Adam L. Hoeflich

Professor of Practice


Adam Hoeflich is a Professor of Practice at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and previously was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. His teaching has focused on complex litigation, class actions, and legal ethics. 

Hoeflich represents major U.S. and international companies and high net worth individuals in complex litigation in federal and state courts and in domestic and international arbitrations.  He has been lead or national counsel in several high-profile matters in both individual cases and in multijurisdiction litigation, with the unifying factor being the high stakes and complexity of the litigation. Hoeflich has worked with clients to develop and to implement resolution strategies covering a variety of subject areas in both individual cases and in matters involving tens of thousands of claimants.

After graduating first in his class from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review, he 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.  Hoeflich joined Bartlit Beck in 1994 and became a partner in 1997. He is on the boards of the Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and the University of Illinois College of Law.

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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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