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.
Representation of Oxfam in Claims Against the SEC
Representation of Oxfam in claims against the SEC to issue new regulations required by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Breach of Loan Agreements in Restructuring
Representation of a provider of marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management solutions in commercial litigation where minority lenders assert loan agreement breach following the restructuring of the company.
Defense of Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition and Appropriation of Client
Richard obtained a defense arbitration verdict for the estates of two securities brokers sued for alleged wrongdoing in connection with trade secrets, unfair competition and appropriation of clients, successfully finding for the respondents on all claims, and recovering significant attorneys’ fees for the client.
Dismissal of Section 11 Shareholder Class Action Lawsuits in Multiple Jurisdictions
Richard obtained dismissal of multiple class action lawsuits filed in state and federal courts asserting claims in connection with the IPO of a foreign issuer of American Depository Shares allowing the company to settle the matter advantageously.
Denial of Shareholder Attempt to Obtain Injunction to Challenging Going Private Merger of Publicly Traded Company
Richard defeated a shareholder attempt to enjoin the going private merger of a publicly traded company on an interlocutory basis, allowing the transaction to proceed unfettered.
International Agricultural Cooperative Suit
Richard represented 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.
Sales Practices in Marketing Life Insurance Products
Richard has defended life insurers regarding sales practices used in marketing life insurance products.