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Richard draws upon over 30 years of experience to craft litigation strategies for complex insurance and commercial disputes. A strong advocate for policyholders, he focuses his practice on recovering insurance benefits for his clients from reluctant insurance companies, including securing payouts for professional athletes arising out of disability, loss-of-value and workers’ compensation insurance policies as well as event cancellation and production policies issued to production companies in the movie and music industries. He has represented both individual and institutional policyholders across the country in complex business disputes with insurers, and in that capacity, he has successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars of defense and indemnity payments for clients under a variety of insurance lines.


  • Finalist, 2017 Los Angeles Entertainment and Sports Law Attorney of the Year Award, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015

Notable Quotes

  • 13 November 2017 "How Student Athlete Insurance Protects Financial Futures" OppLoans
  • 6 February 2017 "Entertainment Law Roundtable, What Media, Sports and Gaming Professionals Need to Know" The Los Angeles Business Journal
  • 27 February 2016 "Mike Tanier’s Combine Notebook: Brandon Doughty Climbs the Board" Insurance and Reassurance
  • 22 February 2016 "Teeming with Sports” The Los Angeles Business Journal


  • Southwestern Law School, 1984, J.D.
  • College of the Holy Cross, 1981, B.A.

  • Kalifornien

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts