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. He also handles high-stakes appellate and district court litigation in numerous areas of law, including patent law, telecommunications law and securities law.
Mr. Unikowsky litigates cases in the US Supreme Court, appellate courts, trial courts and administrative agencies. At the US Supreme Court, he has won eight cases as lead counsel. 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.” He also prevailed in Washington Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den, a tax dispute that turned on the interpretation of an Indian treaty. Mr. Unikowsky has also filed Supreme Court amicus briefs on a wide range of subjects, such as commercial speech, class arbitration and FOIA.
Mr. Unikowsky also litigates cases in federal appellate and district courts. He has particular expertise and experience in patent law, both in the Federal Circuit and in federal district courts, in which he focuses on cases involving computer and electrical engineering technologies. He has also litigated cases in several other substantive areas, including securities law, 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.