Jenner & Block

Rick Richmond is a commercial litigator and a founding partner of Jenner & Block’s Los Angeles office.  He represents clients in matters ranging from misappropriation of trade secrets and other forms of intellectual property infringement to commercial cases of all kinds, including breach of contract, fraud, and class actions.  His extensive experience as a trial and appellate lawyer includes representing clients in state and federal courts, in federal and local administrative proceedings, and before arbitration panels, which has led to his listing on the roster of commercial arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.  Mr. Richmond has tried 30 cases and argued nearly 20 appeals.  He also counsels clients with respect to compliance issues in an increasingly complex legal environment.

Mr. Richmond has received numerous national, statewide and local recognitions:

  • National
    • "Litigator of the Week" - The American Lawyer
    • "Winning Litigator" - The National Law Journal
    • "Legal Lion," Law360
    • “Intellectual Property Trailblazer" - The National Law Journal
    • "MVP" (Technology) - Law360
    • "Top 100 Verdicts of 2016" (#5) - Verdict Search
    • “Client Service All-Star”- BTI Consulting (twice)
  • California
    • “Attorney of the Year” - California Lawyer (twice)
    • "Top 100 Lawyer" - Daily Journal (three times)
    • "Top IP Lawyer" - Daily Journal (twice)
    • “Top Verdicts” - Daily Journal
  • Los Angeles
    • "Leader in Law" - Los Angeles Business Journal
    • "Top Litigator & Trial Lawyer" - Los Angeles Business Journal
    • "Outstanding Lawyer" - J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Los Angeles chapter)
    • "Southern California Super Lawyer" every year since 2005

Among his many trial victories, Mr. Richmond won what is believed to be the largest verdict ($940 million) of any kind in Wisconsin, which is also one of the largest trade secret verdicts in US history.

Mr. Richmond is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation and Class Action Practices.  He served as the managing partner of the Los Angeles office, from the day of its founding, for nearly 10 years.  Previously, Mr. Richmond served as an appellate lawyer in the US Department of Justice’s Civil Division and was a US Court of Appeals law clerk.

Mr. Richmond is active in the community, currently or previously serving as chair of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Los Angeles chapter), president of the George Washington Law Alumni Association, founding chair of the Los Angeles Eagle Scout Association, and secretary of the California Club.  He has also served as chair of the Mormon Studies Council of the Claremont Graduate University, a director for the Los Angeles Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Chancery Club.  He currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, the Advisory Board of the George Washington University Law School, and the Advisory Board of The Federalist Society (Los Angeles chapter).