Benchmark Litigation 2017 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.
In its analysis, Benchmark noted that the firm is "international in scope, with customized offerings” and “really has a niche for cross-border regulatory work." Peers quoted in the report called Lee Richards, a National Litigation Star for White Collar Crime, “a legend who has been at the top of his game for years.” Washington, D.C. partner Jeffrey Lehtman were also named National Stars for White Collar Crime and Securities Litigation. New York partner Steven Paradise was recognized as a National Star for Securities and Commercial Litigation, with peers praising him as “a gunslinger… not your typical paper-pushing litigator” and championing his 2016 arrival at RK&O as “a perfect fit.”
Shari Brandt was selected as both a New York Local Litigation Star and one of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. The publication specifically recognized her work for ICAP and her contemporaries stated that she “is really making a name for herself.” Peers also named Daniel Zinman a New York Local Litigation Star for his work with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. James Walker was recognized for his ongoing work in Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime.