Michael J. Adame is an associate in the international trade practice. Mr. Adame advises U.S. and international clients in complying with a range of international trade laws and regulations. Relevant agencies and areas of law include:

  • defense trade controls administered by the U.S. Department of State (DDTC) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • transactions involving the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
  • U.S. sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Prior to joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Mr. Adame worked as a legal intern at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Office of the General Counsel. He previously served as a policy analyst in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations and was selected by the City of New York as a 2014-2015 Urban Fellow. He also served as an undergraduate intern with the American Civil Liberties Union – Immigrants’ Rights Project.

Mr. Adame received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, where he served as the Executive Editor of the Harvard National Security Journal. Mr. Adame earned his B.A., cum laude, from Columbia University with a dual major in Political Science & Hispanic Studies.

Mr. Adame was a member of Akin Gump’s 2017 summer associate class.

Licensed to practice in California only and under the supervision of the partners of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Application for admission to the District of Columbia Bar pending.