Richard A. Edlin: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Richard A. Edlin

Chair, New York Litigation Practice; Regional Operations Chair
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Arbitration
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.801.6528
Fax: 212.805.5528
University Tufts University, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 1982 Winner, New Jersey State Rhodes Scholarship Competition; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Teaching fellow(Contracts/Property), Notes and comments editor, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 1985
AdmittedNew Jersey; New York U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board of Trustees, Carnegie Council, Treasurer
•Centennial Development Committee and Investment Committee
•Board of Trustees, Urban Justice Center
•Board of Directors, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA)
•Board of Governors, American Friends of Tel Aviv University
•Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center (fourth largest university medical center in the United States)
•Board of Trustees, New Jersey Seeds
•Member, The Economic Club of New York
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
•Member, Judiciary Committee of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire
•Member, International Bar Association
•Bar Association of the City of New York
•Lecturer to the New York City High School for Leadership and Public Service's program on Sexual Harassment
•Member, Board of Directors, Youth Education Through Sports, Inc.
•Advisory Board Member, The Entrepreneurship Institute

BornRantoul, Illinois, July 21, 1960

Mr. Edlin is an accomplished trial lawyer. He has broad experience in both trial and appellate courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has tried cases in federal and state courts all over the country and has handled domestic and international arbitrations.

Mr. Edlin handles a wide variety of litigation and routinely acts for companies and their management in areas such as securities, general commercial and contractual disputes, antitrust and intellectual property. He is currently handling matters for leading financial institutions arising out of the economic downturn and real estate collapse; intellectual property litigation for major electronics/consumer companies; for leading pharmaceutical companies involved in contract disputes; antitrust investigations; and for individuals involved in various commercial disputes.

Mr. Edlin has been recognized and selected as a leading litigator by a number of professional publications, including Chambers & Partners USA Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Lawdragon and Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Edlin is a frequent lecturer on litigation strategy and is the author of Courtroom Strategies for Litigation Success.

Mr. Edlin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Justice Center; Board of Directors for Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA); a member of the Board of Governors of Hackensack University Medical Center, where he serves on the finance committee; a trustee of The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where he serves as Treasurer and chairs the development and finance committees; Board of Governors, American Friends of Tel Aviv University; a member of the Economic Club of New York; a fellow of the Litigation Council of America; and a trustee of New Jersey SEEDS, among other professional and community activities.

Mr. Edlin received his B.A. degree from Tufts University, magna cum laude in history, was a varsity athlete and the winner of the New Jersey Rhodes Scholarship competition. He received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Notes editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Following his graduation, Mr. Edlin served as law clerk to Hon. Lee P. Gagliardi of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Edlin is the Chair of the New York Litigation Practice, the Chair for Regional Operations, focusing on the firm's offices outside the United States, and is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.

Areas of Concentration

•Commercial litigation, including financial services and antitrust
•Intellectual property litigation, focusing on patent litigation in federal court
•Domestic and international arbitrations, including matters before the ICC, CIETAC, HKIAC and the UN.
•Life sciences
•Venture capital
•Regulatory investigations

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.19.15 30 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
09.24.14 65 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers
08.21.14 29 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
05.28.14 2014 Edition of Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
08.21.13 27 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
06.04.13 2013 Edition of Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys
05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 171 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•PLI Panelist, Judge's Pet Peeves
•Panelist, Commercial Division Advisory Panel
•Speaker, Trends of Tax Courts in the Resolution of International Tax Matters Tax Issues on International Transactions Conference
•Speaker, Institutional Investor Outsourcing Symposium, Litigation Issues Affecting Outsourcing Transactions
•Speaker, Insolvency and Reorganization, Where Do We Go From Here? Mindshare Ventures Conference
•Invited Speaker, Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Business, The Director's Roundtable
•Invited Speaker, Impact of Kushner v. King, ABA Antitrust Division's Annual Meeting, April 2002 (argued by Mr. Edlin in the Supreme Court during the April 2001 Term resulting in a 9-0 judgment for Mr. Edlin's client)
•Speaker, Litigating Technology Cases


•Quoted, Samsung Beats Patent Trial, The American Lawyer, Decmeber 30, 2014
•Author, Courtroom Strategies For Litigation Success, Reedlogic Video Leadership Seminars, 2006

Other Experience

•Mr. Edlin has been interviewed frequently concerning his representation of his clients and has appeared on CNN, ABC and CBS Television and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Law360, The Daily Telegraph (London), Investor's Business Daily, The Hill, Reuters, The Associated Press, The New York Post, The Civil RICO Reporter, and numerous other publications. (Also at Seoul, Korea Office)


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Richard A. Edlin

200 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10166


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