Adam Hollingsworth, a former federal prosecutor, represents companies and individuals in government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and cybersecurity matters. He has broad experience defending clients in significant matters and has guided clients through every stage of government investigations.
As an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA), he prosecuted investment and securities fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, bribery, public corruption, embezzlement, identity theft, criminal tax violations, immigration fraud, firearms, and narcotics cases.
Among his trial victories as an AUSA, Adam successfully convicted a politician who accepted bribes for attempting to influence criminal investigations; convicted four defendants who defrauded 500 investors in a medical device fraud scheme; and convicted the owner of a construction company who paid kickbacks in exchange for millions in false invoices. He also prosecuted a former Cleveland Browns football player who stole charitable donations from a nonprofit organization, and he prosecuted the largest indictment in the history of the Northern District of Ohio, securing a guilty plea from all 72 defendants.
Adam has also served in the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where he enforced fair housing, anti-hate crime, and disability rights laws, negotiating a landmark settlement agreement that made iTunes accessible to blind customers.
Adam maintains an active pro bono practice, including assisting detained women seeking political asylum as part of Jones Day's Laredo Project, and leading an Ohio team as part of Jones Day's Hate Crimes Task Force. He has also volunteered since 2010 in Cleveland's high schools through the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) 3Rs Program.
Evidence Collection in Criminal Investigations: Cross-Border Issues and Corporate Employee Considerations
- July 15, 2019
Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection: Best Practices for In-House Counsel
- April 11, 2019
The Board's Role in Cyber Risk Oversight: Jones Day 2019 Directors’ Summit
- April 10, 2019
Ethical Issues in Criminal Prosecution and Defense, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- April 3, 2019
Responding To A Raid: What To Do When The Government Arrives With A Search Warrant
- March 12, 2019
Cybersecurity and Privacy
- Janauary 2019
Overview of Opioid Investigations and Litigation
- November 27, 2018
Cybercrime Update 2018, Jones Day Cleveland CLE Academy
- November 16, 2018
SEC Enforcement Update - 2018 Trends and Results
- May 18, 2018
Views from the Defense U.S. Attorney's Office White Collar Crime Conference Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
- April 26,2018
The Collision of Industry & Tech: What In-House Counsel Need to Know Regarding the Implications for Dealmaking
- February 27, 2018
Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Protection
- November 29, 2017
Insider Trading: Legal Framework & Recent Developments
- November 28, 2017
Anti-Corruption: Assessing and Addressing Global FCPA Risks
- November 16, 2017
Donnelley Financial Solutions SEC Hot Topics Institute: SEC Enforcement
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2004; Associate Editor, Georgetown Law Journal); Miami University (B.A. magna cum laude 2000; Outstanding Political Science Major; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Ohio, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and District of Massachusetts
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio (2010-2017); Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts (2007-2010)