Adam K. Derman

Member of the Firm

Adam Derman, co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Group, is a skilled litigator who routinely serves as lead counsel in trials, injunction proceedings, arbitrations and appeals. A trusted advisor, Adam also provides strategic counsel to his clients in order to efficiently resolve complex, and often sensitive, business disputes.

Commercial Litigation Practice
Adam’s litigation practice focuses on contract and commercial disputes; trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation; enforcing and protecting shareholder rights; real estate and estate-related litigation; and professional liability defense. He has been appointed by state and federal court judges to the positions of Provisional Director, Discovery Master, Receiver and Guardian.

Business Counseling
Adam works closely with general counsel and business executives, advising on a broad range of issues, including corporate governance, employee rights and restrictions and contract issues. For those companies without an in-house legal advisor, he acts as outside general counsel.

Prior to joining CSG, Adam served as a litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker & Hostetler.

Adam is a trustee of the Federal Bar Association and was formerly the Chair of the General Equity Section of the Essex County Bar Association. A member of the firm’s Management Committee, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Trusts & Estates Litigation since 2007, and was named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Trusts & Estates litigation in 2016. Adam was listed in New York Magazine as one of the New York area’s top commercial litigators and has been listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2009. He maintains an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and was selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA in the area of Litigation - New Jersey.

Adam received his J.D. with honors from George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Notes Editor for the George Washington Law Review.


  • George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 1992)
  • Duke University (A.B., 1989)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland