Adam K. Mortara

Adam K. Mortara

Partner and Lecturer, Bartlit Beck

Adam Mortara graduated from the University of Chicago in 1996 with a B.Sc. in chemistry. He then attended Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he received a masters degree in astrophysics on a British Marshall Scholarship.

Mr. Mortara graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with highest honors in 2001.  Following graduation, he clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and then for Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States. After his clerkships, he was a Temple Bar Scholar of the American Inns of Court.

Mr. Mortara is a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.



  • University of Chicago, 2001, J.D., with Highest Honors
  • University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, 1998, M.A., Astrophysics
  • University of Chicago, 1996, Sc.B., Chemistry, General and Special Honors
2015 National Student Symposium - "Law and Innovation"
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