Richard H. Epstein

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Biography

Richard H. Epstein is Deputy Managing Partner of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department, which received Benchmark Litigation's award for New Jersey Litigation Department of the Year in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and was named the New Jersey Law Journal 's 2016 General Litigation Department of the Year Winner, Midsized Firm. He is lead counsel to Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions in litigation involving complex commercial issues, including business tort and lender liability. He regularly appears in federal and state courts in various jurisdictions. Mr. Epstein also counsels the Firm and clients on legal ethics issues. Mr. Epstein was previously associated with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he was a senior litigation associate focusing on complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Epstein is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2014 (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance) published by Woodward/White; Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys since 2016 published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC; and New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2014 (Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense) published by Thompson Reuters.

Press Releases

Sills Cummis & Gross Named “New Jersey Firm of the Year” for Third Consecutive Year by Benchmark Litigation

3/1/2019

Benchmark Litigation 2019 Names Sills Cummis & Gross to the Top Tier of New Jersey Litigation Law Firms

10/12/2018

Benchmark Litigation 2018 Names Sills Cummis & Gross to the Top Tier of New Jersey Litigation Law Firms

9/29/2017

Sills Cummis & Gross Recognized as New Jersey Litigation Firm of the Year: Second Honor in Past Three Months

2/17/2017

Benchmark Litigation 2017 Names Sills Cummis & Gross to the Top Tier of New Jersey Litigation Law Firms

10/21/2016

Benchmark Litigation 2016 Names Sills Cummis & Gross to the Top Tier of New Jersey Litigation Law Firms

10/19/2015

Sills Cummis & Gross’ Commercial Litigation Department Named as the Finalist in New Jersey Law Journal’s “Litigation Department of the Year”

4/7/2014

Sills Cummis & Gross Nominated for Benchmark Litigation’s Inaugural US Benchmark Annual Awards

12/14/2012

In The News Items

Reinsurance Execs Can Arbitrate $50M RICO Suit, Judge Says

Law360 3/16/2018

The Biggest New Jersey Cases Of 2016

Law360 12/21/2016

New Jersey Law Journal 2016 General Litigation Department of the Year Winner, Midsized Firm

New Jersey Law Journal 11/14/2016

Don’t Waste Your Time-Settlement and Mediation Techniques You Can Use Now

LexisNexis Corporate Law Advisory 9/4/2015

Presentations

Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum 2016

HB Litigation Conferences and Veritext 4/21/2016

Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum 2015

HB Litigation Conferences and Veritext 4/20/2015

Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum 2014

HB Litigation Conferences and Veritext 6/25/2014

Walking the Tightrope of Professional Responsibility for Corporate Counsel

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 5/13/2010

CLE - Timekeeping for Attorneys

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 9/2/2009

CLE - An Ethics Primer

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 11/26/2007

Annual Ethics Marathon

Association of Corporate Counsel - Greater New York Chapter 12/16/2005

CLE - An Ethics Primer

Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C. 4/14/2004

CLE - An Ethics Primer

Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C. 7/12/2001

Publications

In New York Lending Agreements, The Contract Rules

Law360 4/26/2017

How to Avoid Unwanted Oral Settlement

Law360 1/13/2015

Stop the Games: Using Deposition Testimony for an Out-of-State Witness

New Jersey Law Journal 12/2/2013

All Hail the Mighty Arbitration Provision

New Jersey Law Journal 4/30/2012

The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act Has Limits in Commercial Transactions

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 1/1/2012

Why a Non-Solicitation Provision May Not Protect You from Losing Customers (and What You Can Do About It)

Bloomberg Law Reports - Corporate and M&A Law Report 10/3/2011

Fighting off Demands for Adequate Assurances

Bloomberg Law Reports - New York Law 11/22/2010

How to Rebuff Lender Liability Lawsuits

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 7/1/2010

Rankings and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America 2014-2019, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance

Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2016-2019

New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014-2019, Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Banking and Finance Litigation
  • Estate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(973) 643-5372  Phone
(973) 643-6500  Fax
www.sillscummis.com
University Attended:
Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989
Admission:
1989, New Jersey; 1990, New York; 1989, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2017, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 2015, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Memberships:

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New Jersey Bar Association
Chair, Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum 2014, 2015 and 2016

Community Affiliations

Former Member of the Board of Trustees, Child's Way Jewish Montessori School
Past President and Member of the Board of Trustees, Congregation Shomrei Emunah

Birth Information:
Elizabeth, New Jersey, August 10, 1964
Reported Cases:
Representative Decisions: Bankers Conseco Life Ins. Co. et al. v. Feuer et al., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43828 (S.D.N.Y. 2018); 3/13/2018; My Imagination, LLC v. M.Z. Berger & Co., Inc., et al., U.S. Court of Appeals Case No. 17-1218 (6th Cir. Feb. 16, 2018); 2/16/2018; My Imagination, LLC v. M.Z. Berger & Co., Inc., et al., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11944 (E.D. Mich. 2017); 1/30/2017; In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation MDL No. 2687; 2/4/2016; Cohen v. Perelman, 2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 657 (2015); 3/16/2015; Juster Acquisition Co., LLC v. North Hudson Sewerage Authority, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8703 (D.N.J. 2014); 1/23/2014; Juster Acquisition Co., LLC v. North Hudson Sewerage Authority, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18372 (D.N.J. 2013); 2/11/2013; EMC Corporation v. Emanuel Arturi, et al., 655 F.3d 75; 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 17834 (1st Cir. 2011); 8/26/2011; EMC Corporation v. Emanuel Arturi, et al., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132621 (D. Mass. 2010); 12/15/2010; DialAmerica Marketing, Inc. v. Citicorp Credit Services, Inc., 2008 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 3039; 11/19/2008; National Elevator Cab & Door Corp. v. H & B, Inc., 2008 U.S. App. Lexis 13644 (2d Cir. 2008); 6/27/2008; National Elevator Cab & Door Corp. v. H & B, Inc., 2008 WL 207843 (E.D.N.Y. 2008); 1/24/2008; Salovaara v. Eckert, 2005 WL 41560 (N.Y. Sup.), 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 50010 (U); 1/4/2005; Gardner v. Bank of America Nat. Trust and Savings Ass'n, 2004 WL 5211176 (N.J. Super. A.D.); 12/27/2004; Salovaara v. Eckert, 2004 N.J. Super. LEXIS 497; 5/25/2004; Salovaara v. SSP Advisors, L.P., et al., 2003 WL 23190391 (Del. Ch. 2003) (affirmed, 2004 WL 1737103 (Del. Supr.)); 12/22/2003; Salovaara v. Eckert, 2003 WL 23517124 (N.J. Ch. 2003); 1/13/2003; Salovaara v. Eckert, 2002 WL 32396171 (N.J. Ch. 2002); 9/24/2002; The Rockport Co., Inc. v. Deer Stages, Inc., 65 F.Supp.2d 189 (S.D.N.Y. 1999); 9/16/1999; Abbate v. DMR Trecom, Inc., 1999 WL 673341 (S.D.N.Y. 1999); 8/27/1999; Elliott Associates, L.P. v. The Republic of Peru, 176 F.R.D. 93 and 961 F.Supp. 83 (S.D.N.Y. 1997); 10/10/1997; In re Bell Communications Research, Inc., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 191; 1/10/1997; Elliott Associates, L.P. v. The Republic of Peru, 948 F. Supp. 1203 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); 12/12/1996
ISLN:
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Peer Reviews

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