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Ian Adams is associate vice president of state affairs with the Washington, D.C.-based Street Institute. He also is involved in the free-market-oriented think tank's insurance research and matters related to next-generation transportation, and is a frequent commentator on the disruptive impact of burgeoning technologies on law and regulation.

Adams, a Sacramento, Calif., resident who previously worked as R Street's Western-region director, joined the institute on a full-time basis in January 2017. He was most recently was a a public-policy associate at an international law firm, where he maintained a national insurance regulatory practice. Previously he was a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow with the office of California state Assemblyman Curt Hagman and a legal extern with the office of Oregon state Rep. Bruce Hanna. He also worked as a law clerk for California’s largest insurance trade association.

Adams, who received his law degree from the University of Oregon and his bachelor's degree from Seattle University, is a member of the California and Illinois bars.

March 29, 2018

The Right Way to Make Driverless Cars Safer

Rather than punishing an entire industry after a fatality, Arizona's governor took a sensible, measured approach.
July 17, 2017

Why a Border Adjustment Tax Would Be a Bad Deal for States and Localities

It would slam the insurance industry, bringing downturns in the bond market and tax revenues.