Richard Cipolla

Associate, Boston

Richard has represented numerous institutional and individual clients on a wide range of complex civil litigation, regulatory enforcement, and white-collar defense matters. Leveraging a background in technology and big data analytics, Richard seeks efficient and effective solutions when representing his clients.

Richard’s representations include:

  • Represented foreign financial institutions in defending multi-billion dollar clawback actions related to the bankruptcy of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities before federal bankruptcy, district, and appellate courts.
  • Represented financial institutions in connection with domestic and foreign government investigations and related civil litigation involving financial benchmarks, including LIBOR and ISDAFIX.
  • Achieved favorable settlement for a fashion label in licensing dispute with supplier.
  • Argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as part of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Federal Appellate Clinic.
  • Drafter of amicus brief to Supreme Court in Kokesh v SEC on behalf of organization representing the private investment industry.
  • Conducted internal investigation on behalf of technology company facing an SEC inquiry, favorably resolving the matter without government action.
  • Advised one of Canada’s largest software companies in connection with a data breach.
  • Represented multi-national supplier in large multidistrict litigation and other proceedings arising from the “Dieselgate” scandal Defended freight forwarding company in antitrust class action suit.
  • Advised registered investment advisor regarding remediation following SEC OCIE examination.
  • Drafted brief for pro bono client’s criminal appeal in state court.
  • Northwestern University School of Law J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Northwestern Law Review 2016
  • Boston University B.A. in Economics, B.A. in Philosophy 2011
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court: Eastern District of New York
  • Hon. Victor Marrero U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York