Through excellent and comprehensive strategy, analysis and advocacy, Richik anticipates, identifies and addresses his clients' legal, compliance and business issues and disputes before they become complicated (and expensive) problems and create operational and reputational risk.
He is one of "The Best Lawyers in America®" and has been an "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, internal investigations, corporate governance and compliance and risk management.
Richik's clients include public and private entities of all sizes: small and minority-owned businesses, sports and media agencies, technology companies, governments, utilities, multi-national corporations, and global, national, and regional financial institutions and community banks. Working with such diverse groups, he has developed expertise in, among other subjects, the areas of: commercial litigation, social media, RICO, fraud, business interference, director and officer liability, fiduciary liability, the UCC, discriminatory and predatory lending, unfair competition, class action defense, and federal and state regulatory compliance.
Richik monitors project costs and expenses to ensure that budgets, goals and established performance metrics are met; manages legal operations to conserve resources; and handles special projects (policy updates, organizational changes, investigations, etc.) and crises as they arise. As a result, Richik is a trusted advisor to his clients as well as an ardent business and legal advocate.