As the managing counsel of ILS, Richard is one of the top trial and compliance lawyers in the country. He is known for understanding the business side of legal decisions and developing innovative legal strategies that help achieve those business objectives. Facing complex situations, Richard can quickly identify key issues, minimize legal risks, and consistently obtain favorable outcomes for his clients.
As a former member of two top-tier defense firms in the country, Richard regularly advises Fortune 500 companies and startups on commercial, data privacy, and employment matters. His practice focuses on defending companies in litigation and preventing litigation through compliance counseling.
With respect to litigation, Richard specializes in claims involving breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, wrongful termination, wage and hour defense, and employment discrimination. As to compliance, Richard is an expert in issues such as data security, privacy, employment practices, human resources counseling, and compensation/benefits.
Richard regularly appears before both federal and state courts. His clients are in industries including technology, healthcare, real estate, retail, manufacturing, entertainment, and financial services. Clients appreciate Richard for his scrupulous attention to detail and his relentless pursuit of excellence. As a distinguished member of the bar of multiple jurisdictions, Richard infuses the experience of big law firms with the highly individualized and responsive capacity of a boutique. Richard advocates to win.
J.D., USC Gould School of Law
B.A., California State Polytechnic University
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota