Adam M. Giuliano

Adam Giuliano’s practice focuses on the procurement, construction, operations, maintenance, funding, and financing of infrastructure projects and related transactions.  

Adam’s experience spans: surface transportation (e.g. roads, transit and rail, bridges and tunnels); airports; parking; ports; water and wastewater; schools; social infrastructure / government facilities; transit-oriented development; telecom; energy and power generation; renewables; and natural resources.  

Adam regularly advises clients on alternative project delivery methods such as public-private partnerships (P3 / PPP) and design-build. In addition, Adam co-heads the firm’s Infrastructure, Major Projects, Public-Private Partnerships, and Alternative Delivery practice.

Prior to joining the Firm, Adam was a New York-based Counsel at a global law firm based in London. Prior to his legal career, Adam worked at a nonprofit focused on economic and community development in Newark, New Jersey.

Representative Experience

Transportation Infrastructure Projects

  • Represent Los Angeles World Airports on the procurement of a potential developer partner under a pre-development agreement model for the multi-billion dollar LAX cargo modernization program
  • Represent the Chicago Transit Authority on procurement and contracting for a design-build contract as part of the $3.6bn Red Line Extension project, which will include a 5.6 mile extension adding four new stations to service Chicago’s Far South Side
  • Represent Contra Costa County Transportation Authority on procurement of the Dynamic Personal Micro Transit project using a pre-development agreement model
  • Represented a state transportation authority in connection with a proposal protest of a major alternative project delivery project
  • Represented the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority on lease and terminal development project agreement with AvPorts, including development of a first of its kind FAA approved contracting model to pair airport terminal development with airport operations contracting outside of the Airport Investment Partnership Program (AIPP)
  • Represent GoTriangle on negotiation of joint development agreements for a multi-modal bus facility in Raleigh, NC
  • Represent New York’s MTA Construction & Development in connection with its design-build program including procurement of a multi-station design-build-maintenance ADA accessibility station upgrade project
  • Represent NJ TRANSIT in connection with the trans-Hudson River Gateway Program and the Portal North Bridge project
  • Represent the Jacksonville Transportation Authority on the autonomous vehicle system “Ultimate Urban Circulator” program including procurement of the Phase I project, the Bay Street Innovation Corridor
  • Represented the City and County of Denver in connection with the National Western Center “Triangle” project as a hybrid design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) P3
  • Represented the City and County of Honolulu in connection with an availability payment procurement for the Honolulu Rapid Transit System
  • Represent the Colorado Department of Transportation on procurement and implementation of the availability payment Central 70 interstate highway P3 project
  • Represent the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in connection with a design-build-operate-maintain autonomous vehicle / tunnel transit connector to Ontario airport
  • Represented the City of Chicago in connection with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company’s O’Hare Express System project
  • Represented the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in connection with a design-build project to replace an aging viaduct over an active rail yard
  • Represented the Chicago Transit Authority on the Red and Purple Line Modernization design-build project—the largest such project in the Authority’s history
  • Represent the private development company in connection with construction period matters related to the LaGuardia Central Terminal (Terminal B) P3 project
  • Represented a global toll road management company in connection with a bid for the Dulles Greenway Concession
  • Prior to joining the Firm, Adam represented:
    • Together with the Firm as co-counsel, RTD on all aspects of the $2.1 billion EAGLE P3 commuter rail project
    • The underwriters to a bidding consortium on the $1.1 billion Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement project to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges using a P3 model
    • A bidder on the $1 billion SH 181 Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge project in Texas, which combined a design-build model with a gap financing option
    • Consortia in connection with bids for various greenfield P3 surface transportation projects in the United States, including the Presidio Parkway project, the Goethals Bridge Redevelopment project, the Knik Arm Crossing Bridge project, and the Illiana Expressway projects
    • Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. in connection with the acquisition and management of toll road concessions in the United States and Latin America, including PR-22
    • The existing lenders in connection with the sale of the Montreal Gateway Terminals at the Port of Montreal and associated debt repayment

Energy, Water, Natural Resource, and Other Projects

  • Advised a privately held energy company in connection with the sale of a power facility to a large utility company
  • Represented a European infrastructure fund in connection with a bid for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Energy Management project
  • Represented an infrastructure investor, affiliated with a major technology company, on potential public-private partnerships in the energy and wireless broadband sectors
  • Prior to joining the Firm, Adam represented:
    • A power sector focused private equity fund in connection with the diligence, sale, and acquisition of multiple domestic power generation facilities
    • An infrastructure fund in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in a European biogas business
    • A lender in connection with issues related to the San Antonio Vista Ridge water pipeline P3 project
    • The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an independent U.S. government agency, on the financing of projects in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia

Professional and Civic Activities / Awards

  •  Forum for U.S. Infrastructure Law,
    • Chair (2023 - Present)
    • Steering Committee Member (2016–2022)
  • Law360 MVP Awards, Project Finance (2018, 2023)
  • Chambers USA, Nationwide, Projects: PPP – Band 3 (2018–Present)
  • Member, NYC Bar Association Construction Law Committee (2019 – Present)
  • Associate Member, NYC Bar Association Transportation Law Committee (2019 – 2022)
  • Board Member, NextCity (2017–Present)
  • DBIA (Design Build Institute of America), P3 Committee Member (2017–2021)
  • Member, National Council of Public-Private Partnerships Legal Institute (2019)
  • New York Law Journal, “Rising Star (40 & under)” (May 2014)
  • Recommended in Project Finance: Advice to Sponsor, The Legal 500 (2013–2016)
  • Winner, Grammy Foundation 7th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Essay Competition (2004)
  • Leadership Newark Graduate (2002)

News & Publications


Aspiring for Greatness, Avoiding Disaster: Six Mundane Best Practices for Turning Alternative Project Delivery Theory Into Practice
Infrastructure Breakfast (in partnership with the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy)
P3s & the Balance (Imbalance?) of Risk Transfer
DBIA Design-Build Conference & Expo 2020
They Bid, They Score! A Discussion of Procurement Selection Processes, Evaluation Criteria, and Scoring Mechanisms
U.S. Infrastructure Law Forum
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J.D., New York University School of Law, 2005
B.A., Yale University, 1999

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


P3 Airport Projects: An Introduction for Airport Lawyers (Second Edition)

P3 Airport Projects: An Introduction for Airport Lawyers