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November 1, 2018

RK&O partner Gregory Plotko explains why some are seeing warning signs from the market for Sears bankruptcy claims.

November 1, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was again named a top-tier firm in ten practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

October 30, 2018

Global Investigations Review has named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to its esteemed GIR 100 list.

October 25, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Route One Investment Company in the equity financing of the spin out and public listing of Alderbaran Resources Inc. by Regulus Resources Inc., and the related joint venture and option agreement between Alderbaran and Stillwater Canada LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Sibanye Gold Limited. 

October 11, 2018

Benchmark Litigation 2019 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.

October 9, 2018

RK&O founding partner Lee S. Richards III has been selected for the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to attorneys who have made an impact on the legal community and the practice of law over their entire career. 

October 5, 2018

RK&O partner Paul Devlin discussed the My Big Coin ruling with GlobalCapital and outlined the various ways that agencies such as the CFTC gain oversight over such markets.

September 29, 2018

RK&O founding partner Lee S. Richards III told CNN Business that the SEC lawsuit brings a lot of uncertainty both for the company and Musk.  

September 27, 2018

RK&O partner Paul Devlin spoke with Crowdfund Insider about the My Big Coin case, noting that the decision is only the second time the court has directly addressed whether a virtual currency that lacks a futures market is a “commodity” under the Commodity Exchange Act, and therefore subject to the CFTC’s enforcement jurisdiction.

September 27, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Route One Investment Company in a private round of equity financing of Regulus Resources Inc., a listed mining company.

September 21, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Valinor Management, L.P. in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Amazing Athletes, Inc. and Amazing Athletes Franchise Systems, Inc. (collectively, the “Amazing Athletes Group”). 

September 17, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Valinor Management, L.P. in connection with its acquisition of Soccer Super Stars, LLC. 

September 13, 2018

Super Lawyers has recognized 12 Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective practices.

September 11, 2018

RK&O partner Shari Brandt has been selected as one of Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching for 2018.

September 6, 2018

Since November 2015, RK&O has represented Ms. A., an Afghan citizen seeking a Special Immigrant Visa to the United States because she faces serious ongoing threats in Afghanistan as a result of her work on behalf of the U.S. Government.

August 15, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partners Lee S. Richards III, Michael D. Mann and James Q. Walker have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.

July 26, 2018

RK&O partner Shari A. Brandt was named a 2018 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. This list recognized 25 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who continue to leave their mark in litigation.

July 20, 2018

RK&O partner Shari Brandt was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for 2018, her fourth consecutive year receiving this recognition.

July 2, 2018

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram was named to the Global Investigations Review Top 100 Women in Investigations for 2018.

June 28, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Route One Investment Company LLC in connection with an option and joint venture agreement, among precious metals miner Sibanye Gold Limited to create a strategic venture to unlock value at the Altar copper and gold project located in the San Juan province of Argentina. 

June 18, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a top firm for minority attorneys by Law360, ranking #20 among law firms with up to 149 attorneys. The top firms in each size category had diversity levels of at least 22 percent of all attorneys at the firm and more diverse non-partner ranks.  

May 30, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of Corporate Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense, General Commercial Disputes and Securities Litigation by The Legal 500 United States 2018. Clients interviewed for the publication praised RK&O as "extremely client service-oriented, extraordinarily smart and hardworking."

May 30, 2018

RK&O Managing Partner Jennifer Grady spoke with Law360 about her own experience as a firm leader.  

May 8, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP associate Emily Kelley has been named to the 2017 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. 

May 7, 2018

RK&O partner Paul J. Devlin was mentioned in Law360's feature on attorneys who moved up the ranks in Q1. Mr. Devlin was elevated to partner in the Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups in RK&O's New York office.

May 3, 2018

Chambers USA has recognized Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP as a national leader in Securities Regulation and Corporate Crime & Investigations and among the leading New York firms in the categories of Litigation: General Commercial (Highly Regarded) and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

May 2, 2018

Businesses are now on notice that the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) intends to use its enforcement powers to police a broad array of potential interactions and relationships with sanctioned parties that cannot reliably be captured through traditional transaction due diligence and screening protocols because they involve...

May 1, 2018

RK&O partner Lee Richards discussed the recent NCAA report with Law360 and noted that that even if colleges did pay student athletes, the incentive to give and take bribes on top of that would remain with respect to top-tier players.

April 19, 2018

Household retail names, many owned by private equity firms, have been casualties in recent years as the industry faces an uncertain future. What once seemed to be a solid bet turned out to be less certain than initially thought, and the secular shift underway now will require the industry to reinvent itself.

April 3, 2018

Pedro Castro Nevares, General Counsel of Torneos y Competencias, a leading South American sports production and broadcasting company and client of RK&O, has been named a Top Mind in compliance by Compliance Week. This award highlights the best and brightest in the governance, risk, ethics and compliance profession around the world. 

March 22, 2018

California toy mogul Isaac Larian said Thursday that he is leading an effort to save more than half the 735 domestic Toys R Us stores that are set to close under the retailer's liquidation plan.  

March 15, 2018

San Antonio-based iHeartMedia Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, following two years of litigation, speculation and financial gamesmanship as the nation’s largest owner of radio stations tried to keep its crushing debt under control and creditors at bay. The bankruptcy likely will rank among the largest in recent corporate history. The company listed $12.3 billion in total...

March 8, 2018

Toys "R" Us Inc. is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankruptcy U.S. operations after so far failing to find a buyer or reach a debt restructuring deal with lenders. The toy chain’s U.S. division entered bankruptcy in September, planning to emerge with a leaner business model and more manageable debt. A new $3.1 billion loan was obtained to...

March 8, 2018

A federal judge in New York has ruled that virtual currencies, such as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, can be regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

March 6, 2018

In ruling that appellate courts should defer to a bankruptcy court’s factual findings when hearing challenges over a creditor’s insider relationship to a debtor, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to endorse an “arm’s length” test...

February 28, 2018

Participants in leveraged buyouts and similar deals will have less protection from “clawback” suits that seek to return money to a bankrupt company’s coffers, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave a narrow interpretation to a Bankruptcy Code safe-harbor provision designed to protect securities transactions.

February 23, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP recently represented Farallon Capital Management in a cross-border lending deal with Latin American pharmaceutical distributor Pint Pharma. 

February 14, 2018

RK&O partner James Q. Walker responded to Corporate Counsel's Inside Track newsletter's "Question of the Week" if Germany's new law is a good idea and how social media platforms can prepare to stay compliant. Germany's new law requires social media sites to act swiftly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material....

February 12, 2018

On February 4, 2018 Bon-Ton Stores Inc., a department store chain, sought bankruptcy protection saying it was trying to restructure financially or sell the company to avoid liquidation. For mall owners, a “going out of business” sale at one of their large anchor stores not only decreases rent revenue but, it can lead to the departure of other mall stores that...

February 7, 2018

The controversy involving the home builder, Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., has renewed market participants’ concerns that the fundamental assumptions underlying CDS as a hedging tool are no longer valid. 

February 7, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented White Oak Global Advisors, LLC in the acquisition of Federal National Commercial Credit (FNCC), a specialized commercial finance company...

February 6, 2018

RK&O partner James Q. Walker has been appointed to the Editorial Board of The ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, an authoritative source for news and guidance on attorney conduct and legal ethics.

February 6, 2018

On February 6, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee began hearing testimony from the CFTC and the SEC regarding the currently unregulated cryptocurrency markets. Sources in Congress told Reuters that the hearings will mostly explore whether...

January 9, 2018

RK&O partner Paul J. Devlin was featured in ABF Journal after his recent promotions to partner in the firm’s Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups.

January 5, 2018

Paul J. Devlin was recognized in Global Investigations Review for his recent promotion to partner at RK&O. Mr. Devlin has been with RK&O for 11 years and represents corporations and individuals in regulatory matters.

January 5, 2018

Paul J. Devlin was featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section. Mr. Devlin was recently promoted to partner in the Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups. 

January 2, 2018

Paul J. Devlin was recognized in New York Law Journal's "On the Move" section after his recent promotion to partner in the firm's Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups. 

January 1, 2018

As a new year in the world of financial restructuring unfolds, bankruptcy attorneys should not just be keeping tabs on the huge companies and entire U.S. territory that have recently fallen on hard times, but they should also be tracking the cases that have raised new questions about bankruptcy procedures and the ability of creditors to recover.

January 1, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Paul J. Devlin has been made a partner in the firm.

December 18, 2017

RK&O managing partner Jennifer K. Grady has been named to the inaugural Crain's New York Business List of Leading Women Lawyers. The 100 New York women included on this list are trailblazers who juggle both distinguished careers and exceptional...

November 2, 2017

RK&O Partner David Massey has been admitted to the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, a selective professional association of highly experienced criminal defense lawyers who practice in the federal courts in New York.

November 1, 2017

RK&O partner Michael D. Mann was named a 2017 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. This list recognizes 25 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who have helped make a difference in the fight for justice. 

November 1, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was again named a top-tier firm in multiple practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. 

October 27, 2017

Global Investigations Review has named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to their prestigious GIR 100 List for 2017. The GIR 100 is an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices.

October 26, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented two CarVal managed companies in connection with their sale of up to 13 “Capesize” dry bulk vessels to GoodBulk Ltd. for a combination of cash and GoodBulk stock. 

October 18, 2017

Alere, a public company that manufactures and sells diagnostic tests, has resolved SEC charges that it misstated its revenue and bribed government officials in Colombia and India. In the combined settlement, Alere agreed to pay $3.3 million in...

October 6, 2017

On September 27, 2017 federal prosecutors in New York arrested 10 individuals, including four assistant basketball coaches at Division I schools and a top Adidas executive, on charges that include conspiracies to commit...

October 5, 2017

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.

September 29, 2017

Azish Filabi, CEO of Ethical Systems, recently wrote an article for Law 360 in which she made the business case for corporations to operate in an ethical manner. She points to research that demonstrates that ethical companies profit in the long run through fewer legal and enforcement costs. 

September 20, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized by Chambers Latin America 2018 as a leading law firm in the area of Corporate Crime & Investigations. The publication highlighted RK&O's work with Petrobas in the development and implementation of...

September 20, 2017

Super Lawyers has recognized 12 Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective practices.

September 14, 2017

Synthetic credit is an invaluable tool for investors looking to hedge or quickly express a view on credit. There are fewer synthetic credit products than before the crisis, but options still include credit indices, index tranches and bespoke tranches.

September 5, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram has been named to the Global Investigations Review 40 Under 40 list for 2017. GIR honored individuals under 40 years of agewho are shaping the future of the law in investigations and enforcement across 11 different countries.

August 9, 2017

RK&O partner Shari Brandt was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for 2017. Ms. Brandt was commended for her work in securities litigation, white collar criminal proceedings and internal investigations. The publication noted...

July 31, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram was named to Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hotlist" for 2017. All individuals selected have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the U.S. by peers and clients. 

July 26, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram has been selected as one of Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching for 2017. Each year, the publication awards this honor to 100 exemplary women in leadership positions across a range of industries in North America...

July 11, 2017

Significant downward pressure has been applied on hedge fund management fees in recent years, but hedge fund incentive allocations - fees paid for the performance of the fund - have remained relatively steady at around 20%, the industry average.

June 1, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of General Commercial Disputes, Securities Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States 2017. Clients interviewed for the publication praised RK&O...

May 26, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of General Commercial Disputes, Securities Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States 2017. Clients interviewed for the publication praised RK&O...

April 19, 2017

The Department of Justice is signaling a change of pace with regards to current and future FCPA investigations, according to Trevor McFadden, the Criminal Division's acting principal deputy assistant attorney general.

March 28, 2017

Judge Castel of the Southern District of New York has issued a 66-page opinion dismissing all of the SEC’s claims against RK&O client and former Buchanan Ingersoll partner William Uchimoto. Mr. Uchimoto had been named in an SEC suit against Benjamin Wey...

March 15, 2017

In the article "Repeat FCPA Offender Orthofix Settles Brazilian Bribery Charges with the SEC", RK&O partner Audrey Ingram discusses the recent Orthofix settlement. 

March 13, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Farallon Capital as one of the principal investors in Playa Hotels & Resorts in connection with Playa's merger with Pace Holdings Corp.

March 10, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partners Shari A. Brandt and H. Rowan Gaither successfully represented ICAP plc (n/k/a Nex plc) and its former subsidiary ICAP Europe Limited in the dismissal of two federal class action suits asserting, collectively, Sherman Act...

February 27, 2017

RK&O partner Shari A. Brandt has been named a member of Law360's 2017 Securities Editorial Advisory Board. The editorial advisory board will provide feedback on Law360's coverage, as well as expert insight on how to best shape future coverage.

February 22, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented one of the principal investors in Woodside Homes, a top 30 US homebuilder, in connection with sale of Woodside to a subsidiary of Sekisui House, Ltd., Japan's largest homebuilder.

February 21, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partners Shari A. Brandt and H. Rowan Gaither successfully represented ICAP plc (n/k/a Nex plc) and its former subsidiary ICAP Europe Limited, an interdealer broker, in the dismissal of a federal class action suit asserting...

January 16, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram and counsel Richard J. Lee's recent promotions were recognized in The Washington Post column, "Capital Business: Washington-Area Appointments and Promotions."

January 11, 2017

RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram and counsel Richard J. Lee's recent promotions were recognized in The Washington Post column, "Capital Business: Washington-Area Appointments and Promotions."

January 7, 2017

RK&O attorneys Audrey Laning Ingram and Richard J. Lee were featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section...

January 6, 2017

RK&O counsel Richard Lee was featured in New York Law Journal's "On the Move" section after his recent promotion to counsel. Mr. Lee practices in the firm’s Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group.

January 5, 2017

RK&O counsel Richard Lee was featured in New York Law Journal's "On the Move" section after his recent promotion to counsel. Mr. Lee practices in the firm’s Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group.

January 4, 2017

Audrey Laning Ingram and Richard J. Lee are recognized in Business Journal's "On the Move" column after their recent promotions. 

January 1, 2017

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Audrey Laning Ingram has been made a partner in the firm and Richard J. Lee has been elevated to counsel.

December 21, 2016

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the industry group that oversees derivative contracts, recently ruled that holders of credit-default swaps (CDS) on iHeartMedia Inc. can now collect following an unorthodox financial maneuver by the struggling media company.

December 19, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is representing Torneos y Competencias S.A., a leading South American sports production and broadcasting company, in connection with the Department of Justice’s investigation into worldwide soccer.

December 15, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys Jahan Sharifi, Kenneth Werner and Catherine Turgeon assisted funds managed by White Oak Global Advisors, LLC with their recent acquisition of Capital Business Credit, LLC. 

December 14, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP successfully obtained a ruling by a New York federal court vacating sanctions the court previously had issued against the firm’s client, Gina Trimarco.

November 1, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized as a top-tier firm in multiple practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

October 19, 2016

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...

October 13, 2016

RK&O partner Julia Lu was selected as one of Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching for 2016. Every year, the publication awards this honor to 100 exemplary women in leadership positions across a range of industries in North America and Europe. 

September 21, 2016

Super Lawyers 2016 has recognized 11 Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective practices

August 16, 2016

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the appointment of a financial institution excise tax on First Marblehead Corp, in what was considered the first real test of the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Comptroller v. Wynne.

July 7, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for 2016. Ms. Brandt was commended for her work in high stakes

June 29, 2016

RK&O partner Jahan Sharifi recently spoke with American Banker regarding announcements made at the Lending Club annual meeting on June 28. 

June 17, 2016

RK&O partner James Walker was quoted in the Law 360 In-Depth article "Blind Faith: How A Bryan Cave Atty Was Brought Down By A Con Man’s Scheme To Buy Maxim Magazine."  The article addresses the ethical role a firm must play when vetting new clients.  

June 15, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of General Commercial Disputes, Securities Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States 2016. 

June 9, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe has been named Best North American Firm for Diversity in the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s  2016 Women in Business Law Awards. These annual awards celebrate the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, minority women, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work and talent management...

June 6, 2016

RK&O partner Gregory G. Plotko was featured in the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat's "Coming and Going Concerns" which profiles the latest professional bankruptcy moves.

June 3, 2016

RK&O partner Gregory Plotko was featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section. Mr. Plotko recently joined the firm's Bankruptcy & Special Situations Investments group.

June 2, 2016

RK&O partner Gregory Plotko was featured in New York Business Journal's "People on the Move" section. Mr. Plotko recently joined the firm's Bankruptcy & Special Situations Investments group in the New York office...

June 2, 2016

RK&O partner Gregory Plotko was featured in Reuters' "Career Tracker" segment. Mr. Plotko joins the firm's New York office as a partner in the Bankruptcy & Special Situations Investments practice...

June 1, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory Gennady Plotko, a veteran bankruptcy attorney who has steered clients through many high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings, has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office.

June 1, 2016

ABF Journal featured RK&O partner Gregory Plotko in their article "Plotko Joins Richards Kibbe & Orbe Bankruptcy Practice." Mr. Plotko is a veteran bankruptcy attorney who has steered clients through many high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings...

June 1, 2016

ABF Journal featured RK&O partner Gregory Plotko in their article "Plotko Joins Richards Kibbe & Orbe Bankruptcy Practice." Mr. Plotko is a veteran bankruptcy attorney who has steered clients through many high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings...

June 1, 2016

Law360 featured RK&O partner Gregory Plotko in a story covering his move to the firm. Mr. Plotko is a veteran bankruptcy attorney who has steered clients through many high-profile Chapter 11 proceedings...

May 27, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been recognized as a leading law firm in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA. The publication highlighted the firm’s accomplishments in the areas of Securities Regulation, General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations...

May 16, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Richards Kibbe & Orbe has been named to a top firm for minority attorneys by Law 360

May 11, 2016

RK&O partner Scott Budlong was quoted in Law360's article "Treasury Recs Could Limit Disruption by Marketplace Lenders," which discussed the U.S. Treasury department's recent white paper on marketplace lending...

May 10, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Treasury cited RK&O and Wharton FinTech's 2016 Survey of U.S. Marketplace Lending in their white paper "Opportunities and Challenges in Online Marketplace Lending."

May 9, 2016

RK&O partners Scott Budlong and Jahan Sharifi were quoted in International Business Times' article "What Happened to LendingClub? Bank Industry’s Big Disrupter Stumbles..."

May 3, 2016

RK&O attorneys David Daniels and Margaret Meyers recently filed an amicus brief on behalf of Michael S. Knoll and Ruth Mason in First Marblehead Corp. et al. v. Commissioner of Revenue, a closely watched tax case in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. 

May 2, 2016

RK&O attorney Daniel Zinman was quoted in a Food Quality News article titled "Dole being investigated by DOJ after Listeria Outbreak." The article discussed the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into Dole...

May 2, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Lee S. Richards III was the subject of The Bencher's May/June 2016 "Profile in Professionalism." The feature honored Mr. Richards as the recipient of the 2015 Professionalism Award for the Second Circuit and discussed the highlights of his career.

April 12, 2016

RK&O and Wharton FinTech recently released their 2016 Survey of U.S. Marketplace Lending and it has received wide media attention.

January 25, 2016

RK&O and Wharton FinTech recently released their 2016 Survey of U.S. Marketplace Lending and it has received wide media attention.

January 1, 2016

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin Rubinstein has been promoted to counsel, effective January 1, 2016.

December 28, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Jahan Sharifi was interviewed by American Banker and quoted in the article "Shift Away from Retail Investors Heightens Risks in Online Lending", the first in a two-part series examining destabilizing trends in the marketplace lending sector.

December 24, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partner Shari Brandt recently spoke with Law 360 and was quoted in the article "White Collar Cases to Watch in 2016." 

December 21, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner David B. Massey was named a 2015 White Collar Crime Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. The list recognizes 50 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who have acted as pioneers and achieved remarkable success in the area of White Collar Criminal Justice...

December 16, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner David Daniels and associate Margaret Meyers were recognized by State Tax Notes for their key amicus brief in Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury vs. Wynne...

December 15, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe attorney Eric M. O’Meara assisted Private Equity Investors, Inc. (PEI) in connection with the sale of its interest in Ormet Circuits Inc. to Merck KGaA...

December 9, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Lee S. Richards III discussed the Litvak retrial in Law360's article "2nd Circ.'s Litvak Reversal Has Silver Lining For Prosecutors" ... 

November 2015

In 2011, our pro bono client, Greenwich House, a Methadone clinic operator, abruptly needed to relocate and thus entered into a new lease in a commercial building in lower Manhattan. In order to build out the space for use as a clinic, Greenwich House was obligated to retain a Project Manager selected by the landlord to oversee the construction. This Project Manager breached his agreement with Greenwich House by delaying the agreed-upon 16-week project to two years. During this period of displacement, Greenwich House suffered over $1 million in damages and the clinic is in danger of being closed permanently...

November 2, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized as a top-tier firm in multiple practice areas by the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms...

October 26, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP founding partner Lee Richards was quoted in Bloomberg BNA's article "Does Dismissal Signal Death Knell for Insider Trading Cases?" ...

October 19, 2015

Benchmark Litigation 2016 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...

October 1, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Jahan Sharifi was quoted in Structured Credit Investor's article "Derivatives development"...

October 1, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Julia Lu was quoted in the International Financing Review's article, "CDS roll to test energy hedging demand." The article discusses the potential effects of the addition of nine new contracts to Markit's CDX high-yield credit default swap index following the recent rule change...

September 28, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt was interviewed by Inside Counsel for the article "Executives must worry about culpability." The article discusses the DOJ's new policy that says corporations will not receive credit for an internal inquiry without identifying at-fault individuals...

September 24, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt was quoted in the Washington Business Journal's article, "VW CEO steps down, but will shakeup hit U.S. operation?"...

September 17, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP successfully represented the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in an action to enforce loan guarantees issued by two international companies in connection with a $150 million loan that had been extended to fund four wind energy projects in Brazil and Uruguay...

September 16, 2015

Super Lawyers 2015 has recognized 11 Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective practices. The annual rankings identify the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state based on the recommendations of peers and through independent evaluations...

September 11, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe founding partner Lee Richards was quoted in the Associated Press's article "The Justice Department is taking aim at Wall Street executives" after the DOJ unveiled new policies that will guide federal prosecutors in bringing more criminal cases against corporate executives for financial misdeeds... 

August 24, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Jahan Sharifi was interviewed by American Banker regarding the remarkable success and growth of Social Finance (SoFi), who recently obtained an equity investment of $1 billion...

August 14, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe Managing Partner Jennifer K. Grady was selected as one of Diversity Journal's "Women Worth Watching" for 2015. Each year, the publication awards this honor to 100 exemplary women in leadership positions across a range of industries in North America and Europe.

July 28, 2015

RK&O partner Jahan Sharifi was quoted in a Law360 article regarding a recent Treasury Department inquiry into the regulatory environment for online marketplace lenders. Many feel this is the latest indication...

July 21, 2015

The International Business Times spoke with RK&O associate Miriam Karam about the recent Greek bailout deal and the potential for further debt forgiveness.  The July 13 agreement between Greece and its European creditors...

July 6, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe founding partner Lee S. Richards III is a recipient of the 2015 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Second Circuit. This award is granted each year "to a lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication...

July 2015

RK&O associate recently joined the New York City Law Department’s Public Service Program, a private/public partnership with New York City's most prominent law firms. 

June 3, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe's growing marketplace lending practice was featured in Bloomberg BNA's article "Firm Adopts Novel Marketing For Growing FinTech." The publication interviewed partners Scott Budlong and Jahan Sharifi regarding the practice...

June 3, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP's Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense practices, along with eight individual attorneys, were recognized in The Legal 500 United States - 2015 Edition...

June 2, 2015

A discussion of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP and Wharton FinTech's recent marketplace lending survey appeared in multiple sources including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Real Estate Weekly, ThinkAdvisor, Crowdfund Insider, American Banker and The Hedge Fund Law Report.

May 20, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP ranked 89th on Law360's list of Top 100 Firms For Minority Attorneys. The publication surveyed nearly 300 firms...

May 19, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has again been recognized as a leading law firm in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA. The publication highlighted the firm’s accomplishments in the areas of securities regulation, general commercial litigation, white-collar litigation and corporate crime and investigations...

May 19, 2015

Law360 interviewed Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner David Daniels regarding the significance of the recent Supreme Court ruling that a Maryland tax violates the dormant Commerce Clause in their article "Lawyers React to High Court Limiting Md.'s Taxing Power"...

May 18, 2015

In a 5-4 decision today, the United States Supreme Court struck down the scheme by which Maryland taxes income earned across state lines. Like many other states, Maryland taxes out-of-state income earned by its resident. Unlike other states...

May 13, 2015

Lee Richards, partner of Richards Kibbe & Orbe, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article titled "Banks Rethink Common Sales Tricks." Mr. Richards commented on what Jesse Litvak's conviction could mean for traders. Mr. Litvak was sentenced to two years in prison...

May 12, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partners Paul Haskel and Andrew Martin discussed what the drop in oil prices could mean for distressed investors in International Business Times' article "Oil price crash: Black stuff 'could burn investors' after OPEC predicts decade below $100 a barrel"...

April 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partner David Daniels and associate Jamie Schafer were named to the 2014 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll for their respective contributions of 100 hours or more to indigent clients in need of legal representation...

April 27, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represents the Royal Bank of Scotland in the sale of multiple loan portfolios to Mizuho Financial Group.

April 9, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt was named one of Global Investigations Review's top 100 Women in Investigations. The publication featured 100 female lawyers, government prosecutors, barristers, forensic accountants and various in-house counsel...

April 1, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP successfully defended ICAP plc in proposed class action litigation over its alleged role in Yen LIBOR and EuroYen TIBOR rate manipulation. A New York federal judge dismissed ICAP plc saying the plaintiffs failed to allege...

March 30, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recently recognized as a leader in diversity programs by The New York Law Journal Diversity Initiative Project. This award recognizes our firm’s commitment to creating a diverse legal community and our sustained efforts...

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 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 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 successfully represented Valiant Capital Partners in connection with an investment in FirstCry, an infant care products e-tailer based in India...

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?" ...

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...

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 11 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' U.S. 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.

October 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe attorney Jamie A. Schafer recently represented a federal criminal fraud defendant through the pro bono counsel program with the Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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 individuals 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 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 perspectives on the Dealmaker Q&A series of five questions...

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 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...

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 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 attorney Shari Brandt, 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 and John Clark 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.

March 21, 2014

The Hedge Fund Law Report recently covered the Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP webinar "The Litvak Trial: Implications for Banks and Hedge Funds."

January 8, 2014

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP today announced that Jennifer Grady has been named managing partner of the Firm.   Grady succeeds Kenneth Werner who has served as managing partner for the past four years...

December 12, 2013

The New York Times Dealbook recently published an article about David B. Massey joining Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP as a partner. Mr. Massey joined the firm following a distinguished nine year career in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan.

December 12, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that David B. Massey, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner.

September 27, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe attorneys Lee S. Richards III,  Shari A. Brandt and Paul Devlin represented ICAP in a settlement with U.S. and U.K. regulators over its alleged role in Yen LIBOR rate manipulation...

September 18, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partner Scott Budlong was quoted in an article in The Wall Street Journal discussing the SEC’s recent short selling crackdown in which 23 investment firms were alleged to have violated Rule 105. Mr. Budlong noted that these actions show...

August 30, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys Thao Do, Scott Budlong, and Catherine Turgeon recently represented Greywolf Capital Management LP in its US private investment in public equity or “PIPE” transaction ...

August 13, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys Eric O’Meara and Catherine Turgeon helped Farallon Capital Management, one of two lead equity investors, consummate the formation and financing of a newly formed hotel and resort venture. The newly formed venture...

July 3, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was recognized as the Private Equity Funds Advisory Firm of the Year in the 2013 Acquisition International M&A Awards. The awards recognize leaders in their respective ...

June 4, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been recognized nationally and regionally as a leading law firm in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. The publication highlighted the firm’s accomplishments in the areas of securities ...

May 9, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys Bill Orbe represented a lead investor in a $150 million Series F round capital raise by Intrexon Corporation. The Series F preferred investment round brought the company’s total capital raised to $509 million...

May 1, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partner Kenneth E. Werner was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article titled “FATCA Treaties Held Up in U.S. Senate.” In the article, Mr. Werner discussed the delays facing the ratification of the Foreign ...

February 20, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partner Michael D. Mann was interviewed on the CBS Nightly News for a report titled “Trade Related to Heinz Sale ‘Highly Suspicious,’ Says SEC.” In the interview, Mr. Mann provided insight on the...

February 20, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys William Q. Orbe and Jonas L. Blank represented the lead investor in a $200 million round of equity financing of Pinterest, Inc.

February 5, 2013

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partner James Q. Walker recently addressed social media issues affecting fund managers in an online interview featured on Financier Worldwide.com.  Mr. Walker discussed key compliance...