Overview

Adam P. Forman advises employers in a broad range of employment law matters. His practice is dedicated to providing day-to-day counseling to clients on all issues that touch the workplace and to drafting critical employment-related documents such as employment contracts, severance agreements, handbooks and reduction-in-force documentation. He conducts employment-related trainings for clients on topics as varied as harassment prevention, hiring techniques, conducting investigations and boot camps for managers.

Adams' clients span the following industries:

  • Technology
  • Biotech
  • Medical devices
  • Venture capital
  • Manufacturers
  • Restaurants

Adam is the exclusive winner of the 2016 Client Choice Award in the Employment & Benefits category for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, issued by the International Law Office and Lexology. He is an active member of the firm's International Employment Law Practice Group, and he co-authored the firm’s Start-Up Guide For Foreign Employers. Biannually, he conducts a course on U. S. employment laws in London and has conducted similar courses in Dublin and Tel Aviv.

Prior to joining Littler, Adam served as the chair of the labor and employment practice for another Boston firm. From 2006 to 2009, he was elected and served on the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Swampscott, MA

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Massachusetts Bar Association

Member

Boston Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2019

Awarded, Client Choice Award

International Law Office and Lexology

2014, 2016

Named, Super Lawyer

Massachusetts

Super Lawyers

2004-2018

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2012-2015

Named, Who's Who in American Law

2011-2014

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2004-2019

Massachusetts Fellow

American Bar Foundation

2011-2013

Named, Guide to the World's Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

News, Analysis & Press

Start-Up Guide for Foreign Employers in the United States (Second Ed.)

Littler Report

October 2013

State Wage Payment Laws Pose Unique Challenges

National Law Journal

January 12, 2004

Speaking Engagements

HR Forum: Conquering the Cannabis Conundrum

Keystone Partners

June 13, 2019
2018 Employment Law Update

Boston, MA

June 8, 2018
Employment Law Update

Boston, MA

April 4, 2017

Leaves of Absence: The Ongoing Challenges of Complying with the ADA and FMLA

2016 New England Employer Conference, Burlington, MA

October 13, 2016
Employment Law Update: Navigating a Changing Landscape

Boston, MA

June 24, 2016
DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Boston, MA

November 5, 2015
Employment Law: Navigating a Changing Landscape

Boston, MA

June 5, 2015
Doing Business In Israel and the U.S.? Don't Forget These Immigration & Employment Tax Issues

February 18, 2015
Massachusetts Voters Said Yes To Paid Sick Leave… Now What?

December 17, 2014
Employment Law: Trends, Threats and Tactics in 2014

Boston, MA

May 21, 2014
Global Mobility: Employment and Taxation Implications

April 3, 2014
International Employment Law Update

October 10, 2013
2013 Employment Law Update

Boston, MA

February 27, 2013

Forging a Global HR Team to Align with a Global Business: Transparency and Integration

Global Employer Institute

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

November 9, 2012
Dramatic Employment Law Reforms in Italy: What an International Employer Needs to Know

September 27, 2012
The ADA in Real Life: An Interactive Case Study

Boston, MA

September 14, 2012
CORI Reform Act: What Employers Need to Know Now

August 9, 2012

The ADA in Real Life

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012

Employment Law USA (conducted in London twice a year)

JSB Group Ltd.

2006-2012
ADA Alert: The EEOC Has Issued Important New Compliance Regulations

Boston, MA

May 19, 2011
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

May 17, 2011
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

March 14, 2011
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

January 13, 2011
Making Sense of the "Ban the Box" and Personnel Record Legislation in MA

December 2, 2010
Making Sense of the Onslaught of New Employment Legislation in MA

Boston, MA

October 15, 2010
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

October 7, 2010
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

June 30, 2010
Employers Beware: Proposed New Regulations Will Dramatically Change the ADA

Boston, MA

December 10, 2009
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

November 20, 2009
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

April 3, 2009
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

February 3, 2009
Managing Leaves of Absence

Boston, MA

January 20, 2009
New FMLA and ADA Amendments

January 8, 2009
Cross-Border Employment and Labor Law Topics

December 5, 2008
Managing Leaves of Absence: Preparing for FMLA Changes and Responding to ADA Changes and Challenges

Boston, MA

June 4, 2008

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987cum laude
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1984With High Distinction

Bar Admission

Massachusetts