Richards Kibbe & Orbe is pleased to announce that Steven Paradise has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office. Mr. Paradise is a nationally recognized litigator with more than two decades of experience in securities-related litigation and regulatory actions as well as large commercial disputes.
“We are very excited for Steven to bring his practice to Richards Kibbe & Orbe,” said Jennifer Grady, managing partner of the firm. “Steven has a world-class reputation for his work on complex litigation, enforcement proceedings, and investigatory matters, including extensive work for investment funds and financial services firms. His skills and experience align perfectly with the needs of our clients.”
Mr. Paradise comes to RK&O from the AmLaw 100 law firm of Vinson & Elkins, where he served as co-head of the securities litigation and enforcement practice. In his 25-year legal career, he has regularly represented individual and corporate defendants in securities class action litigation, government and internal investigations and regulatory proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and other administrative bodies. In addition to his securities practice, he has represented Big Four accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies and financial services firms in commercial litigation matters in federal, state and appellate courts across the country. Paradise recently won a unanimous jury verdict and subsequent appeal for a hedge fund defendant in a $95 million lawsuit.
The attorney rankings services Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and New York Super Lawyers have all recognized Mr. Paradise for his superior work over multiple years.
Founding partner Lee Richards said, “Steven will be a tremendous asset to our financial services clients and will add even more depth to our areas of traditional strength.”
“Richards Kibbe & Orbe is synonymous with excellence, particularly within the financial services and hedge fund industries,” Mr. Paradise said. “I’m honored to join a firm that regularly performs such creative, sophisticated and impactful work.”