Adrian F. Snead is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution and White Collar Defense and Investigations practices.
Mr. Snead focuses on complex business and contract disputes, litigating against foreign sovereigns, mass torts, white collar defense and national security cases. His experience includes work in federal and state civil and criminal trials, domestic and international arbitrations, mediations and national security law. He also has experience working in all three branches of the federal government and as a trial preparation assistant with the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Snead worked at both a national and an international law firm, where he focused in complex business disputes as well as international and domestic arbitrations. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. During law school, he served as a White House intern in the Domestic Policy Council and spent more than a year interning at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in both the civil rights and criminal divisions.
From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Snead served as counsel and foreign policy advisor to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), one of the principal architects of early cannabis reform legislation. Mr. Snead's portfolio included cannabis, national security, military and foreign affairs, privacy, civil liberties, civil rights, criminal justice, veterans, immigration, campaign finance, sanctions, and related appropriations and foreign relations committee assignments.
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