Adam Lazier works closely with news organizations, publishers, and other media clients from pre-publication review to trials and appeals. His litigation practice focuses on defending clients in defamation, privacy, copyright, reporter’s privilege, and other First Amendment cases across the country. He also has substantial experience in general commercial litigation, particularly with media clients.
Adam is also a trusted pre-publication adviser to a wide range of clients, from NGOs and university professors to major television networks and global news organizations, who appreciate his practical approach to solving problems and managing risk.
After beginning his career practicing with Canada’s largest media law group, Adam remains an active member of the Ontario bar. He often advises U.S., Canadian, and other international clients on cross-border media law issues.
Admitted to Practice
New York, 2016
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2018
LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2015
- George Colin Award for top student in Traditional LL.M program
- International Quarter-Finalist, Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, Oxford, U.K
J.D., University of Toronto, 2009, Honors
- Justice Michael J. Moldaver Award for standing first in third year
- Associate Editor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review
B.A., History, Queen’s University, 2006, Honors
- Associate, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP, New York, N.Y., 2015-2017
- Associate, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto, Canada, 2011-2014
- Law Clerk, Hon. J. Edgar Sexton, Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Canada, 2010-2011