Richard A. Bodnar Associate

New York
T 973.422.6476 | F 973.422.6477

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 Global Capital Markets Blog, which concerns litigation in 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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Supreme Court to Hear Critical Issue of Time Limits on Investor Rights
Securities Litigation Client Alert, January 31, 2017
Lawrence Rolnick, Michael Hampson, Richard Bodnar
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
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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
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey