Jenner & Block

Partner Rick Richmond Named American Lawyer “Litigator of the Week” for Leading Trial Team in $940 Million Trade Secrets Victory

The American Lawyer has named Jenner & Block Partner Rick Richmond its “Litigator of the Week” for his role in leading the team that won a $940 million jury verdict for client Epic Systems Corp. 

The article about Mr. Richmond noted that the verdict “may be the year’s biggest so far.  At $940 million, it’s also one of the largest ever in a trade secrets case.”  It explained that Jenner & Block’s involvement in the case goes back to October 2014, when Partners Nick G. Saros and Brent Caslin initially filed the suit.  In November 2015, the team won a partial summary judgment.  The jury trial concluded on April 15, 2016, with this historic victory.

Mr. Richmond is managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office.  Other members of the team included Julie Ann Shepard and Kelly M. Morrison; Associates AnnaMarie A. Van Hoesen, Andrew G. Sullivan and Mara Ludmer; Staff Attorney Rasheda D. Kilpatrick; paralegal Diana Vuong; executive assistant Evelyne Torres; and legal secretary Tracie A. McDaniel.  Additional contributions came from Associates Kate T. Spelman, Kathleen J. Covarrubias, Peter Goldschmidt and Max T. Selfridge; senior paralegal Christopher Ward; paralegals Charles Cheng and Robert Perrone; project assistant Julian Valenzuela; and legal secretary Alison Blackburn.

Please click here to learn more about the Epic case.