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Adam L. Lounsbury

Of Counsel

P 804-212-2863
F 804-649-0403


Adam L. Lounsbury is Of Counsel in the Richmond, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He defends employers in class and collective actions against alleged wage and hour violations resulting from misclassification and other workplace-related claims. Over the course of his career, he has represented financial institutions, automobile and consumer product manufacturers, and companies in the transportation, insurance, tech, travel, healthcare, and hospitality industries.

Mr. Lounsbury is an accomplished advocate that has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. He has also arbitrated cases before AAA, ARIAS, FINRA, and JAMS.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Lounsbury was a partner in Richmond, Virginia at a boutique trial firm, and practiced at an international law firm based in New York City.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • National Home Delivery Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Bar Association

Published Works

  • "The Advent of Laws for the Gig Economy in Florida," FOCUS, Association of Corporate Counsel (Summer 2019) (co-author)

Speeches and Presentations

  • "Best Practices for Recruiting and Onboarding Independent Contractors, American Trucking Association, August 27, 2019 (Webinar) (Co-presenter)
  • "Evolving Underwriting Models – Using Transactional and Performance-Based Data," National Home Delivery Association Risk Management Council (Denver, CO, August 2019) (panelist)
  • "Opportunities that 'Big Data' Unlocks for Managing Risk," National Home Delivery Association Risk Management Council (Denver, CO, August 2019) (panelist)

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December 9, 2018
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Adam Lounsbury Authors "Your Business and Independent Contractor Misclassification"

December 9, 2018

Adam Lounsbury authors "Your Business and Independent Contractor Misclassification" published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Read More

April 10, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Adds Depth to Class Action Litigation Team with Addition of Jeffrey Newhouse and Adam Lounsbury in Richmond

April 10, 2017

RICHMOND, VA (April 10, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce class action litigators Jeffrey H. Newhouse and Adam L. Lounsbury have joined the firm’s Richmond office. “Jeff is a prominent practitioner who is well-known for his extensive experience in complex cases,... Read More

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July 22, 2019

New Jersey Task Force on Independent Contractor Misclassification Releases Report, Recommendations

July 22, 2019

The New Jersey “Task Force on Employee Misclassification” has released its report on misclassification, offering 10 recommendations. The Task Force, established in May 2018, was charged with providing recommendations to the Governor’s office and the state’s administrative agencies on “strategies and actions to combat employee... Read More

June 19, 2019

Time for a Checkup on Independent Workforce Arrangements

June 19, 2019

The legal rules applicable to the “gig” economy continue to evolve. In the past year, there have been significant legal developments and trends that create both new risks and new opportunities. Companies that use independent workforce arrangements need to keep up. This article highlights some of these legal developments and trends.... Read More

June 14, 2019

Tennessee Adopts 20-Factor Test in Independent Contractor Analysis

June 14, 2019

Rejecting the strict “ABC” test adopted by its appellate court, Tennessee has enacted a new law (H.B. 539) adopting a 20-factor test to determine employee-versus-independent contractor status. The new law becomes effective January 1, 2020. Current Standard Under the current standard, courts consider multiple factors when evaluating... Read More

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Court Decertifies Class of Female Drivers’ Hostile Work Environment Claims, Trims Retaliation Claims
January 30, 2019

Finding that the case involved “actions perpetuated by one individual against another individual in an isolated environment, not conduct in a common environment directed against several women at once,” Chief Judge Leonard Strand decertified a class of female truck drivers that alleged they were subject to a hostile work environment. Read More