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Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

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London, New York, Washington DC

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 4

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals - ranked: tier 2

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is noted for its representation of individuals and handling internal investigations. The team is led from New York by Lee Richards, an office which also includes includes David Massey and Shari Brandt. Washington DC-based Audrey Laning Ingram is another key figure in the practice group.

Leading individuals: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals

Lee Richards - Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has a strong litigation offering with a particular focus on the financial services sector. 'Bringing technical capital markets expertise to a commercial litigation setting’, the firm is 'well positioned to assist capital markets participants in broken trade disputes and similar matters’. Its lawyers can often be found in state, federal, bankruptcy and appellate courts, and it has recently achieved a number of important successes for clients. Rowan Gaither and David Daniels are 'tough, veteran litigators’; the 'very astute’ Shari Brandt is also recommended. Margaret Winterkorn Meyers made partner and Steven Paradise left for Seyfarth Shaw LLP in 2019.

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Securities litigation - defense
Securities litigation - defense - ranked: tier 4

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has 'a blue-chip group of experienced enforcement experts who understand the business and the risks', according to a client. The firm handles securities fraud cases and regulatory enforcement actions for hedge funds, investment banks, directors and officers and insurance companies. Rowan Gaither, Shari Brandt and Matthew Riccardi are among the key partners in New York and together they acted for ICAP Capital Markets in Alaska Electrical Pension Fund et al v Bank of America Corp et al, a federal class action arising from an alleged conspiracy to manipulate interest rate swaps pricing benchmark ISDAfix. Also recommended in New York is Daniel Zinman, who handled RMBS-related matters for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In DC, Michael Mann is 'a real strategist who knows where the risks lie - a "go-to" guy for US securities law matters who provides wise, reasoned and robust counsel'.

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