Firm Profile > Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP > New York, United States

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10281-1003
United States

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense Tier 4

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.

Securities litigation - defense Tier 4

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 GaitherShari 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'.

General commercial disputes Tier 5

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 astuteShari Brandt is also recommended. Margaret Winterkorn Meyers made partner and Steven Paradise left for Seyfarth Shaw LLP in 2019.

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is a dynamic and entrepreneurial firm with deep experience and relationships in the financial markets and the business community. It conducts a highly collaborative practice through approximately 50 lawyers based in New York, Washington, DC and London. RK&O’s key attribute is the ability to find thoughtful, creative solutions to the hardest legal problems in a manner carefully tailored to its clients’ objectives. Whether in a transaction, litigation or regulatory matter, it seeks to provide precisely the technically excellent, informed and efficient service it would want to receive as a client.

RK&O was founded over 30 years ago with the goal of offering the highest quality legal service to the most interesting and demanding clients in the financial and business communities. That founding vision is intact. As an institution, it continues to prize skill, commitment and team spirit over size; and its hallmark remains the ability to address difficult legal issues in a way that recognizes and satisfies clients’ business goals. One measure of the firm’s success is a loyal client base that includes many of the country’s most successful hedge funds, investment banks, public companies and accounting firms.

RK&O’s practice covers a complex range of issues facing companies in the investment and business sectors. Its clients include hedge funds, private equity investors, investment banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, insurance companies, accounting firms and a variety of other private and public enterprises. It also represents corporate boards of directors, board committees and individual corporate officers and directors.

Department Name Email Telephone
Civil Litigation H Rowan Gaither, IV +1 212.530.1807
Corporate & Business Transactions Paul B. Haskel +1 212.530.1823
Investigations & Enforcement David B. Massey +1 212.530.1809
Regulation & Compliance Michael D Mann +1 202.261.2990
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Gregory G. Plotko +1 202.530.1924
Photo Name Position Profile
 Shari Brandt  photo Shari Brandt
 Brian Fraser  photo Brian Fraser
 Rowan Gaither  photo Rowan Gaither
Mr H. Rowan Gaither IV  photo Mr H. Rowan Gaither IV
 Audrey Laning Ingram photo Audrey Laning Ingram
Mr David Masey  photo Mr David Masey
 David Massey  photo David Massey
 Matthew Riccardi  photo Matthew Riccardi
Mr Lee Richards III  photo Mr Lee Richards III
 James Walker  photo James Walker
 Daniel Zinman  photo Daniel Zinman
Number of Partners : 25
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 25
Managing Partner : Jennifer K Grady
Other Offices : London