Clients call on Richard to handle significant and often sensitive litigation and mediation in complex cases nationwide. He represents insurance companies in some of the most high-profile matters in the country, ones involving myriad procedural and substantive issues. He is particularly skilled in the areas of bad faith, mass tort and environmental insurance coverage litigation.
Richard has successfully defended clients in state courts, federal district courts and federal courts of appeal. Notably, he secured a favorable precedential opinion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a unique pollution liability insurance coverage matter. He also is known for successfully representing a defendant in a landmark case that effectively ended all tobacco litigation for the insurance industry.
Richard routinely defends clients in matters that have drawn media scrutiny, such as a recent case involving transgender bathroom discrimination. He is a go-to lawyer for tackling multi-plaintiff concussion and brain injury litigation related to football and soccer, typically representing insurers as lead national coordinating counsel in high-profile matters, and is currently defending a client in the allegedly multibillion-dollar National Football League (NFL) concussion litigation. Because of this experience, Richard is adept at drafting new policy language, including coverages and exclusions, and has particular experience in the EPL and GL spaces.