Practice Focus - Civil Litigation
In more than 15 years in the public sector, including serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Richard represented government agencies in a wide variety of civil litigation and administrative matters. As an attorney in private practice, he now uses the skills and knowledge obtained in government service to represent clients in civil litigation, employment, and business matters.
Government Litigation/Construction Law
He regularly represents clients who have disputes with and claims against federal and state agencies. As Head of Litigation for MWRA, he was responsible for all lawsuits, construction claims, and bid disputes arising out of the multi-billion dollar Boston Harbor Project, an experience that was augmented by his service as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a member of the Central Artery Cost Recovery Team.
Health Care Litigation/Government Fraud Investigations
Richard represents individuals, businesses, and health care providers in fraud investigations, hospital peer reviews, physician discipline, professional licensing, and credentialing matters. He represents physicians before the Board of Registration in Medicine and represents hospitals and health care providers in an array of professional, regulatory, commercial, employment, and business disputes.
Higher Education/Research Misconduct
Richard has a national practice representing faculty and scientists in confidential research misconduct and academic discipline proceedings, including matters before the federal Office of Research Integrity and university disciplinary and investigation committees.
Election Law/Campaign Finance
He also advises clients on Massachusetts campaign finance, ethics, conflict of interest, election and lobbying laws, having served as Legal Counsel and Treasurer on several Massachusetts ballot question campaigns.