Ian Adams is a public policy attorney splitting time between Orrick's Washington D.C. and Sacramento offices. He advises clients on matters at the intersection of law, business and public policy with a focus on highly-automated vehicle technologies and insurance.

His experience in the automotive technology and mobility industry includes testifying before Congress about HAV deployment and regulation, as well as representing clients AIMotive, Baidu, Getaround, NVIDIA, and Scotty Labs.

In addition, Ian is the associate vice president of government affairs at the R Street Institute, a free market think tank. There, he is responsible for coordinating R Street’s outreach and engagement at the federal, state and local level and is a frequent commentator on the disruptive impact of burgeoning technologies on law and regulation.

Earlier in his career, Ian was a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow with the office of California State Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, while Hagman served as vice chairman of the California Assembly Insurance Committee. He also served as a legislative aide with the office of Oregon state Rep. Bruce Hanna, R-Roseburg, who was then co-speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. He has also worked as a law clerk for California’s largest insurance trade association.

Ian is a graduate of Seattle University, with bachelor's degrees in history and philosophy, and received his law degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the California and Illinois bars.

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