Chambers USA 2014 recognizes RK&O and several practice areas

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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.

RK&O again earned national recognition as one of the leading U.S. law firms in the area of Securities Regulation. Regionally, Chambers USA ranked RK&O among the leading New York firms in the categories of Litigation: General Commercial – Highly Regarded and Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

In addition, Lee S. Richards and Michael D. Mann received individual acknowledgement for their work in the area of Securities: Regulation - Enforcement. Mr. Richards was also recognized in the Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations category while Mr. Mann garnered recognition for his work in the Securities: Litigation section.

Chambers USA praised RK&O for its “recognized strength in the financial services area,” and noted that it is “able to advise clients on the full spectrum of litigation issues.” It added that RK&O has a “highly reputed white-collar and investigations practice with a broad remit including FCPA violations, RICO, money laundering and bribery matters.”  Furthermore, the guide recognized the firm’s “expertise in the aircraft, manufacturing and advertising sectors.”

 Some examples of praise from surveyed clients include:

  • The firm is “very quick to be able to help the client deal with tough questions and navigate the onslaught of regulatory scrutiny.” 
  • RK&O “maintain[s] common culture and level of quality across the firm.” 
  • The attorneys are “super-smart, incredibly well respected and very client service-oriented.” 
  • RK&O has “tremendous sophistication when working with the DOJ and SEC.”  
  • The attorneys are “extraordinary – smart, diligent, responsive and collegial.”