SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ericson William W.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O MOHR DAVIDOW VENTURES
3000 SAND HILL ROAD, #3-290

(Street)
MENLO PARK CA 94025

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
04/09/2014
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc [ ADMS ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 2,742,702 I MDV VII LP, nom for MDV VII LP, MDV VII Leaders' Fund LP, MDV ENF VII (A) LP, and MDV ENF VII (B) LP(1)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy) (2) 02/02/2024 Common Stock 30,000 8.995 D
Series AA Convertible Preferred Stock (3) (3) Common Stock 1,029,516 (3) I MDV VII LP, nom for MDV VII LP, MDV VII Leaders' Fund LP, MDV ENF VII (A) LP, and MDV ENF VII (B) LP(1)
Series AA Convertible Preferred Stock (3) (3) Common Stock 511,328 (3) I MDV IX, L.P., as nominee for MDV IX, L.P., and MDV ENF IX, L.P.(4)
Series AA-1 Convertible Preferred Stock (5) (5) Common Stock 468 (5) I MDV VII LP, nom for MDV VII LP, MDV VII Leaders' Fund LP, MDV ENF VII (A) LP, and MDV ENF VII (B) LP(1)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Seventh MDV Partners, L.L.C. is the general partner of MDV VII, L.P., as nominee for MDV VII, L.P., MDV VII Leaders' Fund, L.P., MDV ENF VII(A), L.P, and MDV ENF(B), L.P. and has sole voting and investment power over the shares. William Ericson, a general partner with Mohr Davidow Ventures, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own the shares affiliated with Mohr Davidow Ventures.
2. The Option shares shall vest as follows: 1/3rd of the shares subject to such option shall vest each year after February 2, 2014, subject to Reporting Person's Continuous Service (as defined in the Issuer's 2007 Stock Plan) as of each such date. The Option shares are subject to an early exercise right and may be exercised in full prior to vesting.
3. The Series AA Preferred Stock has no expiration date and is convertible at any time at the option of the holder and will automatically convert immediately prior to the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering, at a conversion ratio of 1 share of Common Stock for every 1 share of Series AA Preferred Stock, for no additional consideration.
4. William Ericson is a Managing Member of Ninth MDV Partners, L.L.C., the general partner of MDV IX, L.P., as nominee for MDV IX, L.P., and MDV ENF IX, L.P. William Ericson may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power over the shares held by MDV IX, L.P., as nominee for MDV IX, L.P., and MDV ENF IX, L.P.
5. The Series AA-1 Preferred Stock has no expiration date and will automatically convert immediately prior to the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering, at a conversion ratio of 1 share of Common Stock for every 1000 shares of Series AA-1 Preferred Stock, for no additional consideration. Except upon the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering, the Series AA-1 Preferred Stock shall not be convertible into Common Stock.
Remarks:
/s/Danielle Naftulin, Attorney-in-Fact 04/09/2014
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POWER OF ATTORNEY
Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints
each of Anthony M. Rimac, John Tran and Danielle Naftulin, signing individually,
the undersigned's true and lawful attorneys-in fact and agents to: 
(1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity
as an officer, director or beneficial owner of more than 10% of a registered
class of securities of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4
and 5 (including any amendments thereto) in accordance with Section 16(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") and the rules
thereunder and a Form ID, Uniform Application for Access Codes to File on EDGAR;

(2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that
may be necessary or desirable to execute such Forms 3, 4 or 5 or Form ID
(including any amendments thereto) and timely file such forms with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar
authority; and
(3) take any other action of any nature whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit, in
the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned,
 it being
understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall
contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such
attorney-in-fact's discretion.
The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,
necessary or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers
herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or
could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such
attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be
done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein
granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in
serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming,
nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the earliest
to occur of (a) the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5
with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities
issued by the Company, (b) revocation by the undersigned in a signed writing
delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact or (c) as to any attorney-in-fact
individually, until such attorney-in-fact is no longer employed by the Company
or Cooley LLP.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of March 21, 2014.


                                             
                                         /s/ William W Ericson
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                                         William W Ericson
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