James Adrian

James M. Adrian, Esq.

Mr. Adrian is originally from Boston Massachusetts and spent the first 25 plus years of his legal career at Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser before founding Adrian & Associates, LLC in June of 2016. Mr. Adrian’s practice concentrates in commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, specializing in surplus and excess lines coverage at the trial and appellate level, labor law and employment and business transactions. Mr. Adrian acts and has acted as trial counsel nationally for certain clients litigating matters in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin and Utah. Mr. Adrian is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate courts.

Mr. Adrian acts a general counsel for a number of smaller cap companies providing guidance in among other things, FDA-initiated product recall arbitration and litigation, SEC-D&O related investigations and labor law compliance. Mr. Adrian, in addition to providing outside general counsel services to for-profit companies, Mr. Adrian has consulted with Orbis International which is a non-profit organization that uses a flying hospital to provide international emergency eye healthcare to Third-World Nations. Mr. Adrian also volunteers his time and serves as National Secretary and Director, Executive Committee Member of the Ireland US Council for Commerce & Industry which promotes commerce and industry between the US and the island of Ireland. The Council also provides tuition and housing grants for international students and awards music and arts grants to worthy recipients. Mr. Adrian also is General Counsel and Director of Gentlemen’s Gym Non-Profit Inner-City (Boston) Boxing Club which teaches self-respect and discipline to young men and women through the fine art of boxing. Mr. Adrian graduated from Florida Atlantic University (B.A., 1986) and from New England Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1990), where he served as Lead Articles Editor of the New England Law Review. Mr. Adrian is also affiliated with and/or supports a number of charities including but not limited to Staples Tuition Grants, The Abbey Theatre, The Gaelic Players Association, The Armenian Relief & Development Association, The Little Museum of Dublin, The Carver Foundation. Mr. Adrian is married with three children and lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Richard B. Marrin, Esq

Richard B. Marrin, Esq.

Richard Marrin graduated from Fordham College in New York City in 1991 with a BA majoring in English and Anthropology, and from Fordham School of Law in 1996 with honors and a JD. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars and is admitted to practice before both state and federal courts.

Mr. Marrin began his legal career in New York City at Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser LLP, followed by an association with Condon & Forsyth LLP and McCarter & English LLP, where he practiced commercial, insurance coverage and cross-border litigation.

Primarily, Mr. Marrin negotiates, structures and advises consortiums, joint ventures and partnerships engaged in cross-border real estate development, manufacturing, construction, food & beverage/hospitality and information technology projects and transactions. Mr. Marrin develops, implements and monitors non-US operational, governance and anti-bribery/corruption and other compliance programs, conducts investigations and audits, due diligences, risk assessments and risk mitigation, and oversees and advises on US and non-US mediations, dispute resolution, arbitrations, litigations and enforcements.

Mr. Marrin serves as general counsel for multinational proprietary asset management group, the Enany Group of Companies, and provides legal counsel to the group’s principals, directors, managers and various joint ventures. He acts as general counsel and a board director for the group’s Middle East joint venture with Fogo de Chão, the Brazilian steakhouse, and previously served the group as general counsel in the Middle East and North Africa region for SAP, the enterprise resource planning software. Since 2002, Mr. Marrin resides in Dubai and New Jersey.

Anna Manalaysay

Anna Manalaysay

Anna is a litigation associate. Her practice is focused on class action securities litigation, labor litigation, and insurance litigation.

Anna has been an attorney for over 8 years. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced securities litigation at a prominent Manhattan law firm, where she represented individual stockholders and institutional investors in class actions and derivative actions involving mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. Prior to that, she was an associate at a Philippine law firm where she argued and successfully litigated a wide variety of civil and criminal cases.

Anna obtained a Master of Laws degree from Columbia University in 2013. She graduated from Ateneo Law School in the Philippines in 2008. She was consistently on the Dean’s List of Honors. She ranked number 14 out of the 6,553 examinees who took the Philippine bar exam in 2008.

She is admitted to practice in the Philippines and in New York.