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Adam Shlahet, a graduate of Fordham Law School, is director of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center. As director, he manages all facets of Fordham’s nationally ranked trial advocacy program, including the training and supervision of a coaching staff of over 40 adjuncts and the oversight of all trial competition teams.
Shlahet has served since 2004 as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Fordham Law, where he teaches both the Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy Competition teams. Prior to joining Fordham Law full-time, Shlahet worked as a special assistant attorney general in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New York Attorney General’s Office. Among his court victories was the successful criminal prosecution of a massive black market HIV drug scam—a high-profile case that culminated in the trial conviction of a corrupt pharmacist and the recovery of over $20 million. Before his work in the AG’s office, he served as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx, where he represented thousands of clients charged with all levels of crime.
In 2015, Shlahet received the inaugural Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award from Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy. In 2011, he received the Travis H.D. Lewin Outstanding Coach Award presented by the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.
B.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison
J.D., Fordham Law School