Richards Kibbe & Orbe


Head Office Address:
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
United States

+1 212 530 1800

+1 212 530 1801

With a deep bench of veteran litigators, Richards Kibbe & Orbe is one of the nation’s premier practices for clients facing unusually challenging, highstakes legal disputes. For the last 30 years, we have been at the forefront of emerging legal issues and investment activities, helping our clients achieve their most important goals. As previously reported to Benchmark Litigation, “Richards Kibbe should have been on your list a long time ago. They have excellent people, and litigation is a specialty.”

The sophistication, intelligence and intensity that made RK&O a global leader in complex financial transactions and compliance issues have also driven our success in representing institutional clients and individuals confronting government investigations, securities law violations and business disputes. With a long record of achieving positive outcomes for clients, the financial and business community trusts RK&O to navigate the most difficult legal issues while maintaining a commitment to absolute discretion.

RK&O represents some of the world’s largest investment banks, financial institutions, public corporations and hedge funds – including eight of the top 10 global investment banks, four of the 10 largest private equity funds, and 30 of the top 100 hedge funds by assets under management. In addition to representing financial institutions and corporate leaders in complex business transactions and disputes, RK&O works on behalf of institutions, executives and corporate board members facing government investigations, white collar litigation and other high-stakes legal issues.

Before joining RK&O, our partners gained experience leading financial institutions and public companies or working at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice and other government agencies. As a result, our attorneys have been involved in every aspect of corporate law, civil litigation and government investigations, making them uniquely qualified to navigate the most difficult issues facing the financial industry and business leaders.

The proof of our success lies not only in the institutions and individuals we represent, but in the fact that many clients turn to RK&O time and time again when facing complex legal situations. No other mid-sized firm has RK&O’s experience, reputation and caliber of clients. Our attorneys are recognized as being among the most qualified legal practitioners in the financial services sector, both in the US and around the globe.

Civil Litigation

  • Antitrust 
  • Appellate litigation 
  • Creditors’ rights & inter-creditor disputes
  • Business & commercial disputes 
  • Class action & multidistrict litigation 
  • Commercial litigation funding 
  • Complex financial products 
  • Legal ethics & malpractice defense 
  • Securities & shareholder suits 

Regulation & Compliance

  • Board & director advisory group 
  • Operational advice 
  • Private fund advisors 
  • Regulatory risk evaluation 
  • Securities regulation advice & training 
  • Trading/ethical policies & compliance 

Investigations & Enforcement

  • Anti-corruption & the FCPA 
  • Anti-money laundering & economic sanctions 
  • Commodities trading 
  • Cryptocurrency & blockchain technology 
  • Financial & accounting fraud 
  • Securities trading & market manipulation 
  • Tax investigations 
  • White collar criminal defense

Last Updated September 2020