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Adam Sieff
USC Gould School of Law

Adam Sieff

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: July 15, 2022

Adam Sieff is a media, antitrust and constitutional litigator at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. A recognized thought leader on emerging issues at the intersection of online speech and competition regulation, he represents internet, media and technology clients in antitrust, First Amendment, Section 230, copyright and regulatory litigation and appeals, including preemption matters and constitutional challenges to state and local regulation. He also counsels clients on legislation, ballot initiatives and compliance with competition laws, and he represents nonprofit and issue-advocacy organizations in constitutional rights, voting rights, and civil rights impact litigation, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. Outside of his practice, Sieff serves as vice chair of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy in Los Angeles, and on the boards of various civic organizations. In 2020, he served as voting rights counsel for the Biden presidential campaign.

Sieff received his JD with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and awarded the John Hart Ely Prize for his legal scholarship on the intersection of jurisprudence and democratic theory. He received his AB summa cum laude from Columbia University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, awarded the Charles A. Beard Prize for his thesis “Between Global Citizenship and Empire: A Political Concept for International Order,” 22 J. Pol. & Soc. 2 (2011), and given the Edwin M. Robbins Prize for public service. 


USA Today
November 28, 2022
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was interviewed about what schizophrenia really is. "A common misconception is that we're unable to care for ourselves and that's not true," she said. "For some people it is, but not for all of us. We can have relationships –romantic and friendships. But we often don't see that (in the media) because of the emphasis on sensationalism and 'othering' us."


Mugambi Jouet
October, 2022

“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” Arizona State Law Journal (Forthcoming 2023).

Hannah R. Garry
October, 2022

"From Policy back to Principles? Refugee Protection under International Law & State (Non)-Compliance," introductory remarks and chair of roundtable discussion, ABILA International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, Oct. 21, 2022.

D. Daniel Sokol
October, 2022

“Cookie Intermediaries: Does Competition Lead to More Privacy? Evidence from the Dark Web,” University of Toronto Law and Economics Workshop, Toronto, Canada, October 2022.