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Hillary Richard

Brune & Richard LLP

New York, NY, USA


For more than 20 years, Hillary Richard has been handling major commercial and securities disputes in federal and state courts across the country and in arbitrations. She has been recognized as one of Manhattan's top lawyers in business litigation and securities litigation by Super Lawyers. Ms. Richard is Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rated Preeminent and was named in the 2012 Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law as an outstanding practitioner in Litigation.

Ms. Richard is known as a fierce litigator and forceful advocate who does what it takes to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Federal judges have stated that Ms. Richard produces "first-rate work," provides "extraordinarily strong legal representation," and is "tenacious, well-organized, and skillful counsel."  Ms. Richard also regularly advises clients on business and strategic decisions in an effort to resolve disputes short of litigation. Ms. Richard is particularly skilled at representing financial institutions in complex financing matters. Her clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, commercial banks, investment firms, broker-dealers and insurance companies. Ms. Richard's cases have included securities fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret and successor liability claims. She practices in federal and state court across the country and before the SEC, FINRA, and other tribunals.

In 1998, Ms. Richard received the 1998 Women of Power and Influence Award from the National Organization for Women, New York City. In 2001, she was profiled in New York Magazine as one of New York City's top young lawyers. From 2004-2007, Ms. Richard served as the Associate Justice for the Village of Saltaire. From 2007-2011, Ms. Richard served as a Trustee of the Village of Saltaire. Ms. Richard is on the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Ms. Richard graduated from Fordham University, summa cum laude, and from Harvard Law School cum laude.

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