I bring a roll-up-the-sleeves mentality to helping our clients navigate and avoid conflict in the workplace, and am passionate about delivering top-notch legal counsel in the process.

Adam Maldonado is an associate in Hirschfeld Kraemer’s San Francisco office. Adam regularly conducts confidential, high-profile investigations for clients facing allegations of workplace violence, discrimination, and sexual harassment, and in instances involving employee theft, misappropriation, and misconduct. Adam is an Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate Holder (AWI-CH), and provides trainings on proper investigation techniques.

Adam’s practice additionally focuses on a broad array of employment litigation, with an emphasis on unfair competition, trade secret theft, misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, and related matters in both the private and public sectors. Adam has successfully represented clients in all stages of litigation in single plaintiff and class action matters in both state court and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. He also represents management in labor arbitrations. Adam is a trained Title IX hearing officer and oversees fact-finding hearings for colleges and universities evaluating allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and relationship violence. He similarly counsels colleges and universities on employment matters, student affairs, risk management, and Title IX compliance.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam served as Deputy District Attorney where he individually prosecuted over 50 trials to verdict and routinely conducted investigations with a range of state and federal law enforcement agencies. Adam is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), has served on BASF’s Barristers Board of Directors, and has for years served as a volunteer for BASF’s youth and justice programs.

International Student-Athlete Visas Potentially At Risk Due To New NCAA NIL Rules,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), September 1, 2021

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Returns: Retroactive Application, Immediate Consequences for California Employers,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), March 23, 2021

Special Report: Major Changes For California Employers in 2021,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), December 23, 2020

California’s Expanded Red Flag Gun Law: A Powerful New Tool to Prevent Workplace & Campus Violence,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), September 10, 2020

Planning For The Rebound: Step 18 – Getting Ready For The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very  Bad Fall Outbreak,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), May 20, 2020

Sweeping Changes to Campus Investigations Following New Title IX Rules,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), May 6, 2020

Planning For The Rebound: Step 5 – Passing The Test: COVID-19 Screening In The Workplace,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), May 1, 2020

PASCO Spring 2021 Employment Law Update, webinar, March 24, 2021

Panelist, Managing Employees in a Time of Chaos: A 2021 Employment Law Overview, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP webinar, January 29, 2021


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2009

B.A., Whitman College, 2006


Judicial Extern to the Honorable Teri L. Jackson, San Francisco Superior Court



United States District Court for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California