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March 24, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe attorneys Eric M. O'Meara and Catherine Turgeon assisted Valiant Capital with its March 2015 investment in Mahindra First Choice Wheels Limited. Mahindra is in the business of trading in used vehicles in India through its franchisee network and certain electronic platforms...

March 20, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman discussed the Target data breach settlement - which received preliminary approval from a federal judge Thursday - with multiple publications including USA Today, the LA Times and Law360.

March 9, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Appaloosa Management L.P. as a member of an investor group that submitted director nomination and share buyback proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting of General Motors Company.

February 26, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP founding partner Lee S. Richards III has been named to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York.

February 26, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP recently represented the Royal Bank of Scotland in the sale of a $36.5 billion loan portfolio to Mizuho Financial Group.

February 6, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Julia Lu was quoted by multiple sources regarding the Caesars swaps case.

February 2, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Eric O'Meara and associate Catherine Turgeon succesfully represented Valiant Capital Partners in connection with an investment in FirstCry, an infant care products e-tailer based in India...

January 28, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Keith N. Sambur was quoted in Financier Worldwide's article "ABI recommends Chapter 11 reform," which discussed the American Bankruptcy Institute's recommended reforms to Chapter 11...

January 21, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was quoted in The Wall Street Journal's article "The Morning Risk Report: Tech Firms Asked to Remove More E.U. Content". Following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, France and Germany demanded that U.S. tech companies preemptively remove terror content from their services...

January 21, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner James Walker was quoted in Law360's article "Bar Character Test Seen As Vital Despite Flaws." While there is debate surrounding whether bar admission character inquiries should be maintained or eliminated, many legal professionals believe...

January 16, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner James Walker was recently featured in Law360's Minority Powerbrokers Q&A series. In the interview, he shared his view on a set of five questions including, "What are the challenges of being a lawyer of color at a senior level?" ...

January 13, 2015

Will Barry discussed FCPA compliance and enforcement in respect to the recent Alstom FCPA case in Compliance Week's article "Lessons to Learn From the Alstom Fiasco". In December, Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to a $772 million criminal penalty after it was discovered that they were in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...

December 23, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Jeffrey A. Lehtman was quoted in The Washington Post article titled "Oil scandal in Brazil just keeps growing; optimists see chance for change". The article discusses the $13.8 billion corruption scandal of the Brazilian government controlled oil company Petrobras...

December 22, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe founding partner Lee S. Richards was named one of The National Law Journal's Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers of 2014. The list is a special supplement developed by the business arm of The National Law Journal and is comprised of 50 outstanding attorneys who have helped make a difference in the fight for justice...

December 17, 2014

The Sony Pictures hacking took a legal turn yesterday when a class action lawsuit was filed in Federal court in Los Angeles. Richards Kibbe & Orbe Managing Partner Craig A. Newman discussed the Sony hacking with CNN's Justice Department Correspondent Pamela Brown...

December 12, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman appeared on CNBC to discuss the recent Sony hacking scandal.

December 10, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Keith N. Sambur was quoted in articles in The Deal and Law360, commenting on the American Bankruptcy Institute's call for the reform of chapter 11 in their recent report...

December 8, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Keith N. Sambur was quoted in Reuters' recent article "Proposed U.S. bankruptcy rule changes spark debate from lenders". The article addresses the 400-page report by the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, which laid out hundreds of recommended changes...

December 5, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was quoted in The New York Times article "Banks' Lawsuits Against Target for Losses Related to Hacking Can Continue". The article discusses US District Judge Paul A. Magnuson's rejection of Target's bid to dismiss lawsuits...

December 4, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was quoted in the The Hill's article "Target to face banks' lawsuit over breach". After a judge in St. Paul, Minnesota, refused Target's request to dismiss the banks' claim that they had suffered tens of millions of dollars in damages resulting from having to reimburse fraudulent charges...

December 4, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was qutoed by The Credit Union National Association in their article "Judge's denial to dismiss Target case encouraging, CUNA says". Regarding the federal judge's denial of Target's motion to dismiss the lawsuit over the 2013 data breach, Mr. Newman said...

December 3, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was quoted in Law360's article "Verizon Privacy Fixes Show How to Avoid the FTC's Wrath." The article discusses the Federal Trade Commission's decision to drop its probe into Verizon Communication Inc.'s alleged failure to adequately secure the routers it provided to customers and what this decision means for other companies that face cybersecurity risks...

November 12, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman discussed cyber attacks and cyber insurance in Future Intelligence's article, "UK Minister's cyber insurance task force." He warned start ups and growth companies about the looming cyber-risk of theft of intellectual property...

October 27, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was quoted in Law360's article "NY Cybersecurity Push Turns Up The Heat On Law Firms." The article discusses the increased pressure on law firms to develop extensive data security practices and to take steps to ensure that sensitive client data is secure....

October 27, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Julia Lu was quoted in Bloomberg's article "ECB List of Failing Banks Shrinks If You Read Small Print," discussing the European Central Bank's recent release of its Comprehensive Assessment of the financial health of major banks in the EU....

October 7, 2014

Super Lawyers 2014 has recognized 12 Richards Kibbe & Orbe attorneys as leaders in their respective practices. The annual rankings identify the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state as chosen by their peers and through an independent evaluation...

October 6, 2014

In Global Investigations Review's article "UBS Libor trader attacks 'unprecedented' US prosecution", Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt discussed the potential consequences of former UBS trader Roger Darin's claim that the legal theory...

October 2, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Andrew Martin was quoted in The Times' article, "Wall Street and the City's double act", discussing US law firms in London. RK&O opened an office in London nearly a decade ago. "We saw several of our hedge fund clients...

October 2, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partners Jon Kibbe, Scott Budlong and Jahan Sharifi were featured in Real Estate Weekly's article, "P2P lending piquing interest of institutions". In the article, Mr. Kibbe, Mr. Budlong and Mr. Sharifi discuss peer-to-peer lending and its recent growth.

September 23, 2014

In the past week, four high-ranking DOJ officials delivered speeches that indicate a potential increase in enforcement efforts against financial institutions. Suggestions from these indivdiuals included...

August 18, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that  Michael D. Mann, Lee S. Richards and James Q. Walker have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. Mr. Richards has been...

August 6, 2014

Last week, the United States and the European Union imposed more sanctions against Russia. The increasingly complex sanctions against this large economy designate not only individuals and companies but entire industries as well, making the obstacle...

August 1, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe founding partners Jon Kibbe and William Orbe were each featured as dealmaking movers and shakers by Law360. Each participated in a question and answer session, providing their insights and perspecitives on the Dealmaker Q&A series of five questions...

August 1, 2014

On July 30, 2014, Judge Loretta A. Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Microsoft must comply with a federal search warrant and turn over a customer’s emails, though the emails are stored in a data center in Ireland. Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman discussed this surprising ruling...

July 30, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was quote in Law360's article titled "EU, Google in Power Struggle Over 'Right to be Forgotten.'" After the May ruling on individuals' right to request search engines to remove links, Google has removed a little more...

July 11, 2014

Bloomberg Law Radio included RK&O partner Craig A. Newman's segment on the "right to be forgotten" decision in its July 11 Best of the Week weekend report. Earlier in the week, Mr. Newman was a featured guest on Bloomberg Law Brief with June Grasso and...

July 10, 2014

RK&O partner Craig Newman was quoted in Law360's article "The Biggest Privacy Cases of 2014: Midyear Report." He commented on both the LabMD decision and the "right to be forgotten ruling," both from the first half of 2014...

July 10, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig Newman was quoted in an article in The Times titled "How to Police the Digital Highway?". The article discusses the EU's recent "right to be forgotten" decision and its implications...

July 9, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was recently a featured guest on Bloomberg Radio's Law Brief. Mr. Newman discussed the ramifications of the EU court decision on the right to be forgotten with hosts June Grasso and Mark Mills...

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was recently quoted in Law360's article "Google Restores Guardian Article Links In EU After Uproar," after confusion continued to build surrounding the EU's "right to be forgotten" decision of May 13, 2014...

June 26, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP's White Collar and Securities Litigation practices, along with seven individual attorneys, were recognized in The Legal 500 United States - 2014 Edition. Additionally, RK&O founding partner Lee Richards was named...

June 26, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Eva Marie Carney was quoted in Law360's recent article, "Insider Cases Force Hedge Funds to Button Up." The article addresses new steps that hedge fund advisers are taking to ensure that their firms remain above suspicion...

June 16, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe managing partner Jennifer K. Grady was among the select group of lawyers recognized as 2014 Rising Stars by the New York Law Journal. The award, granted to 42 out of the more than 230 nominees, recognizes attorneys...

June 4, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was recently interviewed by Compliance Week on the topic of the recent EU Court of Justice Ruling on Internet privacy. The court is "punishing Google for information that is lawfully on the Internet," Mr. Newman said...

May 30, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman recently spoke with Bloomberg Radio hosts June Grasso and Mark Mills as part of the "Morning Bloomberg Law Brief". In the interview, which is now available as a podcast, Mr. Newman discussed the European...

May 23, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been recognized nationally and regionally as a leading law firm in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA. The publication highlighted the firm’s accomplishments in the areas of securities regulation, commercial litigation, white-collar litigation and government investigations...

May 14, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman was featured in The Wall Street Journal's "The Morning Risk Report" after his recent appearance on CNN to discuss the EU ruling on individuals' Internet privacy.

May 13, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig A. Newman appeared live on CNN to speak with Hala Gorani about the European Union's recent Internet privacy ruling. The ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union says that private citizens of the EU have the "right...

May 4, 2014

RK&O partner Scott C. Budlong served as a panelist at the second annual LendIt Conference. The conference took place in San Francisco, May 4-6. Mr. Budlong spoke as part of the Legal & Accounting Question and Answer Panel...

May 2, 2014

The LSTA's Week in Review references "Benchmarking LIBOR," a webinar by Richards Kibbe & Orbe attorneys Shari Brandt and Marina Zelinksy, in its article, "LIBOR: Separating the Wheatley from the Chaff." The article also refers to the recent...

May 2, 2014

In a recent article, The Hedge Fund Law Report featured the Richards Kibbe & Orbe memorandum "Are Hedge Funds 'Financial Institutions'? - an analysis of Meridian Sunrise Village, LLC v. NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Ltd." ...

April 30, 2014

Hedge Fund Alert cited "Good Things Come in Small Packages: An Investor's Guide to Buying Peer-to-Peer Loans" by Jahangier Sharifi, John Clark and Victor Ludwig in its article, "Startup Preps Peer-Lending Vehicles". The article, which discusses Club Hill Capital...

April 24, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was one of 43 firms who donated a benchmark percentage of their D.C. office revenue to local legal services organizations in 2013 as part of the Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign.

April 10, 2014

In Corporate Counsel's article "Judge Says FTC Can Sue Over Poor Data Security," Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig Newman discusses the recent Wyndham decision that said the FTC has the authority to take legal action against companies with lax data security practices.

April 8, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Craig Newman spoke with Law360 about the recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Esther Salas that the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) has the authority to bring lawsuits against companies with allegedly inadequate data security measures...