Adam moved to Los Angeles from Melbourne, Australia in 1996 at the age of 24, and was admitted to the California Bar 18 months later. For close to a decade he practiced at Los Angeles law firm Iverson, Yoakum, Papiano & Hatch, with work ranging from complex litigation, to government contracting, to entertainment projects and transactions. His clients included Elizabeth Taylor, Olympic Ceremonies producer Ric Birch, Nederlander Concerts and LA’s Greek Theatre.
In 2006, transitioning from a downtown law firm environment, Adam started Autonomy with Phil Green, focusing on entertainment and media projects. That partnership lead a multi-million dollar equity round for an online college review start-up, was a managing partner of the entity that staged Mexico's Bicentennial celebrations, produced a soccer stadium half-time show to launch Heineken beer in Mexico with UEFA, managed a Grammy-nominated artist and prime-time TV show-runner, produced television shows on Travel Channel and MTV, and managed a major public contracting process for Nederlander Concerts in partnership with AEG Live.
In 2018, Adam re-focused on his law practice via Adam Burke Legal and in 2019, entered the non-profit world by founding and becoming the inaugural Executive Director of the Australian Music Alliance, an organization to help boost Australian music industry creative and business professionals in the USA. That has included being a creator and producer of the popular segment KCRW's GLOBAL BEAT: AUSTRALIA.
Throughout this journey, Adam has always assumed a business affairs role, bringing an understanding of everything from legal, to creative and business processes, to budgeting. This "360º" perspective allows him to navigate the legal and commercial landscapes for his clients, ensuring they are protected as they advance in their objectives.
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