About

Adam’s Background
and Legal Experience

I am a mediator and arbitrator in Texas doing business as Adam L Pomerantz Mediation & Arbitration. I specialize in mediating divorces with and without children, but I also mediate civil and commercial cases, employment law cases and personal injury cases. I arbitrate civil and commercial cases, insurance cases and other business disputes.

I am also an appointed arbitrator for the Texas Comptroller, arbitrating tax appraisal protests in all counties and an appointed arbitrator for the Texas Department of Insurance, arbitrating billing disputes between out-of-network providers and health care plans.

I am a former in-house litigation attorney with IBM where I represented IBM in numerous mediations.

Background

Adam was born in 1961 in Norwalk, Connecticut and raised in Westport, Connecticut. He graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1983 with a B.A. in Government, minor in History. He obtained his JD from the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington D.C. in 1986. In law school, Adam was a member of the American University Law Review and published an article, The Physical Contact Standard: An Overrestrictive Interpretation of the Home Office Deduction “Meeting or Dealing” Provision, 34 Am.U.L.Rev 4 (1985). In law school, Adam also externed for the Honorable Barrington Parker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Legal Experience

After law school, Adam joined IBM as an attorney in San Jose, California, providing legal counsel at a manufacturing plant on issues ranging from employment law, contract law and environmental law. In that role, Adam’s responsibilities included negotiating vendor agreements, investigating and defending numerous EEOC discrimination charges and assisting in implementing Proposition 65 regulations. After his stint in San Jose, Adam moved to San Francisco to provide legal support to IBM’s Northwest Sales and Distribution region where he negotiated customer agreements and advised management on the entire range of employment and labor law matters. From San Francisco, Adam moved to IBM’s New York headquarters to manage a large portfolio of employment, class action and commercial litigation across the United States, including California, Arizona and Texas. In that role, he worked with outside counsel to devise IBM’s defense strategy, research and write law briefs and conduct discovery. Adam also was IBM’s party representative in mediations. In addition, while in his Litigation role, Adam assisted IBM’s Human Resources organization in the development of employment policies, employment contracts, separation agreements and waivers.

Professional Associations

  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • State of Texas Bar, ADR Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State of Connecticut Bar
  • State of New York Bar