Earl Adams, Jr. Named D.C. Office Managing Partner

Earl Adams, Jr. Named D.C. Office Managing Partner

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, a 400-plus attorney law firm with 16 U.S. offices, announces that Earl Adams, Jr. has been named D.C. Office Managing Partner, effective February 19, 2020. In this capacity, he will oversee more than 30 attorneys providing client-centric counsel to businesses throughout the United States and internationally. 

A partner in the Firm's Litigation Practice, Earl helps clients navigate complex government regulatory and administrative legal issues. His representations typically include securing regulatory approvals; defending against enforcement actions; developing compliance programs; and executing advocacy strategies before both the executive and legislative branches. Prior to joining the Firm, Earl practiced law with two global law firms and, in the public sector, was a senior appointed state official, serving as chief of staff to Maryland's Lieutenant Governor.

Designated as one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s "40 Under 40" in 2015, Earl is a recognized leader in the legal field and the D.C. community. Earl was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors, and currently serves as Chair.  He is also a founding member of Innovation for Equity, a non-profit dedicated to improving life outcomes for students by developing scalable, effective solutions, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the SEED School of Maryland and the Board of Visitors for Bowie State University.

Earl joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in 2016. He earned his law degree from Boston College Law School, his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Morehouse College.