Adam Romney is Senior Counsel for Berger Kahn’s wildfire litigation team.
A career high-stakes litigator, Adam has extensive cross-disciplinary experience arguing complex and novel legal theories across a broad array of practice areas in the Western United States. Adam handles every aspect of mass tort subrogation cases with a versatile skill set; including fact investigation, drafting pleadings, taking depositions, arguing motions, preparing cases for mediation, and presenting cases at trial. A particularly skilled writer and oral advocate, clients and colleagues trust Adam to handle their most complicated legal issues against high-profile opposing counsel.
Adam has prosecuted wildfire subrogation claims against utilities and public entities for nearly a decade, including the North Bay and Camp Fires against PG&E, the Thomas and Woolsey Fires against Southern California Edison, and the Little Valley Fire against the State of Nevada. He has also successfully prosecuted several individual subrogation claims, focusing primarily on fire and water losses on behalf of insurance clients, with an emphasis on scientifically complex theories of causation and catastrophic product failures.
Adam also drafts and argues appeals in both State and Federal court, authoring a successful petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in just his first year of practice.
Before focusing his practice on subrogation, Adam worked in Silicon Valley defending large corporate clients in securities litigation matters, complex derivative suits, national security contracting disputes, and litigation against international institutions. Drawing from this broad base of experience, Adam approaches new legal problems from an unusual perspective and often perceives legal avenues that would remain otherwise invisible.
He obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School, financing his legal education by working part-time as a coach for the University’s undergraduate policy debate team. While at Vanderbilt, Adam studied in the rigorous Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program – established by a cy pres award to train the nation’s next generation of attorneys to advance the interests of individual plaintiffs against institutional defendants.
In his free time, Adam writes and performs short biographical stories at community events, studies Eastern European history and culture, travels extensively, grows colorful flowers, and dotes excessively on his pet cats.
Emory University (BA, Economics and Political Science, 2005)
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Daily Journal – March 10, 2022
Senior Counsel Adam Romney Featured in Los Angeles Daily Journal in “Veteran of state’s wildfire litigation joins Berger Kahn”
Daily Journal – March 10, 2022
Berger Kahn was Featured in Claims Journal for Recent Hire Adam Romney Joining Wildfire Team
Claims Journal – March 10, 2022
Berger Kahn Welcomes Adam Romney – Senior Counsel Joins Wildfire Litigation Team
Berger Kahn – December 28, 2021