Richard H. Epstein

Richard H. Epstein


Richard H. Epstein is General Counsel of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department, which was named the "2016 General Litigation Department of the Year Winner, Midsized Firm" by the New Jersey Law Journal. He represents Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions in litigation involving complex commercial issues, including business tort and lender liability, in federal and state courts. Mr. Epstein also counsels the Firm and clients on legal ethics issues. Mr. Epstein was previously associated with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he was a senior litigation associate focusing on complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Epstein is a member of the Firm's Management Committee as well as the Firm's Litigation Committee.  Mr. Epstein has been selected for inclusion in the 2014-2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance) published by Woodward/White; the 2016-2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC; and the 2014-2016 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers (Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense) published by Thompson Reuters.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1999
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2015
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2011

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Rankings & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®* 2014-2017, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance  
Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* 2016-2017
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2014-2016, Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense

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Professional Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New Jersey Bar Association
Chair, Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum 2014, 2015 and 2016

Community Affiliations

Former Member of the Board of Trustees, Child’s Way Jewish Montessori School
Past President and Member of the Board of Trustees, Congregation Shomrei Emunah