Adam M. Birnbaum

Senior Counsel

Adam Michael Birnbaum, Esq. is senior counsel at Meenan & Associates. His practice areas include employment law, commercial litigation, immigration, and international law.

Before joining the firm, Adam was an associate at a Brooklyn firm where he worked on commercial litigation, complex financial fraud, construction litigation, Surrogate’s Court litigation, and general civil litigation matters. Previously, Adam was a public defender at the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services. He was an intern at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court and the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Adam has lectured and written on diverse topics including international criminal law, treaty interpretation, maritime law, and legal ethics.

In addition to his work as an attorney, Adam has worked in corporate IT, for-profit education, and the music and entertainment industries. In his spare time he restores vintage computers and HiFi equipment, DJs, and tinkers with classic cars.

Adam earned his J.D. in 2009 from Santa Clara University School of Law and his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1999, where he majored in East Asian Studies. Adam speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin Chinese.


Full Name : Adam M. Birnbaum
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Company : Meenan & Associates, LLC
Job Title : Senior Counsel
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Business Address : 299 Broadway, Suite 1310
New York, NY 10007
Business Phone No : (212) 226-7334


Employment Law
Commercial Litigation
Civil Litigation
Cross-Border Litigation
International Law


Santa Clara University School of Law, JD, 2009
Wesleyan University, BA, 1999 – East Asian Studies


United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2019
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2019
United States District Court District of Massachusetts, 2018
New York, 2012
Massachusetts, 2009


Emerald Isle Immigration Center Honoree, 2019
Recipient of the Belfast Ambassador Medal, 2019
Recipient of The Irish Echo Top 40 Under 40 Justice Ambassador Award, 2019

Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Litigation: Plaintiff for the New York Metro area 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019
Rising Star by the Irish Legal 100, 2017
Joseph Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship, 2007
CUNY Student Leadership Award, 2007
Queens County Bar Association Scholarship, 2006
Frank Durkan Fellowship, 2006
USS Donald & Mary Ellen Passantino International Student Scholarship, 2006
Named one of the Top 100 Irish-Americans by Irish America Magazine, 2006
The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Award, 2004 & 2005


Irish Business Organization of New York (IBO), Member of Women’s Networking Lunch Committee, 2020
IBO, First Vice President and Chairperson of the IBO Women’s Networking Lunch Committee, 2018-2019
IBO, Treasurer, 2017
Irish American Bar Association of New York (IABANY), Board of Directors, 2011-present
National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter, Member
New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Special Needs Section Member, Trusts and Estate Law Section Member, and Labor and Employment Law Section Member
Queens County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee & Surrogate’s Court, Estates and Trusts Committee, Member
Trinity College Dublin, NYC Alumni Group

New York Office
299 Broadway, Suite 1310
New York, NY 10007
By Appointment Only

Tampa office
1725 East Fifth Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
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