Representative Matters

Summary Judgment Obtained

Defended AmLaw 50 firm sued for malpractice in connection with an international M&A transaction in two separate state court actions, obtaining dismissal in one case and summary judgment in the other.

Agricultural Cooperative Sued by an ERISA Plan Administrator and the Department of Labor in Connection With the Oversight of Plan Trustees

Representation of former outside directors of an international agricultural cooperative sued by an ERISA Plan Administrator and the Department of Labor in connection with the oversight of Plan Trustees.

Civil and Criminal Proceedings Relating to the Arthritis Drug, Vioxx.

Represented a group of world renowned physicians and scientists in various civil and criminal proceedings relating to the arthritis drug, Vioxx.

Multi-Million Dollar Legal Malpractice Case Arising Out of a High Stakes Divorce

Defense verdict (affirmed on appeal) in favor of a Boston firm in a multi-million dollar legal malpractice case arising out of a high stakes divorce.

Real-Time Ethics Advice

Established an "ethics hotline" through which in-house counsel at a major, Boston-based financial services firm can call Goulston & Storrs attorneys and obtain real-time ethics advice

Regulatory and Internal Investigations

Advising independent directors in connection with regulatory and internal investigations of securities law and other violations.

Representation of Attorneys Before the Board of Bar Overseers

Represented Two Law Firms in the Longest Civil Jury Trial in Suffolk County History

Shareholder Suits Asserting Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Defense of directors and officers in connection with shareholder suits asserting breach of fiduciary duty.

Defense of Legal Malpractice

Richard has represented national and regional law firms in defense of malpractice claims of conflict of interest and advised law firms and lawyers on disciplinary matters and regulatory investigations. The lawsuits defended by Richard have included claims concerning patent, tax, trust & estates, corporate, securities, real estate, lobbying, and employment matters.