Adam G. Unikowsky is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court, Communications, and Technology Litigation Practices. He has won seven 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 U.S. Supreme Court, appellate courts, trial courts, and administrative agencies. At the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Unikowsky has been lead counsel in seven cases since 2016, winning all seven. In six of those cases, Mr. Unikowsky represented the petitioner and filed a successful petition for certiorari, leading him to be 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.”
At the appellate level, Mr. Unikowsky has briefed numerous appeals in a wide range of areas, including patent law, telecommunications, and government contracts. In 2015, he briefed and argued United States v. Fokker Services, B.V., a leading D.C. Circuit case concerning deferred prosecution agreements. 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.