Morrison Rothman LLP

Senior counsel

Adam Gertz



  • Southwestern Law School Juris Doctor, 2013

  • George Washington University
    B.A., International Affairs, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • California

Adam is an attorney with extensive experience in entertainment, video game, and digital media law. Adam's journey to Morrison Rothman was somewhat nontraditional. After law school, Adam worked as counsel for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In addition to presiding over numerous technology transactions on behalf of the City of Los Angeles, Adam also served as Mayor Garcetti's Cybersecurity Policy Director. In that capacity, Adam created the Los Angeles Cyber Lab, the nation's first regional public private partnership for cybersecurity information sharing. After several rewarding years at the Mayor's Office, Adam transitioned to private practice where he handled IP licensing and registration, as well as privacy, corporate transactional matters, and business litigation.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Esports Bar Association

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Deadliest Catch: Towards a Framework for Combating IUU Fishing in Somalia, SW J. INT’L LAW 19 (2)

  • Not Your Average ROM Com: No Love Lost As Video Game ’Emulators’ Get Legal Blast From Nintendo, The Biederman Blog, 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Values Driven Leadership in Cybersecurity- Secure the Village’s Cybersecure LA 2017: Get Prepared, 2017

  • City of Los Angeles Approach to Cyber- USC Alumni Club Cybersecurity Panel Discussion, 2017

  • Co-Panelist with Congressman Ted Lieu- ScaleLA Cybersecurity and Privacy Discussion, 2016