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Richard A. Edlin

Greenberg Traurig LLP
Chair, New York Litigation Department
New York, NY, USA


Richard Edlin is an accomplished trial lawyer. He has broad experience in both trial and appellate courts including the United States Supreme Court. He has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts all over the country and has handled arbitrations both in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Edlin handles a wide variety of litigation and routinely acts for companies and their management in areas such as securities, general commercial, contractual disputes, antitrust and intellectual property. He is currently handling major matters for leading financial institutions arising out of the economic downturn and real estate collapse, for leading pharmaceutical companies involved in contract disputes, antitrust investigations and intellectual property matters and for significant individuals involved in various commercial disputes.

Mr. Edlin has been recognized and selected as a leading litigator by numerous professional publications, including Chambers & Partners USA Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Lawdragon and Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Edlin is a frequent lecturer on litigation strategy and is the author of Courtroom Strategies for Litigation Success.

Mr. Edlin is a member of the Board of Governors of Hackensack University Medical Center, where he serves on the finance committee; a trustee of The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; a member of the Economic Club of New York; a fellow of the Litigation Council of America and a trustee of New Jersey SEEDS, among other professional and community activities.

Mr. Edlin received his B.A. degree from Tufts University, magna cum laude in history, was a varsity athlete and the winner of the New Jersey Rhodes Scholarship competition. He received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Notes editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Following his graduation, Mr. Edlin served as law clerk to Hon. Lee P. Gagliardi of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Awards and Recognition

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2005-2013
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2012
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2011
  • Listed, Who's Who in American Law
  • Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

Key Clients

  • JP Morgan Chase
  • NYSE Euronext
  • LG Electronics
  • Kumho Asiana
  • Eagle Pharmaceuticals
  • Paddock Laboratories
  • Par Pharmaceuticals
  • Time, Inc.
  • SPI Spirits, Ltd.
  • Walden Media
  • Fairway Operating Group
  • Daniel Cremieux, Ltd.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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