Brune & Richard LLP, New York
Hillary Richard has been handling major commercial and securities disputes in federal and state courts across the country and in arbitrations. She has been recognized as one of Manhattan’s top lawyers in business litigation and securities litigation by Superlawyers. Ms. Richard is known as a fierce litigator and forceful advocate who does what it takes to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She also regularly advises clients on business and strategic decisions in an effort to resolve disputes short of litigation. Ms. Richard is particularly skilled at representing financial institutions in complex financing matters. Her clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, commercial banks, investment firms and broker-dealers. Ms. Richard’s cases have included securities fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret, and successor liability claims. Ms. Richard’s recent successes include winning the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar breach of contract action against a collateral manager on a summary judgment motion; obtaining the dismissal of a $200 million securities fraud case against a hedge fund; securing a $1.3 million judgment against a defaulting issuer on behalf of an investment fund; successfully defending an investment bank in a $55 million fraud claim; and successfully defending a hedge fund in a multi-million dollar breach of contract action. Ms. Richard has also successfully represented individuals and institutions in regulatory and administrative proceedings. In addition, through her representation of clients in RICO actions, Ms. Richard has developed an expertise in the civil and criminal RICO and forfeiture statutes. Prior to founding Brune & Richard in 1998, Ms. Richard was a partner at Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, P.C. In 1998, Ms. Richard received the 1998 Women of Power and Influence Award from the National Organization for Women, New York City. In 2001, she was profiled in New York Magazine as one of New York City’s top young lawyers. From 2004-2007, Ms. Richard served as the Associate Justice for the Village of Saltaire. Ms. Richard regularly teaches trial techniques at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and has lectured at the Practicing Law Institute. In addition, she has lectured widely on issues pertaining to civil and criminal law and has provided legal commentary on television on a variety of legal issues. Ms. Richard graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988 with honors. She received the C. Clyde Ferguson Fellowship in Human Rights in 1986. She graduated from Fordham University, College at Lincoln Center, summa cum laude in 1985.