Riley has significant experience in all phases of litigation, through appeal, and has tried matters to verdict at trial. She has litigated breach of contract and fiduciary duty, product liability, securities, insurance coverage and employment matters. Riley has had a wide range of clients including banks, private equity funds, major insurers, manufacturing and service companies, and individuals.

Riley has managed complex discovery and briefing schedules, taken and defended depositions, and successfully argued motions in federal and state court. As a former banking and insurance regulator, she has also conducted government investigations and enforcement actions as well as drafted financial regulation and policy reports.

Riley’s recent work includes:
  • obtaining a preliminary injunction constraining a former marketing consultant from using a real estate company’s proprietary information;
  • representing an insurance company in a coverage action related to asbestos exposure during the building of the World Trade Center;
  • a breach of contract action on behalf of a tax consulting firm client; and
  • an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court on behalf of an insurance company.

Prior to joining the firm, Riley was a litigator at the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a policy adviser with the New York State Department of Financial Services, where she handled banking and insurance industry investigations.