Through effective and excellent analysis and advocacy, Richik keeps his clients’ personal and commercial disputes from becoming public, expansive and expensive battles. He works with clients to anticipate and address legal, compliance and business problems before they arise and resolves disputes efficiently (using legal project management and Six Sigma principles to conserve economic and personnel resources) while avoiding reputational risk.
He is recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyer since 2005 with recognized expertise in: contracts, commercial law, sales and trade practices, business torts, professional negligence and malpractice, financial services law, corporate governance and compliance, and overall risk management.
Richik’s clients include public and private entities of all sizes: small and minority-owned businesses, sports and media agencies, technology companies, development corporations, governments, utilities, multi-national corporations and banks, and financial institutions. Working with such diverse groups, he has become a trusted advisor to his clients in, among other subjects, the areas of: risk management, commercial litigation, RICO, fraud, business interference, director and officer liability, fiduciary liability, the UCC, discriminatory and predatory lending, unfair competition, FCA, FCPA, class action defense, internal investigations, and federal and state regulatory compliance (including matters before the CFPB, OCC, FDIC, FTC, and DOJ).
Because of the scope of his practice, his activity with local and national bar associations and his experience as a judicial law clerk, Richik is a trusted business and legal advocate and advisor to his clients.