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Richard M. Strassberg

Goodwin Procter LLP

New York, NY, USA

Rich Strassberg, co-chair of Goodwin Procter's Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense Group, chair of its White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, specializes in white collar criminal defense, SEC enforcement proceedings, FCPA compliance and investigations, corporate internal investigations, and complex business and financial litigation. Under Mr. Strassberg’s leadership, Law360 recognized the Goodwin Procter White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Practice as being one of the top five white collar practices in the United States.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Strassberg was the Chief of the Major Crimes Unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, responsible for supervising approximately 25 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the prosecution of white collar criminal cases.

Mr. Strassberg is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. He has twice been recognized by The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week” as a result of his securing extraordinary victories in some of the most closely followed white collar cases in the country, including the Rorech insider trading case, the Lane accounting fraud case and the KPMG criminal tax shelter case.

In 2014, Chambers USA again ranked Mr. Strassberg in Band One, being among the top 20 New York-based white collar defense lawyers. Clients noted that he displays “an incredible combination of intelligence and approachability, and has a knack for taking complicated issues and making them understandable.” Chambers also named Mr. Strassberg a “Recognized Practitioner” in the National: Trial Lawyers section. For several years he has been rated as being among the Top 100 lawyers in New York by New York Super Lawyers and is regularly included in The Best Lawyers in America and other surveys of the top white collar litigators in the country.

Mr. Strassberg is also recognized by his peers as being one of the finest white collar attorneys in the market, twice being cited in Law 360 by white collar partners at other firms as being the white collar lawyer that impressed them, or that they most feared to go up against in court.

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1988 (cum laude)
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1985 (with distinction)

Bar and Court Admissions

Mr. Strassberg is admitted to the New York State Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits and the Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


  • 1988 to 1990 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable Robert J. Ward

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