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.
He has briefed and handled cases in multiple federal and state courts of appeals, including writs of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. He has represented clients in cases concerning a wide range of substantive areas including employment disputes, privacy, civil rights, free speech, ERISA, and class actions. He regularly works on a variety of legal issues including arbitrability under the FAA and arbitration appeals, as well as conflicts of law and state law preemption questions.