Ian Adams

Executive Director

Ian Adams is executive director of the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE). He is responsible for ICLE’s strategic planning, programmatic implementation, and organizational growth. Ian’s substantive policy work focuses on the disruptive impact of burgeoning technologies on law and regulation, with a particular concentration on automation and the future of work, privacy and insurance.

Earlier in his career, Ian spent nearly a decade as an attorney at the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He also held leadership positions at public policy think tanks, staff roles in the California and Oregon state legislatures, and served as a judge advocate in the California State Guard.

Ian is a graduate of Seattle University, with bachelor’s degrees in history and philosophy, and received his juris doctor from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the California, District of Columbia, and Illinois bars.