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"My diverse experience is the foundation of my holistic approach. I successfully detect issues and address them before they become pain points for my clients."



Adrien has deep experience with every aspect of litigation and trial practice. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation in a variety of industries, including construction, real estate, government contracts, and finance, before state and federal courts across the country.

Adrien is a trusted business solutions advisor and is devoted to his clients’ broader business and legal interests. He approaches matters by balancing his clients’ return on investment and their goals while crafting bespoke solutions for each client.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • George Mason University Inns of Court, Former Executive Committee Member

Representative Experience

  • Represented several national construction firms in connection with various highway construction disputes in Virginia and Maryland courts.
  • Drafted engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for a large energy company for use in ongoing development projects.
  • Represented a construction firm in connection with claims against the owner and the surety in a dispute over subcontractor defects.
  • Successfully argued for and obtained summary judgment on behalf of a regional distributor of solar cells in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Represented a government contractor in a $50 billion General Services Administration (GSA) bid protest in the US Court of Federal Claims, resulting in an order requiring the government to rebid the contract award. 
  • Successfully defended a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) case against the founder of an international yoga movement in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Successfully negotiated a limited injunction on behalf of a client accused of theft of proprietary data claims in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Represented a class of plaintiffs in a Title II public accommodation discrimination case in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Prior Experience

  • Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, Attorney
  • Blank Rome LLP, Of Counsel
  • Fiske & Harvey, PLLC, Attorney
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, Associate

Selected Community Activities

  • Alexandria Third Century Corporation, Former Board Member

Selected Honors

  • Virginia Access to Justice Commission, Pro Bono Service Honor Roll, 2020–2021
  • DC Bar, Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018–2020
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Washington DC Rising Stars: General Litigation, 2013–2017
  • Washington Post Magazine, Top Attorney in Washington DC, 2013

Selected Media

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We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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