Richard A. Bodnar Associate

New YorkNew Jersey
T 973.422.6476 | F 973.422.6477

Rich Bodnar is a securities and commercial litigator representing a variety of clients in federal and state court cases. Rich has a particular focus on investor rights and the use of litigation to recover and protect investors capital. He has represented hedge funds, private equity funds, institutions, and individuals, in securities fraud cases against corporations, auditors, underwriters, directors and officers. Rich believes that owners and investors’ rights are critical to the functioning, relevance, and purpose of the capital markets.

As a securities litigator, Rich has broad experience representing clients in cases 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. Rich 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 also provides counsel to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in New Jersey on a pro bono basis.

Rich is a frequent contributor to the firm’s Appraisal Rights Litigation Blog, which covers investors use of appraisal rights to enhance merger consideration, and the firm’s Global Capital Markets Blog, which concerns litigation touching on the global capital markets, including bond litigation and international arbitration.

Representative Engagements

Won $475 million arbitration award on behalf of Chinese insurer in international arbitration venued in Hong Kong relating to $5 billion cross-border M&A transaction.
Representing plaintiff investors in securities fraud case against auditing firm and foreign affiliate.
Representing plaintiff investors in securities fraud case against leading South American oil company.
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NY Court Freezes Chinese Company Assets in Fight with GE Over Arbitration Award
Global Capital Markets Litigation Client Alert, December 9, 2015
Amiad Kushner - 康国永, Richard Bodnar
Fallout From Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Continues
Global Capital Markets Litigation Client Alert, October 2015
Richard Bodnar, Amiad Kushner - 康国永
SEC Targets Massive EB-5 Fraud Schemes That Victimize Chinese Investors
Global Capital Markets Litigation Alert, September 3, 2015
Amiad Kushner - 康国永, Richard Bodnar
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Related Areas

Global Capital Markets Litigation
Securities Litigation


Harvard Law School ( J.D. , 2011 ) , cum laude
Syracuse University ( B.A. , 2008 ) , summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Federal District Court of New Jersey