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August 16, 2016

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the appointment of a financial institution excise tax on First Marblehead Corp, in what was considered the first real test of the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Comptroller v. Wynne.

July 13, 2016

The US Supreme Court recently decided not to hear the Madden vs Midland case, resulting in a continued lack of clarity surrounding national and state usury rates. 

July 7, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for 2016. Ms. Brandt was commended for her work in high stakes

June 30, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe litigation partner Steven Paradise was lead trial lawyer in the successful defense of  Carrera Holdings and Carrera S.p.A in a 7-day bench trial before Justice Eileen Bransten of the New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division. 

June 29, 2016

RK&O partner Jahan Sharifi recently spoke with American Banker regarding announcements made at the Lending Club annual meeting on June 28. 

June 29, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partners William Barry and Eva Marie Carney were named to the 2015 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll; Kimberly Versace was named to the Honor Roll.  

June 28, 2016

On Monday June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a Second Circuit decision that had ruled that state usury laws applied to debt that had been purchased from a national bank.  Madden vs. Midland has been closely watched by marketplace lenders and other firms in securitization industries.

June 17, 2016

RK&O partner James Walker was quoted in the Law 360 In-Depth article "Blind Faith: How A Bryan Cave Atty Was Brought Down By A Con Man’s Scheme To Buy Maxim Magazine."  The article addresses the ethical role a firm must play when vetting new clients.  

June 15, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of General Commercial Disputes, Securities Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States 2016. 

June 9, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe has been named Best North American Firm for Diversity in the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s  2016 Women in Business Law Awards. These annual awards celebrate the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, minority women, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work and talent management...

June 6, 2016

RK&O partner Gregory G. Plotko was featured in the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat's "Coming and Going Concerns" which profiles the latest professional bankruptcy moves.

June 3, 2016

RK&O partner Gregory Plotko was featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section. Mr. Plotko recently joined the firm's Bankruptcy & Special Situations Investments group.

June 2, 2016

RK&O partner Gregory Plotko was featured in New York Business Journal's "People on the Move" section. Mr. Plotko recently joined the firm's Bankruptcy & Special Situations Investments group in the New York office...

June 2, 2016

RK&O partner Gregory Plotko was featured in Reuters' "Career Tracker" segment. Mr. Plotko joins the firm's New York office as a partner in the Bankruptcy & Special Situations Investments practice...

June 1, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory Gennady Plotko, a veteran bankruptcy attorney who has steered clients through many high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings, has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office.

June 1, 2016

ABF Journal featured RK&O partner Gregory Plotko in their article "Plotko Joins Richards Kibbe & Orbe Bankruptcy Practice." Mr. Plotko is a veteran bankruptcy attorney who has steered clients through many high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings...

June 1, 2016

ABF Journal featured RK&O partner Gregory Plotko in their article "Plotko Joins Richards Kibbe & Orbe Bankruptcy Practice." Mr. Plotko is a veteran bankruptcy attorney who has steered clients through many high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings...

June 1, 2016

Law360 featured RK&O partner Gregory Plotko in a story covering his move to the firm. Mr. Plotko is a veteran bankruptcy attorney who has steered clients through many high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings...

May 27, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been recognized as a leading law firm in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA. The publication highlighted the firm’s accomplishments in the areas of Securities Regulation, General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations...

May 26, 2016

RK&O attorney Kimberly Versace was quoted in Hedge Fund Legal & Compliance Digest's article "Managing SEC Examination Exit Interviews: How to Minimize the Impact of a Deficiency Letter..."

May 2016

RK&O partner Eva Marie Carney recently secured “continued presence” status for a pro-bono client of the firm and also filed a T-visa application, seeking special non-immigrant status for her as a victim of human trafficking...

May 16, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Richards Kibbe & Orbe has been named to a top firm for minority attorneys by Law 360

May 11, 2016

RK&O partner Scott Budlong was quoted in Law360's article "Treasury Recs Could Limit Disruption by Marketplace Lenders," which discussed the U.S. Treasury department's recent white paper on marketplace lending...

May 10, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Treasury cited RK&O and Wharton FinTech's 2016 Survey of U.S. Marketplace Lending in their white paper "Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending."

May 9, 2016

RK&O partners Scott Budlong and Jahan Sharifi were quoted in International Business Times' article "What Happened to LendingClub? Bank Industry’s Big Disrupter Stumbles..."

May 3, 2016

RK&O attorneys David Daniels and Margaret Meyers recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of Michael S. Knoll and Ruth Mason in First Marblehead Corp. et al. v. Commissioner of Revenue, a closely watched tax case in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. 

May 2, 2016

RK&O attorneys Daniel Zinman and Alex Solomon were quoted in a Food Quality News article titled "Dole being investigated by DOJ after Listeria Outbreak." The article discussed the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into Dole...

May 2, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Lee S. Richards III was the subject of The Bencher's May/June 2016 "Profile in Professionalism." The feature honored Mr. Richards as the recipient of the 2015 Professionalism Award for the Second Circuit and discussed the highlights of his career.

April 12, 2016

RK&O and Wharton FinTech recently released their 2016 Survey of U.S. Marketplace Lending and it has received wide media attention.

April 11, 2016

RK&O partner Eva Marie Carney was recognized by the Posse Foundation for her involvement in the organization. Ms. Carney began volunteering for Posse more than 10 years ago, and she now serves as...

April 11, 2016

RK&O attorney Kimberly Versace was quoted in The Hedge Fund Law Report's two-part series, "How Can Hedge Fund Managers Legally Penalize Employee Wrongdoing?" ....

March 25, 2016

New York Business Journal featured RK&O partner Vincent Basulto in its "People on the Move" section...

March 23, 2016

Creditflux featured RK&O partner Vincent Basulto in its article, "Law Firm Richards Kibbe & Orbe Takes on Credit Specialist as Partner." Mr. Basulto recently joined the firm as a corporate partner...

March 23, 2016

Private Equity Wire featured RK&O partner Vincent Basulto in its article "Former MD of Macquarie Group's Credit Market Division Joins Richards Kibbe & Orbe." 

March 23, 2016

Structured Credit Investor featured RK&O partner Vincent Basulto in its article, "Law Firm Poaches Bank MD." Mr. Basulto recently joined the firm as a corporate partner...

March 22, 2016

Reuters featured RK&O partner Vincent Basulto's in their "Career Tracker" section. Mr. Basulto recently joined the firm as a corporate partner...

March 21, 2016

The Deal featured RK&O partner Vincent Basulto in their "Movers & Shakers" segment. Mr. Basulto recently joined the firm as a corporate partner...

March 17, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Vincent Basulto has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the corporate department. He was previously Managing Director of Macquarie Group’s credit markets division and General Counsel for one of the investment bank’s investment advisers... 

March 1, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Steven Paradise was featured in Law360's "Trial Pros Q&A series." Mr. Paradise discussed a number of topics including the most interesting trial he has worked on, his trial prep routine and advice he would give a young lawyer before his or her first trial.

February 11, 2016

The Hedge Fund Law Report published an article featuring Steven Paradise following his recent move to RK&O. Mr. Paradise joins the firm as a litigation partner in the New York office. 

February 9, 2016

New York Law Journal featured Steven Paradise in an article about key moves in the legal industry. Mr. Paradise recently joined RK&O as a litigation partner in the New York office...

February 8, 2016

Bloomberg BNA featured Steven Paradise's move to RK&O in their "Securities Regulation & Law Report." Mr. Paradise recently joined the firm as a litigation partner in the New York office...

February 5, 2016

Bond Buyer featured Steven Paradise in an article titled "Securities Litigation Veteran Joins Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP." Mr. Paradise recently joined RK&O as a litigation partner in the New York office...

February 3, 2016

Reuters' "Career Tracker" featured Steven Paradise's recent move to Richards Kibbe & Orbe. Mr. Paradise joins the firm as a litigation partner in the New York office...

February 3, 2016

The American Lawyer featured Steven Paradise in an article about key moves in the legal industry. Mr. Paradise recently joined RK&O's New York office as a litigation partner...

February 1, 2016

The American Lawyer featured Steven Paradise in an article about key moves in the legal industry. Mr. Paradise recently joined RK&O's New York office as a litigation partner...

February 1, 2016

New York Business Journal featured Steven Paradise in their coverage of key moves in the legal industry. Mr. Paradise recently joined RK&O's New York office as a litigation partner...

January 25, 2016

New York Business Journal featured Steven Paradise in their coverage of key moves in the legal industry. Mr. Paradise recently joined RK&O's New York office as a litigation partner...

January 1, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin Rubinstein and Amanda J. Segal have been promoted to counsel, effective January 1, 2016.

December 28, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Jahan Sharifi was interviewed by American Banker and quoted in the article "Shift Away from Retail Investors Heightens Risks in Online Lending", the first in a two-part series examining destabilizing trends in the marketplace lending sector.

December 24, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partner Shari Brandt recently spoke with Law 360 and was quoted in the article "White Collar Cases to Watch in 2016." 

December 21, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner David B. Massey was named a 2015 White Collar Crime Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. The list recognizes 50 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who have acted as pioneers and achieved remarkable success in the area of White Collar Criminal Justice...

December 16, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Brian Fraser was interviewed by Forbes and quoted in the article "Markets Yawn At Fed Rate Hike, But Watch For Litigation Anyway..."

December 16, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner David Daniels and associate Margaret Meyers were recognized by State Tax Notes for their key amicus brief in Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury vs. Wynne...

December 15, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe attorney Eric M. O’Meara assisted Private Equity Investors, Inc. (PEI) in connection with the sale of its interest in Ormet Circuits Inc. to Merck KGaA...

December 9, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Lee S. Richards III discussed the Litvak retrial in Law360's article "2nd Circ.'s Litvak Reversal Has Silver Lining For Prosecutors" ... 

November 2015

In 2011, our pro bono client, Greenwich House, a Methadone clinic operator, abruptly needed to relocate and thus entered into a new lease in a commercial building in lower Manhattan. In order to build out the space for use as a clinic, Greenwich House was obligated to retain a Project Manager selected by the landlord to oversee the construction. This Project Manager breached his agreement with Greenwich House by delaying the agreed-upon 16-week project to two years. During this period of displacement, Greenwich House suffered over $1 million in damages and the clinic is in danger of being closed permanently...

November 2, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized as a top-tier firm in multiple practice areas by the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms...

October 26, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP founding partner Lee Richards was quoted in Bloomberg BNA's article "Does Dismissal Signal Death Knell for Insider Trading Cases?" ...

October 19, 2015

Benchmark Litigation 2016 Edition named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP a “Recommended” firm in New York for General Commercial Litigation, and also ranked RK&O among the leading national White Collar Crime practices...

October 1, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Jahan Sharifi was quoted in Structured Credit Investor's article "Derivatives development"...

October 1, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Julia Lu was quoted in the International Financing Review's article, "CDS roll to test energy hedging demand." The article discusses the potential effects of the addition of nine new contracts to Markit's CDX high-yield credit default swap index following the recent rule change...

September 28, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt was interviewed by Inside Counsel for the article "Executives must worry about culpability." The article discusses the DOJ's new policy that says corporations will not receive credit for an internal inquiry without identifying at-fault individuals...

September 24, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt was quoted in the Washington Business Journal's article, "VW CEO steps down, but will shakeup hit U.S. operation?"...

September 17, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP successfully represented the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in an action to enforce loan guarantees issued by two international companies in connection with a $150 million loan that had been extended to fund four wind energy projects in Brazil and Uruguay...

September 16, 2015

Super Lawyers 2015 has recognized 13 Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective practices. The annual rankings identify the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state based on the recommendations of peers and through independent evaluations...

September 11, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe founding partner Lee Richards was quoted in the Associated Press's article "The Justice Department is taking aim at Wall Street executives" after the DOJ unveiled new policies that will guide federal prosecutors in bringing more criminal cases against corporate executives for financial misdeeds...