Richard is co-head of the firm's litigation group. His practice focuses on regulatory, legislative and public communications issues arising from the use of coordinated or comprehensive campaigns by labor unions, non-governmental organizations, public interest groups and their affiliates. He regularly advises the management and boards of public companies in connection with complex business litigation, strategic reviews of business and transactional alternatives, and director compliance with fiduciary duties. He frequently serves as lead counsel in appeals of adverse decisions in matters not originally handled by him or members of the firm.
Richard has served as strategic and lead counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving antitrust, securities, state tax issues, RICO, labor, employment and First Amendment disputes and investigations. Richard has argued numerous appellate case and is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court; the US Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; and the US District Court for the Northern District of New York.