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 U.S., 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.