Nathan "Nate" A. Adams IV is a partner practicing in complex commercial and appellate litigation, including class action defense and arbitration in a wide variety of industries but has a particular emphasis in healthcare, education, hospitality, and nonprofit and religious organizations. Dr. Adams litigates commercial, healthcare, labor and employment, constitutional and electoral disputes. He has argued in federal courts nationwide and in state courts in Florida, Colorado and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Adams is active on Holland & Knight's Florida Government Advocacy Team, especially as it relates to public regulatory matters and investigations. This includes adverse agency action, consumer complaints, and data privacy and breach investigations. He is also a member of Holland & Knight’s COVID-19 Response Team and assists hospital systems and large physician practice groups, the hospitality industry, and nonprofit institutions, including universities and colleges, with a variety of matters related to the recent pandemic.
In addition, Dr. Adams serves as outside legal consultant and general counsel for several organizations. In this capacity, he assists with governance, employment, privacy, and compliance matters, provides legal opinions and consults with management on strategic initiatives.
Dr. Adams is the Chair of the Florida Bar Education Law Committee, and he one of only 52 Florida Bar Board Certified Education Lawyers.
Before joining Holland & Knight, Dr. Adams worked for the Florida Executive Office of the Governor and supervised several state agency legal departments, besides assisting with emergency management and judicial appointments. Dr. Adams also served as counsel for the Florida Board of Governors and Division of Florida Colleges.
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