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Steven M. Richman

Resident Member
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210 Carnegie Center
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Princeton, NJ 08540

New York

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New York, NY 10022
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Education
J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law, New York City, New York, 1980, Member, Order of the Coif; Semi-finalist, NYU Annual Moot Court Competition 1979-80; Member, Annual Survey of American Law
B.A., summa cum laude, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1977, Junior/Senior Scholar (Pol. Science, Economics); Sigma Pi (Drew Honor Society prior to Phi Beta Kappa Chapter); Senior Honors Thesis (The New International Economic Order); Semesters in London, Washington, D.C., United Nations; Internship, Congressional Budget Office; Student Government Association President
State Bar Licenses
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
New York
California
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of New York
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of New York
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of New York
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of New York
U.S. District Ct., District of New Jersey
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
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Steven M. Richman

Resident Member

Steven M. Richman practices in the areas of domestic and international commercial law, including mediation, litigation and arbitration, and appellate work, including distributorships, intellectual property, agency, art and photography law, professional responsibility and contracts. 

Steven is president of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's International Law Committee.   In addition, Steven is a member of the editorial board of The New Jersey Law Journal. 

Within the American Bar Association, Steven is vice-chair of the ABA's Section of International Law, and serves in the ABA House of Delegates.  He co-chairs the Section's Professional Ethics Committee.  Within the International Bar Association, he chairs the IBA's Multidisciplinary Practice Committee, serves on the Bar Issues Commission Policy Committee, and on the advisory council to the IBA's Section on Public and Professional Interest division. 

Steven is a published author including the recent ABA Photography Law Handbook, in addition to numerous articles. He is a frequent CLE lecturer both in this country and around the world.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and California, he is a 1980 graduate of New York University Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and a graduate of Drew University. 

Honors, Awards and Teaching Positions

  • Supreme Court Appointee, Special Ethics Committee, 2014-
  • Represented American Bar Association at Kosovo Rule of Law Day, January 2012
  • Counselor of Justice, American International Commercial Arbitration Court, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Best CLE Program, ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, April 2008
  • Listing, Best Lawyers in America (International Trade and Finance Law, Princeton, NJ)
  • Listing, “Superlawyers,” New Jersey (business litigation)
  • Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Professional Rules and Responsibility
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Services Award, 2000 (for spearheading adoption of Continuity of Contract legislation, signed into law May 2000)
  • Outstanding Subcommittee Chair, 2001, 2002, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Outstanding Newsletter Editor, 2003, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Adjunct Professor, International Business Law, General Business Law, The College of New Jersey, Spring 2000-2006
  • Lecturer, Global Business Institute, Mercer County Community College, Winter 2000, Spring 2001
  • 2006 Plainsboro Community Artist of the Year

Professional and Bar Activities

  • Member, Editorial Board, New Jersey Law Journal
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, ABA House of Delegates, 2006-present
  • Member, ABA House of Delegates Resolution Impact Committee, 2011-2014
  • Member, ABA House of Delegates Committee on Issues of Concern to the Profession, 2014- present
  • Member, ABA Center for Human Rights Advisory Committee, 2007-2009; 2013-2014
  • Member, ABA Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) Board, 2010, 2014- present; Special Advisor, 2011-2014
  • Chair of ABA Section Officers Conference (SOC)/ABA Committee on Professional Responsibility, 2013-2016
  • ABA Liaison to Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee, Asset Freezing Order Uniform Law, 2011-2013
  • ABA Liaison to Uniform Law Commission Harmonization of Judgments Project relating to Canada, United States and Caribbean Nations

International Law Section:

  • Chair-Elect
  • Leadership of International Law Section: Have held following positions: Co-Chair, International Litigation Committee) (co-authored report and recommendation proposing endorsement of Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements); Vice-Chair, Latin America and Caribbean Committee); Steering Committee, Art and Cultural Heritage Committee); Vice-Chair, International Organizations Committee     
  • Liaison to New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, SIL Outsourcing Task Force, 2008-2011

Litigation Section:

  • Former Member of Leadership of Litigation Section (Task Force on the Judiciary), 2004
  • Former editor, Trial Committee Newsletter (outstanding newsletter editor award), 2002-2005
  • Chair, Law and Literature Subcommittee of the Trial and Pre-Trial Practice Committees (commencing about 2000 through 2004)
  •  Member, Editorial Board, Appellate Practice Committee (2008-present)
  •  Liaison to International Law Section on behalf of International Litigation Committee (2005)

New Jersey State Bar Association

  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Professional Responsibility Rules Committee, (2010- present)
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Professional Responsibility Rules Committee (2010- 2016)
  • Former Member, NJSBA Board of Trustees, 2001-2007, 2015-2016
  • Former Co-Chair, Judicial Administration Committee, 2005-2007
  • Member, Amicus Committee, 2005-2007
  • Former Member, Editorial Board, The New Jersey Lawyer (newspaper)
  • Former Member (and Former Chair), Editorial Board, The New Jersey Lawyer (magazine)
  • Former Chair, International Law and Organizations Section
  • Former Chair, Antitrust Committee

New Jersey State Bar Foundation

  • President and member, Board of Trustees, 2015-2016
  • Chair, Editorial Board, Legal Eagle (New Jersey Bar Foundation newspaper for students)
  • Co-Author, Plagiarism Brochure

Lawyers Advisory Committee for the Federal Court (District of New Jersey)

  • Member of committee that meets with Federal judiciary in New Jersey and advises on local rules.

International Bar Association

Leadership:

  • Chair, Multidisciplinary Committee, 2014-present
  • Member, Advisory Council to Section of Public and Professional Interest (SPPI), 2014-present
  • Co-Chair, International Sales and Contracts Committee, 2012-2013,  Former Newsletter Editor
  • Co-Chair, Professional Ethics Committee, 2013-present, Former Newsletter Editor
  • Member, Bar Issues Commission Policy Committee (including task force on Colombia legal reform bill project)

Special Projects:

  • Working Group on Colombia Bar Reform project through IBA, 2012
  • Outsourcing Project for BIC website
  • Speaker, various Professional Ethics Committee outreaches
  • Work on IBA Social Media guidelines

International Bar Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, September 2016

  • Moderator, “The ABA Futures Report and the Current Legal Terrain in the US” - Hosted by the American Bar Association
  • Bar Issues Chairman, “Barbarians at the Gate: The Attack on Professionalism” – Presented by The Bar Issues Commission, the Forum for Barristers and Advocates, the Judges’ Forum, the Professional Ethics Committee and the Young Lawyers’ Committee
  • Session Chair, “Over the Counter or Underground: Emerging and New Models for Legal Services” – Presented by the Alternative Business Structures Committee, the Law Firm Management Committee and the Professional Ethics Committee
  • Chair, “Alternative Business Structures”

Appointments

  • New Jersey District Export Council (United States Secretary of Commerce appointment; currently member of executive committee), 2006-
  • National District Export Council Steering Committee, 2013-present
  • New Jersey State Museum (Board of Trustees; President), 2005-2015

Other Public Service

  • Founding Member and Chairman of Board of Directors, Canadian- American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, 1999-2012
  • Member, Global Business Initiative Advisory Board (Global Business Alliance), The College of New Jersey, 2003-2005
  • Public Defender, Plainsboro, 1993-95
  • Planning Board Member, Plainsboro, NJ, 1990-1992
  • Planning Board Member, East Windsor, NJ 1984-85

Legal Publications: 

I. Books

  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Boilerplate (working title)(in progress), James Publishing
  • ABA Legal Guide to Photography Law (August 2014)
  • A Practitioner's Guide to Appellate Advocacy, ABA Books (contributing author, Chapter 14 on the record and appendix)
  • New Jersey Federal Civil Practice, New Jersey Law Journal Books, 2014 (contributing author, Chapter 18, choice of law)
  • Contributing author, “Art Law,” in “United States” section of Ulmer, Media, Advertising, & Entertainment Law Throughout the World (Thomson West 2008)
  • Co-Author, New Jersey Foreclosure and Repossession (National Business Institute: 1999)
  • Co-Author, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (National Business Institute: 1997)
  • Co-Author, Successful Collection of Judgments (National Business Institute: 1998 and 1999)
  • Co-Author, Collection Law in New Jersey (Lorman Education Services: 1998 and 1999)
  • Editor and contributing author, 2006 International Law Review, (NJ ICLE 2006)(“Selected Issues in International Litigation”)

II. Articles

Arbitration

  • “Trends in International Arbitration,” paper submitted with panel for ABA International Law Section program titled Arbitration Roundtable: Japanese Perspectives and Practice, New York, April 2014
  • “Internet Abuses: Effective Strategies for Dealing with Them,” paper submitted with panel in Toronto, conducted by Ontario Bar Association and New York State Bar Association, March 2014 (discussing enforcement of interim relief, inter alia, including arbitration)
  • Chapter on Arbitration clauses in Boilerplate book referenced above
  • "Between Scylla and Charybdis: Settlement Offers and the Arbitration Process," New Jersey Lawyer (April 2011)

Federal Civil Practice

  • Co-Author, “An Overview of Enforcement of Foreign Orders and Judgments in American Courts,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, (February 2010)
  • Author, “Removal and the Amount in Controversy,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (February 2004)
  • Special Editor, "Law and the Internet" issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (August 1999; contributing author on article on legal research on the internet)

International

  • “International Law for Solo Practitioners and Small Firms,” The Legal Intelligencer (April 2017)
  • “Licensed Legal Technicians: The Future is Here,” IBA Multidisciplinary Practices Committee and Professional Ethics Committee Newsletter (October 2015)
  • "Magna Carta - Its Essence and Effect on International Law,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (June 2015)
  • "Automation Systems and Product Liability: Best Practices," Law360, January 25, 2013
  • “CISG, Choice of Law and Disclaimer,” IBA International Sales Committee Newsletter (October 2013)
  • International Contracts: What Practitioners Need to Know, Contracts issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (December 2012)
  • The Seven 'Ps' Of International Contracts, Law360 (May 25, 2010)
  • Special Editor, International Law issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (August 2006); contributing author, article on enforcement of foreign judgments
  • “Recent Developments in Forum Non Conveniens,” Union Internationale des Avocats Commission Newsletter (2006)
  • Contributor, The 2nd Annual Emerging Issues in Cross-Border Commercial Litigation Seminar (Hamilton Law Society 2006)(article on selected issues in international litigation)
  • “Anti-suit Injunctions,” International Litigation News Newsletter, International Bar Association (September 2004)
  • Special Editor, Intellectual Property Law issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (October 2003); contributing author, "Shades of Gray: Current Legal Issues Regarding Parallel Imports"
  • Co-Author, International Law and Transactions (NJ ICLE 2000)(chapter entitled "Introduction to International Contract Issues")
  • Co-Author, Introduction to Private International Law: Representing Your Client in the Global Marketplace (NJ ICLE 1998)(chapters on international insolvency and NAFTA)
  • Editor, Special International Law issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (January/February 1998; contributing author on article on NAFTA and trade regulation)
  • "Recent Developments Regarding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods," 12 New Jersey International Lawyer, Number 2 (June 1999)
  • Casenote, "Fifth Circuit Renders Split Decision in Vacating Default Judgment against United Arab Emirates," 26 International Law News 19 (No. 1, 1997)
  • "Severest Consequences," New Jersey International Lawyer, Vol. XI, No. 4 (1998)
  • "Recent Developments in Application of Comity Principles," New Jersey International Law and Organizations Section Newsletter, Vol. X, No. 2 (1997)
  • Note, "Fidelity Partners, Inc. v. Philippine Export and Foreign Loan Guarantee Corporation," New Jersey International Law and Organizations Section Newsletter Vol. IX, No. 3 (1996)
  • "Graying of America: Parallel Distribution and Copyright," New Jersey International Law and Organizations Section Newsletter Vol. IX, No. 2 (1996)
  • "Determining Status Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act," New Jersey International Law and Organizations Section Newsletter Vol. IX, No. 1 (1995)
  • "Crossing the Pond: The Impact of Foreign Bankruptcies in the United States," New Jersey International Law and Organizations Section Newsletter Vol. VIII, No. 2 (1995)
  • "Into the Breach: The American Experience with the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods," New Jersey International Law and Organizations Section Newsletter Vol. VIII, No. 1 (1995)

Ethics

  • “Ethics in Real Estate Litigation: The Lis Pendens as Weapon of Mass Destruction,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (April 2014)
  • "Outsourcing and International Law," ABA Section of International Law's International Law News (Winter 2011)
  • “The Age-Old Question: Resolving Payment Issues During Representation,” IBA Professional Ethics Committee Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 2, October 2011
  • “Ethics of Billing: An American Perspective,” IBA Professional Ethics Committee Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2010

Antitrust

  • Special Editor, “Antitrust Law” issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (June 2004); contributing author, “Extra-Territorial Effect of Antitrust Laws”

Bankruptcy and Commercial 

  • “Fraud and Pre-Judgment Attachment Remedies,” in “Fraud” issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (October 2008)
  • “Focusing on Damages in Commercial Litigation,” in “Business Litigation” issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (February 2008)
  • Special Editor, "Collection Law" issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine (August 2002); contributing author, “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments.”
  • "More Equal than Others: State Sovereign Immunity Under the Bankruptcy Code," 21 Rutgers Law Journal 603 (1990)
  • "Private Sale of Collateral Under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code: Some Practical Considerations for the Creditor-in-Possession," 15 Westchester Bar Journal 295 (1988)

Constitutional and Political

  • "Voices that Go Bump in the Night: Conflicting Rights Under the Wiretap Statutes," 11 Seton Hall Legislative Journal 171 (1987); article also led to interview on CNN
  • "Election Law," 1979 Annual Survey of American Law

Law and Literature

  • Book Review of Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture by Marc Galanter, appearing in New Jersey Lawyer (February 2006)
  • Editor, 1996 Law and Literature Symposium: Language of Lawyering and Judging (New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education: New Brunswick, New Jersey 1996)
  • Editor, 1995 Law and Literature Symposium (New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education: New Brunswick, New Jersey 1995)
  • "Sidney Lanier and the Poetry of Legal Morality," 25 Cumberland Law Review 309 (1995)
  • "William Cullen Bryant and the Poetry of Natural Law," 30 Akron Law Review 661 (1997)
  • "Edgar Lee Masters and the Poetics of Legal Realism," 31 California Western Law Review 103 (1994)
  • "Winterset and the Recrudescence of Ressentiment," 18 Nova Law Review 1863 (1994)
  • "Ships that Pass in the Night: Wallace Stevens and the Mt. Desert," The Wallace Stevens Journal (Spring 1997)
  • Review of Ian Ward's Law and Literature: Possibilities and Perspectives, in American Book Review (1996)
  • Review of Prime Time Law: Fictional Television as Legal Narrative, in New Jersey Lawyer (1998)
  • "Arthur Conan Doyle, L.L.D.," New Jersey Lawyer (December 1999)
  • "Pied Piper v. Hameln," New Jersey Lawyer (October 1998)
  • "Law and Literature: The Manners of Lawyers," VIII Committee on Pretrial Practice and Discovery 27 (Winter 1998)
  • Various book reviews and photography in New Jersey Lawyer

Select Program Panels

  • Presenter, “Drafting Enforceable Limitation of Liability Clauses in Business Contracts,” Strafford Live CLE Webinar, March 2017
  • Presenter, “Representations and Warranties Clauses in Commercial Contracts: Avoiding Drafting and Negotiation Pitfalls,” Strafford Live CLE Webinar, March 2017
  • Presenter, “Rules of Professional Conduct and the In-House Counsel: Navigating through the Special Role,” 2017 NJ Corporate Counsel Institute, February 2017
  • Presenter, “Building and Managing an International Distributor Network,” New Jersey District Export Council (NJDEC) Webinar, December 2016
  • ABA Section of International Law’s Fall Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, October, 2016
    • Speaker, Globalization of Attorney-Client Privilege – The Asian Perspective
    • Chair, The Art and Ethics of the Opinion Letter
    • Chair and Moderator, Ethical Issues for Arbitrators and Party Representatives in International Arbitrations
    • Chair and Moderator, Ethics and the ‘Rashomon’ Effect: The Lawyer’s Role in Witness Preparation
  • Panelist, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: A Legal Framework for Investments,”  52nd Annual Conference of the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), Miami, June 2016
  • Speaker, "ADR in International Business Disputes," ADR Day XIX, June 2016
  • Speaker, "Professional Ethics," IBA Biennial Latin America Regional Forum, March 2016
  • Speaker, “Legal Professional Privilege in Cross-Border Legal Practices,” Japan Federation of Bar Associations Breakfast, International Bar Association Annual Conference, October 2015
  • Speaker, Multidisciplinary Practices, Small Firms and Bar Associations, International Bar Association Annual Conference, October 2015
  • Speaker, “Martial Arts Ethics: The Offensive and Defensive Use of the Rules of Professional Conduct,” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Vienna, October, 2015
  • Speaker, “Episode VII: The Accountants Strike Back,” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Vienna, October, 2015
  • Presenter, “Structuring International Contracts: Choice of Law, Jurisdiction and Language, Arbitration Clauses, and Terms of Art,” Strafford webinar, September 2015
  • Presenter, "The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods," American Foreign Lawyers Association (AFLA) Monthly Luncheon, June 2015
  • Moderator, “Cross Border Ethics,” plenary session at ABA International Law Section North America Forum, Vancouver, November 2014
  • Speaker, “Mareva Injunctions after Grupo Mexicano,” ABA International Law Section North America Forum, Vancouver, November 2014
  • Moderator and Speaker, “Ethics in Billing: What Every International Law Practitioner Must Know,” ABA International Law Section Conference, Buenos Aires, October 2014
  • Speaker, “Managing Ethics in the Global Law Firm,” ABA International Law Section Conference, Buenos Aires, October 2014
  • Moderator, “Arbitration Roundtable: Japanese Perspectives and Practice,” ABA International Law Section Conference, New York, April 2014
  • Moderator and Speaker, “It’s Cold Outside: Asset Freezing Orders,” ABA International Law Section Conference, London, October 2013
  • Moderator and Speaker, “Chivalry in Contracts-Ethics in Contract Negotiations,” IBA Annual  Meeting, Boston, October 2013
  • Co-Moderator and Organizer, ABA Presidential Showcase, “The New Ethical Terrain of Global Legal Services,” ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 9, 2013
  • Moderator, “Tracking Holocaust Art: Global Strategies for Displaced Masterpieces,” ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 9, 2013
  • Panelist, “Libel Tourism on the Internet,” ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 9, 2013
  • Moderator, Speaker and Organizer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Program on Cross Border Contract Issues (multiple locations, 2013)
  • Panelist, “Cross Border Conflicts of Interest,” IBA Asia-Pacific Forum, Kuala Lumpur, November 2012
  • Moderator, “The Ethics of International Practice,” ABA Section of International Law Program, Spring Meeting, New York, NY, April 2012
  • Moderator, “And the Last Shall Be First: Commercial Damages in International Contracts,” ABA Section of International Law Program, Spring Meeting, New York, NY, April 2012
  • Panelist, “Injunctions/Tweets/Facebook-Can They be Gagged Worldwide?,” ABA Section of International Law Program, Spring Meeting, New York, NY, April 2012
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Cross Border Conflicts of Interest,” IBA Latin America Forum, Bogota, March 2012
  • Panelist, “Gone in a Second,” IBA Annual Meeting, Dubai, November 2011; Annual Meeting, Dubai, November 2011
  • Speaker, "Boilerplate Clauses in Contracts: Avoiding Unintended Consequences - Common Pitfalls and Practical Solutions for Standard Contract Provisions," Strafford webinar,  May 17, 2011
  • Program Chair and Moderator, "Pressing Matters: A Comparative Review of Defamation in the Borderless World," ABA Section of International Law 2011 Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 6, 2011
  • Program Chair and Moderator, "You Always Hurt the One You Love: Parent and Sibling Company Liability for Corporate Affiliates," American Bar Association Section of  International Law 2010 Fall Meeting, Paris, November 3, 2010
  • Speaker, "Export 101 – International Trade: Resources and Advice from the Experts," Canadian American Chamber – Mid-Atlantic seminar, October 15, 2010
  • Session Chair and Moderator, "Structuring the International Sales Contract: When the Boilerplate Bursts," International Bar Association 2010 Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, October 6, 2010
  • Speaker, "Legal Issues: Contracts, Export Compliance," Export University's Export 101 - Introduction to Exporting seminar, Paramus, New Jersey, May 18, 2010
  • Speaker, "International Contracts: The 7 Ps," Export.gov webinar, September 22, 2011
  • Program Chair, "Old Law, New Facts: Madoff, Fraud and the TransAtlantic Perspective Dispute Resolution/Litigation, Latin America/Caribbean"; Speaker, "CISG Hot Spots for Commercial Lawyers and Litigators Business/Transactional, Dispute Resolution/Litigation, Young Lawyers," American Bar Association International Law Section Fall 2009 Meeting, Miami, Florida, October 27-31, 2009
  • Moderator and panelist, “Cross-border Litigation: Developments in US Law,” ABA-IBA conference “The Future of Transnational Litigation,” Vienna, Austria, June 2009
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Pensieves, Photography and Privacy,” ABA Section of International Law Program, Spring Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2009
  • Moderator, “New Funding Techniques for New Litigation,” ABA-IBA Program “The Next Big Wave of Cross-Border Litigation,” November 2008, Miami, Florida
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Sales, Soles, Customs And Pirates: A Case Study In International Sales In The New Millennium,” International Bar Association Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2008
  • Panelist, “E-Commerce And Internet Sales,” International Bar Association Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2008
  • Panelist, “Ethics In Times Of Crisis And Upheaval” and “Hot Topics In Legal Ethics,” International Bar Association Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2008
  • Panelist, “International And Cross-Border Transactions: Some Basics Of The CISG,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2008 Business Law Symposium, April 29, 2008, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Panelist, “Intellectual Property and the Art of the Appeal,” ABA International Law Section, April 4, 2008 (New York)
  • Panelist, “Following the Money,” ABA International Law Section, October 5, 2007 (London, England)
  • Panelist, “International Business Transactions,” NJ ICLE, September 20, 2007 (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Fleeced: Colchis v. Jason,” art law program, ABA International Law Section Spring Meeting, May 2007 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Co-Moderator and Panelist, “Intellectual Property Enforcement Issues in Latin America,” ABA International Law Section, Regional Forum, March 2007 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Moderator, “Intellectual Property Litigation in Latin America,” ABA International Law Section, Fall Meeting, November 2006 (Miami, Florida)
  • Panelist, “2nd Annual Cross-Border Litigation Program,” Hamilton Law Association, Niagara- on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 2006
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Civil and Common Law Systems,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Aruba, November 2005
  • Panelist, Moderator and Co-Planner, “Doing Business with Canada,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute,  Philadelphia (November 2005)
  • Speaker, “Best Practices Series: Effective International Contracting,” New Jersey District Export Council seminar, Piscataway, NJ, September 2005
  • Panelist, “Negotiating and Drafting Major Commercial Agreements,” ATLAS Information,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 2005 (topic: Planning for and Minimizing Contractual Disputes)
  • Panelist, “International Dispute Proceedings,” Association of Finnish Lawyers, Helsinki, Finland (March 2005)(wrote and spoke on American litigation in international context)
  • Panelist, “International Law and Transactions,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (February 2005)
  • Moderator and Panelist, "International Litigation," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (January 2004)

Reported or Published Decisions

  • Bailey v Disney Worldwide Shared Servs., 2012 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1291 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Feb. 10, 2012)(products liability)
  • New Jersey Tpk. Auth. v. Witt, 2010 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1580 (App. Div. July 15, 2010)(condemnation)
  • Mercer County Improvement Auth. v. Trenton Studios, Inc., 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1116 (App. Div. Aug. 21, 2008)(contract/foreclosure)
  • Spring Creek Holding Co. v. Shinnihon U.S.A. Co., 399 N.J. Super. 158 (2008)(real estate/contract)
  • Keith v. Eitaro Itoyama, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78424 (D.N.J. 2006)(interference with contract)
  • Morton International v. Redland Minerals Ltd., 460 F.3d 470 (3rd Cir. 2006)(Superfund  contribution case)
  • In re Application of Virtua-West Jersey Hosp. Voorhees for Certificate of Need, 390 N.J. Super. 444 (App. Div. 2007); certification granted by In re Virtua-West Jersey Hosp. Voorhees, 191 N.J. 315 (2007); affirmed in part and remanded in part by In re Virtua-West Jersey Hosp. Voorhees, 2008 N.J. LEXIS 410 (N.J., Apr. 23, 2008)
  • West v. Davy, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18074 (D.N.J. 2005)(claim for nursing services)
  • Duruaku v. BB&T Bank, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44390 (D.N.J. 2006)(class action)
  • Better Packages, Inc. v. Zheng, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30119 (D.N.J. 2006)(trademark infringement action)
  • Pro Spice, Inc. v. Omni Trade Group, Inc., 128 Fed. Appx. 836; 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 87 (3rd Cir. 2005), aff’g, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2246 (E.D. Pa. 2004); see also 173 F. Supp. 2d 336 (E.D. Pa. 2001)(complex commercial contract case)
  • Rossi v. Standard Roofings, 156 F.3d 452 (1998), aff'g in part, rev'g in part, 958 F. Supp. 976 (D.N.J. 1997)(antitrust)
  • Rolo v. City Investing Co. Liquidating Trust, 156 F.3d 644 (1998), aff'g 897 F. Supp. 826 (D.N.J. 1995), decision before remand, 845 F. Supp. 182 (D.N.J. 1994)(local counsel; RICO case)
  • Sutkowski v. Director, Division of Taxation, 16 N.J. Tax 231 (1996), reversed, 312 N.J. Super. 465 (App. Div. 1998)
  • Schiff v. Division of Taxation, 15 N.J. Tax 370 (1995)
  • Cross Westchester Development Corp. v. Sleepy Hollow Motor Court, Inc., 222 A.D.2d 644, 636 N.Y.S.2d 372 (2d Dept. 1995)
  • Conley v. Dan-Webforming Intern. A/S, 1992 WL 401628 (D. Del. 1992)(breach of contract, rescission, trade secrets)
  • Johnson & Johnson v. D.A.L. Intern. Trading Co., 798 F.2d 100 (3rd Cir. 1986)(trial counsel in gray market case)           
  • Grasso v. I.R.S., 785 F.2d 70 (3rd Cir. 1986)(wrote trial brief utilized by 3rd Circuit in Freedom of Information Act issue)
  • National Metalizing v. Foster, 220 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 1042 (D.N.J. 1982)(trade secrets case)
Awards/Achievements
New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2005-present (Business Litigation)
Best Lawyers in America (International Trade and Finance, NJ)
Recipient, Award for ABA International Law Section Best Spring Meeting CLE program on "International Intellectual Property and the Art of the Appeal," August 2008
Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009 and 2010
Recipient, Outstanding Editor Award for work on the American Bar Association's Trial Committee newsletter, August 2003
Recipient, Award for Outstanding Subcommittee Chair, American Bar Association Litigation Section, 2001 and 2002
New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Services Award, 2000 (for spearheading adoption of Continuity of Contract legislation, signed into law May 2000)
2006 Plainsboro Community Artist of the Year
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Founding Member and Chairman of Board of Directors, Canadian-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, 1999-
Experiences

After 3 ½ years, the dogged prosecution of nine separate federal and state lawsuits In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and two late night closings, all involving seemingly intractable fraudulent transfer and lien priority issues, a multi-disciplinary team of Clark Hill lawyers recently concluded a massive commercial loan work-out for our Bank client that resulted in the recovery of substantially the entire eight figure, 10 year old debt owed by the Bank’s most recalcitrant borrower, with significant contributions from his foreign partners. 

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Clark Hill Member Steven M. Richman Moderated panel, “View From The Bench: The State of International Law,” at ABA’s midyear meetingSeventy-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorneys Nola R. Bencze and Steven M. Richman Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising StarsClark Hill Attorney Steven Richman to Receive 2016 NJICLE Distinguished Service Award – December 12, 2016 Clark Hill’s Steven Richman to Present Building and Managing an International Distributor Network Webinar – December 6, 2016Clark Hill Attorney Steven Richman Participates in ABA Section of International Law’s Fall Meeting in JapanClark Hill Attorneys Joseph Donley and Steven Richman Participate in IBA ConferenceSixty-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Steven Richman to Speak at IABA ConferenceClark Hill Attorney Steven Richman Participates in International Bar Association Latin America ForumClark Hill Attorney Steven M. Richman Named to New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016 ListClark Hill Attorney Steven Richman Presented at International Bar Association 2015 Annual Conference and Quoted in The Law Society GazetteClark Hill Attorney Steven Richman Published in International Bar Association Newsletter and Scheduled Speaker for Annual ConferenceClark Hill Attorney Steven Richman to Participate in Structuring International Contracts Webinar – September 16, 2015Sixty-Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Steven Richman Speaks on Magna Carta to Watchung Hills Regional High School Students - June 15, 2015Clark Hill Attorney Steven Richman Presents at AFLAClark Hill Attorney Steven Richman Sworn In as President of New Jersey State Bar FoundationAttorney Steven Richman Joins Clark Hill’s Princeton Office