rheppner@reedsmith.com

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Richard is a senior associate and a member of the firm's Appellate Group. He joined the firm in 2011 immediately after having served as a Law Clerk for Judge Thomas Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and for Judge Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Credentials

  • Harvard Law School, 2008, J.D., cum laude, Notes & Comments Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology; Teaching Fellow for Constitutional History course with Professor Morton Horwitz
  • Tufts University, 2003, Ph.D., English Literature, Dissertation: "Dominance and Dissolution: Discourses of Subjectivity in British Modernist Literature"
  • Tufts University, 1996, M.A., English Literature
  • Kenyon College, 1995, B.A., English, magna cum laude; with honors

  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts

  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • State Supreme Court - Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit

  • Honorable Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit

  • French
  • Spanish