Earl Adams Jr.


Earl Adams Jr. has had an impressive career in both the public and private sectors. Having worked at two global law firms, Adams is currently of counsel in the government affairs group of DLA Piper, where he represents client interests at all levels of government and advises in public-private transactions. Before returning to the private sector, Adams served as chief of staff to the lieutenant governor of Maryland, Anthony Brown, where he was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the office and overseeing its policy and legislative agendas.

Active in the community on several boards and commissions, Adams serves as a director of the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Street Law, Inc. He was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the boards of the Seed School of Maryland and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. In 2011, the Maryland Daily Record recognized him as a “Very Important Professional under 40.”

Born and raised in Fort Washington, Adams is a product of the county’s public school system. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, a master’s degree in public administration and a juris doctor from the Harvard Kennedy School and Boston College Law School, respectively.

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