judicial Extern to the Hon. Donald L. Cabell at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Experience

Class Actions and Product Liability

  • Motion to dismiss granted in class action alleging violations of UCL, TCPA, and California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act when representing a technology company and regional medical group.
  • Defended a national retailer of private label over-the-counter medications in a putative class action alleging false and misleading statements on product labels, brought under UCL, CLRA, and FAL.  Settled on terms very favorable to client before class certification briefed.
  • Represented a leading technology-based medical testing company in a securities class action filed in the Central District of California.  The plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the complaint.
  • Represented several companies in Proposition 65 cases, which were resolved through favorable Court approved settlements.
  • Negotiated voluntary dismissals as well as cost-effective and reasonable settlements in more than 20 lawsuits or demand letters under the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.
  • Worked with major retailer of personal hygiene product to provide pre-litigation advice on California’s auto-renewal law and other statutory regulations.
  • Worked with major retailer of home gym equipment to provide pre-litigation advice on California’s Proposition 65 and other statutory regulations.

 

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice in breach of contract dispute alleging violations of California’s Knox-Keene Act and section 1983 claims when representing one of the largest health insurers in California.
  • Represented a leading technology-based medical testing company in government investigation.
  • Negotiated favorable pre-discovery settlement on behalf of debt settlement company concerning a breach of contract after Plaintiff had already voluntarily dismissed accounting and common law claims.
  • Provided pre-litigation analysis and other product liability advice to several consumer good companies concerning statutory and compliance requirements.
  • Represented insurance carrier in a confidential arbitration against broker for misappropriating premiums and failing to properly account for funds among insurers.
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viewpoints

Washington greatly expanded the protection for consumers’ identifiable health information by enacting the “My Health My Data Act” (MHMDA), in an effort to close the gap between HIPAA protections and the laws protecting the privacy and security of other consumer health care data. While MHMDA resembles the acts in both California and Illinois, it broadly applies to health information outside of traditional health care settings. In this article we answer frequently asked questions about MHMDA’s applicability and requirements.
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Washington greatly expanded the protection for consumers’ identifiable health information by enacting the “My Health My Data Act” (MHMDA), in an effort to close the gap between HIPAA protections and the laws protecting the privacy and security of other consumer health care data. While MHMDA resembles the California Consumer Privacy Act as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CCPA) and the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), it broadly applies to health information outside of traditional health care settings. Regulated Entities should consider undertaking additional steps that we outline now to prepare for the March 31, 2024, and June 30, 2024 (small businesses) compliance deadlines.
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In what is considered the largest privacy-related settlement in history, Google will pay $391.5 million to 40 states to settle an investigation by 40 state attorneys general.  The bipartisan coalition of attorneys general alleged that Google misled users into believing that opting out of sharing their location data prevented the company from tracking users’ locations.
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Member Todd Rosenbaum and Associates Adam Korn and Sebastian Navarro co-authored an article that was republished by Class Action Reporter. The article discusses rulings in Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) lawsuits.
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Associate Adam Korn co-authored an article published by Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine highlighting the Law Student Outreach Committee's mentorship program.
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Member Todd Rosenbaum and Associates Adam Korn and Sebastian Navarro co-authored an article that was republished by Class Action Reporter. The article analyzes Google paying $391.5 million to settle an investigation by 40 state attorneys general.
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Associates Adam Korn and Macklin Thornton co-authored an article published by CPO Magazine exploring state data privacy legislation.
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Managing Member of Mintz's Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Members Todd Rosenbaum and Arameh O'Boyle co-authored an article published by Corporate Counsel summarizing major developments for consumer class actions in 2021, many of which they wrote will carry over into 2022. The article included extensive contributions from Associates Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, and Adam Korn.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Associates Esteban Morales and Adam B. Korn co-authored an article published by Corporate Counsel examining major developments in high-stakes class action litigation in 2020. Notably, the authors wrote that courts have also begun to lay the groundwork for additional developments in 2021.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Associates Esteban Morales and Adam Korn co-authored an article published by Risk Management that examined how businesses collecting and/or utilizing individual’s biometric data in response to the COVID-19 crisis might prepare for and protect themselves from potential litigation.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones, Associates Crystal Lopez and Adam Korn, and client Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Hot Topic Kim Matthews co-authored an article published by Corporate Counsel that examined some of the challenges facing subscription-based companies during the pandemic, including regulation and litigation spurred by COVID-19, and offered tips on how to protect these businesses.
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Events & Speaking

Recognition & Awards

  • Massachusetts Pro Bono Honor Roll (2015, 2016)
  • Rappaport Fellowship in Law and Public Policy
  • Suffolk Law Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law
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Involvement

  • Secretary, Barristers/Young Attorneys Section - Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Network for International Development (BNID), Co-founder and Board Member
  • UCLA Internal Medicine Book Club
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Adam B. Korn

Associate

Los Angeles