Business & Intellectual Property Law

Business & Intellectual Property Law

Adam Gertz

Associate Attorney

Adam Gertz was legal counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for almost four years, and was the Mayor's Policy Director for cybersecurity during that time. He is also admitted to practice law in all California state courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He works on transactional matters with Wolk & Levine, LLP, as well as assisting with litigation when needed.

Bio

Adam Gertz is admitted to practice law in California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Prior to joining Wolk & Levine,  Mr. Gertz was legal counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, as well as the Mayor’s Policy Director for cybersecurity.  During that time, Mr. Gertz created and oversaw the development of the Los Angeles Cyber Lab, the nation’s first locally initiated public-private-partnership for cybersecurity information sharing.

Mr. Gertz is a graduate of Southwestern Law School where he was a Dean’s Fellow, served as the Managing Editor for the Southwestern Journal of International Law, and was a student attorney with the Southwestern Entertainment Practicum during its inaugural year.  Prior to law school, Mr. Gertz worked on comparative innovation policy for the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, in Washington D.C.  Mr. Gertz graduated from the George Washington University in 2008 with a B.A. in International Affairs.

Speaking

  • Panelist on values driven leadership in cybersecurity, Secure the Village’s Cybersecure LA 2017: Get Prepared, 2017.
  • Panelist on cybersecurity in Los Angeles, USC Alumni Club – Cybersecurity Panel Discussion, 2017.
  • Panelist with Congressman Ted Lieu on the role of government in cybersecurity (particularly as it applies to small business), ScaleLA – Cybersecurity and Privacy Discussion Panel, 2016.

Selected Publications

  • Not Your Average ROM Com: No Love Lost As Video Game ’Emulators’ Get Legal Blast From Nintendo, The Biederman Blog, 2018.
  • Deadliest Catch: Towards a Framework for Combating IUU Fishing in Somalia, Southwestern Journal of International Law, 2013.

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