Adrian BarnesSenior Counsel
Adrian Barnes is a recognized consumer protection and employment law attorney who has over 12 years of experience fighting for employee and consumer rights. Adrian has represented clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the Public Employment Relations Board, and has litigated class actions to the Supreme Court. He has also obtained favorable settlements in over 20 employee multi-million-dollar class actions under California’s wage and hour laws.
Adrian has significant experience with both consumer privacy and cybersecurity investigations and litigation. Adrian is currently pursuing litigation against a number of leading financial and healthcare companies for their unauthorized disclosure of their customer’s personal financial and medical information.
Adrian has represented and attained multi-million-dollar judgements for both employees and consumers at the trial and appellate levels. Examples include, Choate v. Celite Corp., Greenwood v. CompuCredit, and Gola v. University of San Francisco.
Besides his impressive legal career, Adrian spent 4 years as an associate at a leading hedge fund where he built and maintained financial models and investigated potential investments. This experience provided Adrian with a unique financial skill set that enables him to understand the financial considerations and issues that are present in all cases.
Adrian earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was on the editorial board of the Columbia Law Review, was a James Kent Scholar (awarded to the top 30% of the class) and received the Emil Schlesinger Prize excellence in labor law.
Adrian received his BA, magna cum laude, at the University of California at Berkely, where he was captain of the men’s tennis team and received the Neufeld Scholar-Athlete Award (awarded to the male athlete with the highest GPA). Adrian also received a master’s degree from the University of London in English Literature.
Outside of work, Adrian enjoys spending time with his family, playing racket sports, and skiing badly.