Adam L. Hoeflich

Professor of Practice


Adam Hoeflich, a Professor of Practice at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a partner at Bartlit Beck LLP, focuses on complex litigation, class actions, and legal ethics.

Hoeflich has a national reputation as a courtroom lawyer and strategic advisor to public and private companies and prominent individuals facing complex challenges both within and outside of the litigation process. Hoeflich has been lead counsel in high-profile individual cases and in multi-jurisdiction litigation, with the unifying factor among diverse subject matters being the significance and complexity of the issues. He is also sought out by corporations, executives, and private individuals for advice on complicated issues outside of the courtroom, ranging from personal disputes affecting families and companies to commercial issues that domestic and international companies have sought to resolve without publicity and/or litigation.

Hoeflich's accomplishments have been broadly recognized. Chambers and Partners noted his "expertise handling sophisticated litigation matters across diverse areas such as securities, insurance and product liability," referred to him as a "force in multidistrict litigation," and quoted sources calling him a "phenomenal strategist." Benchmark Litigation has listed him as a national "litigation star." And LMG Life Sciences has stated that Hoeflich "is thought of by peers as 'a master courtroom strategist.'"

Hoeflich is an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

Active in the civic community, Hoeflich is Chair of the Civic Federation Board of Trustees, a Trustee of Northwestern University, a member of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Quality Committee, and a member of both the Commercial Club and the Economic Club.

After graduating first in his class from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review, Hoeflich clerked for Honorable Thomas J. Meskill on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Honorable Milton I. Shadur on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

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Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Ethics
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Mass Torts


  • BA, Colgate University
  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law

Prior Appointments

  • Lecturer in Law, 2009-2015, University of Chicago Law School
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, 2000-2003, Northwestern University School of Law

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