Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Audrey Laning Ingram has been made a partner in the firm and Richard J. Lee has been elevated to counsel.
“We are very proud to call Audrey a partner and Rich a counsel at RK&O,” said Jennifer Grady, managing partner of the firm. “Audrey is a tremendous asset to the firm’s white collar and FCPA practices—and our Washington, D.C. office as a whole—while Rich brings great insight and experience to the firm’s leading work in the derivatives and distressed debt fields.”
Ms. Ingram practices in the firm’s Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups, working from its Washington, D.C. office. Her work ranges widely across complex civil litigation and white collar matters, touching significantly on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and matters raising issues relating to insider trading, accounting fraud and money laundering. She regularly advises international companies on anti-corruption compliance, and has represented companies in both internal and regulatory investigations involving conduct across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Currently the Vice Chairman of the International Securities Law Committee of the D.C. Bar, she earned her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Middlebury College.
Mr. Lee practices in the firm’s Corporate & Business Transactions practice group from its New York office. He focuses his practice on derivatives, distressed debt and claims trading, with an emphasis on credit derivative transactions. He regularly represents broker-dealers, hedge funds and other financial institutions in connection with trading and investing in distressed assets, including corporate bank loans, high-yield securities, litigation claims and claims against bankruptcy estates. During his time as an associate at Richards Kibbe & Orbe, Mr. Lee was seconded to UBS Investment Bank, where he advised the exchange traded derivatives and swaps clearing business. He earned his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.