With trial experience in state, federal and appeals courts, Adam Yost focuses his practice on helping corporations and individuals navigate investigations, civil enforcement actions and criminal proceedings brought by various government agencies.
Before joining Gray Reed, Adam served as an Assistant Attorney General and Special Projects Counsel for the Office of the Virginia Attorney General where he led several investigations into labor practices in the construction industry and violations of Virginia's False Claims Act. He later served as an Assistant County Attorney for the Office of Fairfax County in Virginia where he focused on litigating employment discrimination and tort claims.
Adam’s experience gives him first-hand insight as to how the government assess complex cases, which is a valuable perspective for his clients who are trying to navigate investigations and criminal prosecutions brought by every enforcement agency that oversees their activities, including the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Texas State Securities Board.
After attending the University of Virginia School of Law, Adam served as a law clerk and fellow for the Honorable John A. Gibney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he gained significant experience in employment discrimination suits and a wide variety of commercial litigation.