Adam brings years of experience practicing law with a focus on climate-related policy, law, disclosure, and liability. At Manifest Climate, Adam combines this depth of climate expertise with strategy to lead clients in a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and managing climate impacts. In addition, Adam’s passion for organizational strategy and operations underpin his leadership role within the strategy team.
Prior to joining Manifest Climate, Adam’s breadth and depth of experience included managing large public-interest litigation files at a leading plaintiff-side class action law firm in Toronto, and a term at the United Nations in New York, where he served as an advisor for the Permanent Mission of the Maldives and a policy advisor for an intergovernmental organization focused on small island state development. Adam also brings experience as a government affairs advisor for the United Nations Environment Programme, advising for the Oceans and Environment Division of Global Affairs Canada, and as a caseworker at Canada's largest environmental law charity, Ecojustice Canada.
Adam is currently a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law and a Global Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law. He also serves on the executive board of the Environmental Law Section at the Ontario Bar Association.
Adam holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University, a Master of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. He also clerked for the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.