A partner in the Business Litigation Practice Group, Rick represents clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country and in arbitrations. He has substantial experience representing clients in connection with disputes involving breach of contract claims, fraud and fiduciary duty litigation, joint venture and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, insurance coverage disputes, and creditor’s rights issues. Rick has represented clients in a broad range of industries including technology, media, design and construction, finance, insurance, manufacturing and professional services.

Rick counsels and litigates for clients and handles all aspects of litigation, including developing and establishing pre-trial and trial strategy, engaging in dispositive motion practice, taking and defending critical depositions, coordinating responses to subpoenas, preparing and executing discovery, and engaging in discovery motion practice.   Rick advises clients on legal compliance, best-practices and pre-litigation avoidance strategy. He has assisted clients by establishing case resolution strategy, selecting and supervising local counsel, and approving pleadings and settlements.

Rick’s clients appreciate his skill set, attention to detail, and dedication to serving their needs. As a senior associate, Rick’s work earned him a reputation as a “go-to” attorney for many firm clients, and the strong relationships developed with those clients have carried into his work as a Shook partner.

Publications

Construction Contractors Should Assert Lien Rights Carefully, Law360, April 27, 2020 (with Poston Pritchett).