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Richard is partner and vice chair of the firm's Business Litigation practice group, and a partner in the Construction and International practice groups. He also sits on the firm's International and Legal Project Management steering committees.

Richard is a trial lawyer, commercial litigator, arbitration practitioner and business/risk counselor with more than 30 years' experience practicing law on an international platform.

Richard focuses his practice on the trial and hearing of civil cases. He has particular experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in large-exposure cases where coordination of multiple venues is involved and preliminary relief is sought.

Ethics authorities in New York and Georgia recently issued opposing opinions on whether lawyers can represent clients in navigating what Justice Clarence Thomas last month called the “half-in, half-out regime” related to both recreational and medical marijuana, “a contradictory and unstable state of affairs” that “conceals traps for the unwary.” The issue, which we have