Rich is an experienced securities and commercial litigator with a particular focus on investor rights and the use of litigation to recover and protect investors' capital. He has successfully represented hedge funds, private equity funds, institutions, and individuals in securities fraud cases against corporations, auditors, underwriters, directors, and officers. Rich's clients appreciate his dedication to securities litigation, which is driven by the legal philosophy that owners' and investors' rights are critical to the functioning, relevance, and purpose of the capital markets.
In federal and state court cases, Rich has represented clients in disputes involving the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws, including control person claims against officers and directors as well as claims against related entities such as auditors. He also has experience representing clients in complex commercial cases involving contract disputes, failed merger agreements, earn-outs, financing vehicles, and environmental matters. In addition to securities and complex commercial litigation, Rich advises the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in New Jersey on a pro bono basis.
Rich frequently shares his legal insights as a contributor to Lowenstein Sandler's Appraisal Rights Litigation blog, which covers investors' use of appraisal rights to enhance merger consideration, and its Capital Markets Litigation blog, which concerns litigation in the global capital markets, including bond litigation and international arbitration.