Cynthia B. Adams

Managing Director, Litigation, Regulatory and Employment Legal, Jefferies LLC

Cynthia Adams is a Managing Director and General Counsel for Litigation, Regulatory and Employment Legal at Jefferies LLC. Prior to joining Jefferies, Cynthia held in-house roles in the legal divisions of Morgan Stanley and Citi Global Wealth Management. Cynthia began her in-house career in the Office of the General Counsel for Citi Global Wealth Management, reporting directly to the General Counsel on multiple strategic initiatives and significant legal, compliance and regulatory matters.
Cynthia joined Citi from WilmerHale, where she represented broker-dealers and other financial institutions in investigations and enforcement matters. She joined Wilmer after serving as an enforcement attorney in the New York office of FINRA (then NASD Regulation). She began her legal career as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, following a federal clerkship with the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She graduated with honors from Howard University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree in Government from the College of William & Mary.