As a litigator, Richard has tried over thirty jury trials in addition to non-jury hearings and trials and extensive complex discovery and motion practice. His litigation experience includes two decades of complex commercial litigation, as well as federal criminal prosecution, federal and state criminal defense work on behalf of both retained and indigent clients (under the federal Criminal Justice Act), service as a Special Prosecutor in Kings County and pro bono matters. Richard’s civil litigation experience includes breach of contract, fraud, other commercial torts, representing financial institutions in bank and securities litigation, and defensive civil rights litigation on behalf of New York State.