Adam moved to Los Angeles from Melbourne, Australia in 1996, and was admitted to the California Bar 18 months later. For nearly 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, Adam started Autonomy with Phil Green, focusing on entertainment and media projects. As part of that partnership Adam handled dozens of transactions, including equity investments. He was managing partner and ran business affairs for the entity that staged Mexico's Bicentennial celebrations, and negotiated deals with corporations including Heineken, Universal Music, NBC/Telemundo, MTV, Abrams Books, Travel Channel, NASCAR, TED, and many others. In 2015, Adam managed a major LA public contracting process for Nederlander Concerts in partnership with AEG Live.
In 2018, Adam began practicing under the Adam Burke Legal banner, which remains his primary focus. He also entered the non-profit world in 2019 by founding and becoming the inaugural Executive Director of the Australian Music Alliance.
Thanks to this journey, Adam has a broad perspective that allows him to navigate legal and commercial landscapes for his clients, ensuring they are protected as they advance in their objectives.