SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

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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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
DAWSON WILLIAM J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O ADAMAS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
1900 POWELL ST., SUITE 750

(Street)
EMERYVILLE CA 94608

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc [ ADMS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/21/2017
4. 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 Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 02/21/2017 A 7,500(1) A $0.00 15,000 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $17.2 02/21/2017 A 45,000 (2) 02/20/2027 Common Stock 45,000 $0.00 45,000 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The shares of Common Stock are to be acquired upon the vesting of certain Restricted Stock Units granted to the Reporting Person. The Restricted Stock Units shall vest as follows: 25% of the total number of Restricted Stock Units will vest on each of March 20, 2018, March 20, 2019, March 20, 2020 and March 20, 2021, subject to Reporting Person's Continuous Service as of each such date.
2. The Option shares shall vest as follows: 1/48th of the option shares shall vest on the 1st of each month beginning with April 1, 2017, subject to Reporting Person's Continuous Service as of each such date.
Remarks:
/s/Jennifer Rhodes, as Attorney-in-Fact 02/23/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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POWER OF ATTORNEY
Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints
each of Jennifer Rhodes 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 April 12, 2016.

	
WILLIAM J. DAWSON



                                             
                                         /s/ William J. Dawson
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