Adam Crews researches and writes in the areas of administrative law, federal courts and procedure, and statutory interpretation. He joined the Rutgers faculty after serving as appellate counsel at the Federal Communications Commission. While at the FCC, he defended the agency's rules and orders in appellate courts across the country; coordinated with the Department of Justice on district court litigation; and served as a legal advisor on a variety of issues relating to telecommunications law and policy. Prior to public service, he was an associate at the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., where he represented major domestic and international financial institutions in complex class actions, commercial litigation, and government enforcement matters. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. T.S. Ellis, III, on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Hon. Sandra S. Ikuta on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Adam is a first-generation college graduate. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and he graduated as valedictorian with a B.S. from Truman State University. While in legal practice, he was an inaugural recipient of the American Bar Association's Prospective Administrative Law Scholars fellowship, which aims to diversify the legal academy and to provide a pathway to academia for experienced administrative law practitioners.