Civil Litigation

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"Richards Kibbe should have been on your list a long time ago. They have excellent people, and litigation is a specialty.” - Benchmark Litigation

RK&O's Civil Litigation group maintains one of the nation’s premier practices for clients facing unusually challenging, high-stakes legal disputes.

We are seasoned and aggressive trial lawyers and thoughtful legal and business counselors. Our clients have entrusted us on a wide range of complex matters, with an emphasis on antitrust, RICO, securities, corporate governance, competition, and creditors’ and shareholders’ rights. Our engagements regularly require us to appear in federal, state, bankruptcy and appellate courts throughout the United States.

Consistent with the firm’s prominence in the financial services industry, our clients—such as Black Diamond, Morgan Stanley and ICAP (n/k/a NEX plc)—include commercial banks, investment banks, hedge funds, investment advisors, broker-dealers and insurance companies.

We frequently work with our nationally recognized regulatory and criminal practice groups to formulate and advise on litigation strategy in the context of parallel proceedings in ways our peers cannot.

The deep experience of our litigators—coupled with the broader capabilities of the firm—gives us an unusual ability to assess litigation and business risk. We evaluate potential litigation risks associated with investments or other business decisions, in order to minimize or avoid the prospect of future legal disputes altogether, and advise on litigation and distressed arbitrage positions and opportunities.