Heather Adams is counsel in the firm's Litigation & Trial Practice Group. Heather is experienced in financial services, non-compete, wage & hour, products liability, trademark infringement, price-fixing, corporate governance and securities litigation. She specializes in handling the defense of class actions in the areas of mass torts, employment, financial services, antitrust, ERISA and securities fraud. Her clients operate in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, health care, information technology, manufacturing and software.
Prior to joining Alston & Bird, she was a partner at Smith Anderson, LLP. From 2004-2005, she served as general counsel of Sageworks, Inc., a software company headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.
"Courts in Recent Decisions Consider Applicability of Safe Harbor Protection to Statements Known to be False," Notes Bearing Interest, Volume 33, No.1, November 2011.
“The Fed’s Proposed Regulation Z Amendment,” Consumer Financial Services Law Report, Volume 14, Issue 21, May 11, 2011.
May 11, 2011
"Workplace Emotional Distress Claims," Labor & Employment, Vol. 29, No. 2, December 2010.
"Corporate Pro Se Representation in North Carolina Courts," The Business Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 1, October 2010.
"A Practical Guide to Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions," TortSource, Vol. 9, No. 2, December 2007.
“Petitions to Compel Arbitration and Federal Question Jurisdiction,” Conflict Management, American Bar Association, Summer 2006, reprinted in Appellate Practice Journal, American Bar Association, Summer 2007.
“Arbitration Motions and Federal Question Jurisdiction,” The Litigator, North Carolina Bar Association, June 2006.
“Offers of Credit under TILA and FCRA,” Business Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, Fall 2005.