Ian Adams is responsible for coordinating R Street’s outreach and engagement at the federal, state and local levels. He is also involved in the Institute’s insurance research, matters related to next-generation transportation and is a frequent commentator on the disruptive impact burgeoning technologies have on law and regulation. Ian is also a public policy attorney at the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he advises clients on matters at the intersection of law, business and public policy, with a focus on highly-automated vehicle technologies and insurance.

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 an aide with the office of Oregon state Rep. Bruce Hanna (R-Roseburg), who was then co-speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.

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 and Illinois bars.

Ian splits his time between Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California.


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