Adam Maldonado is an associate in Hirschfeld Kraemer’s San Francisco office. His practice focuses on employment litigation, investigations, and harassment prevention training. Adam has successfully represented employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation matters involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination in both state and federal courts. Well-versed in the courtroom, Adam has defended and prepared clients for mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Drawing on his significant experience as a former prosecutor, Adam’s practice involves advising and counseling employers during internal investigations. Adam has conducted multi-state internal investigations on behalf of clients into matters involving the theft of employer trade secrets, the misappropriation of confidential company information, and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam was an Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco and a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, where he individually prosecuted over 50 trials to verdict and routinely conducted investigations with a range of state and federal law enforcement agencies.

An active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), Adam has previously served on the BASF Barristers Board of Directors (2014-2016) and has for years participated in BASF’s Mock Trial and Day in Court programs.

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 State District Court, Northern District of California