Richard H. Epstein

Richard H. Epstein


Richard H. Epstein is Deputy Managing Partner of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department, which received Benchmark Litigation's award for "New Jersey Litigation Department of the Year" in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and was named the New Jersey Law Journal's "2016 General Litigation Department of the Year Winner, Midsized Firm." He is lead counsel to Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions in litigation involving complex commercial issues, including business tort and lender liability. He regularly appears in federal and state courts in various jurisdictions. 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. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2014 (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance) published by Woodward/White; Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys since 2016 published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC; and New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2014 (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
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2017

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Rankings & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®* 2014-2019, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance  

Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys ®* 2016-2019

New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2014-2019, 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