Richard joins JW Michaels after practicing executive search for more than a decade, partnering closely with leading New York and national law firms in their targeted and strategic growth efforts. As a former Partner for more than eight years with two AmLaw 100 Firms, Richard brings a unique personal perspective of trust and understanding to candidates contemplating a lateral move.
Richard’s knowledge of the goals and motivations of both clients and prospective candidates helps to streamline the process for all parties involved, and ensures that communications with senior (law firm) management and candidates are discrete, detailed, and handled in an expeditious manner. His broad law firm knowledge and practice area strength ensures that law firm Partner candidates are guided responsibly as they contemplate a lateral move. For both clients and candidates, he has successfully completed Partner placements across a wide range of practice areas, including intellectual-property litigation, M&A, tax, private equity and real estate.
Before entering the executive legal search profession, Richard was a commercial real estate Partner with both Bryan Cave and Dorsey & Whitney. He began his legal career at Skadden Arps after receiving a joint J.D. and M.S.J. in Law and Journalism from Columbia University. He received his A.B. in Government, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College.