Benchmark Litigation 2018 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." One client remarked, "The firm is excellent...they are a pleasure to work with – responsive, service-oriented, and professional in everything they do." 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 was also named a National Star 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 bulldog...a real litigator who loves being in court."
Shari Brandt was also recognized as a New York Local Litigation Star and as one of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. Additionally, Daniel Zinman and James Walker were both named New York Local Litigation Stars, while Audrey Ingram was previously named to Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hotlist".