Adam G. Unikowsky is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court, Communications, and Technology Litigation Practices. Since 2016, he has won eight Supreme Court cases as lead counsel, while losing none. He also handles high-stakes appellate and district court litigation in numerous areas of law, including patent law, telecommunications law, and securities law. In 2017, he was recognized as a Law360 “MVP of the Year.”
Mr. Unikowsky litigates cases in the US Supreme Court, appellate courts, trial courts, and administrative agencies. At the US Supreme Court, Mr. Unikowsky has won eight cases as lead counsel since 2016, while losing none. In six of those cases, Mr. Unikowsky represented the petitioner and filed a successful petition for certiorari. Mr. Unikowsky has been recognized by “Empirical SCOTUS” as the attorney in the United States with the highest statistical rate of success in Supreme Court merits cases; he has also separately been recognized by “Empirical SCOTUS” as the attorney in the United States with the highest statistical rate of success at obtaining grants of certiorari. In 2017, he argued three cases within a 28-day span, leading to unanimous victories in all three. Among those cases were Kokesh v. SEC, a case limiting the SEC’s power to obtain disgorgement, which led to Law360 recognizing him as a Securities Law “MVP of the Year.” Mr. Unikowsky has also filed Supreme Court amicus briefs on a wide range of subjects, such as commercial speech, class arbitration, and FOIA.
At the appellate level, Mr. Unikowsky litigates appeals in a wide range of areas, including securities law, patent law, telecommunications, and government contracts. At the trial level, Mr. Unikowsky regularly litigates patent cases involving a wide range of computer and electrical engineering technologies. He has litigated cases in several other substantive areas, including telecommunications, insurance, copyright, energy, and government contracts. He has also handled telecommunications disputes in federal and state administrative agencies.
Mr. Unikowsky is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the District of Columbia.