• California


  • U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), J.D.
    • Berkeley Journal of International Law, Managing Editor
    • American Constitution Society, Vice President
    • International Law Society, Board Member
    • Research Assistant to Professor Oona Hathaway
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
    • Majors in Classical Studies and History
    • Summa cum Laude
    • College Honors


  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Ming Chin, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court

Adam Trott joined Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy in 2018 as a Senior Associate focused on complex antitrust and securities litigation. Representative cases include In re Domestic Air Travel and In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation.

Mr. Trott received his J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). While at Berkeley, he served as managing editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and published an article in Berkeley’s legal journal dedicated to environmental law, Ecology Law Quarterly. During his final year, Mr. Trott interned at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s general counsel’s office in Washington, D.C., where he provided advice on CFIUS enforcement and various international monetary and fiscal matters.

After receiving his J.D., Mr. Trott served as Legal and Policy Consultant for the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate social responsibility initiative, in New York City. While there, Mr. Trott spearheaded the creation of a new reporting framework encouraging businesses around the world to improve their own human and labor rights practices, and those of their supply chains, and worked directly with businesses in Eastern Europe, Africa and Central Asia facing local and cross-border corruption issues. Mr. Trott was a panelist at multiple seminars centered on these issues with business and political leaders and spoke at several related conferences in Europe and North America.

Mr. Trott then moved to San Francisco to join a large law firm, representing clients in antitrust, data privacy, and securities litigation, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. He also represented several pro bono clients seeking asylum in the United States. Prior to joining Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, Mr. Trott volunteered at and worked as an attorney for Disability Rights California, where he represented and provided advocacy services for its clients.

Mr. Trott received his B.A., summa cum laude with College Honors, in Classical Studies and History from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, Mr. Trott was heavily involved with the school’s music department and marching band, focusing on clarinet performance, and interned for then- and current U.S. Representative Brad Sherman.