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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: advice to corporates - ranked: tier 3

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 renowned for its internal investigation work. New York’s David Massey is representing the incarcerated former Volkswagen executive, Oliver Schmidt, in connection with the DOJ’s investigation into the company’s alleged wire fraud and Clean Air Act violations. On the corporate front, the practice represented the board of Petrobras in connection with multi-jurisdictional government investigations, civil litigation and remediation efforts after the high-profile Operation Carwash scandal. The group is also assisting Argentine broadcaster, Torneos y Competencias, with its remediation efforts following the prosecution and investigation of FIFA officials accused of bribery. Other key figures in New York include ‘wise and experienced’ founding partner Lee Richards and Shari Brandt. Jeffrey Lehtman and Audrey Laning Ingram are recommended in Washington DC.

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 5

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

The ‘extremely client service-oriented, extraordinarily smart and hardworking’ litigators at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLPare strategic and tactical and give thoughtful and practical advice’. The firm has a strong reputation in the financial services sector, where clients include banks, hedge funds, broker-dealers and insurance companies, among others. Steven Paradise successfully defended Carrera Holdings and Carrera SpA before the New York Supreme Court in a case against plaintiff International Finance Corporation. Shari Brandt is ‘a stellar attorney’. H Rowan Gaither and Jeffrey Lehtman head the practice from New York and Washington DC respectively.

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

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

The team at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP in New York is ‘fantastic - extremely client-oriented, extraordinarily smart and hardworking, and both strategic and tactical in providing thoughtful advice’. ‘Stellar attorney’ Shari Brandt, Matthew Riccardi and co-head of the litigation practice Rowan Gaither acted for inter-dealer broker ICAP Capital Markets in a federal securities class action alleging conspiracy to manipulate financial benchmark ISDAfix. Another highlight saw Daniel Zinman act for the special litigation committee of NYSE-listed financial institution Flagstar Bancorp in shareholder litigation in which the plaintiffs allege breaches of fiduciary duty in the underwriting of mortgages. Steven Paradise is also recommended.

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