Richard H. Epstein is Deputy Managing Partner of Sills Cummis & Gross and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department, which received the Benchmark Litigation award for “New Jersey Firm of the Year” for six consecutive years (2017-2022), and was named the New Jersey Law Journal 2020 General Litigation Department of the Year, Midsize,” “2019 General Litigation Department of the Year, Midsize” and “2016 General Litigation Department of the Year, Midsize.” See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 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 Best Lawyers; Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys since 2016 published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC; the 2022 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers (Business Litigation; General Litigation) published by Thompson Reuters; and New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2014-2021 (Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense) published by Thompson Reuters. See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Practices

  • Litigation
  • Banking and Finance Litigation
  • Estate Litigation

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2014-2023, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* 2016-2022
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2014-2021, Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®* 2022, Business Litigation; General Litigation

* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Affiliations

  • 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


Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Brandeis University, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York