Skilled in governmental relations and legislative issues, Richard assists domestic and international companies to succeed and grow, in both regulated and deregulated industries including energy and telecommunications, financial services, health care, insurance, retail, real estate development, entertainment and manufacturing.
His considerable energy experience includes representing domestic and foreign energy companies in developing New England generation facilities. He served as lead counsel in the siting of Rhode Island’s largest electric generation plant. He is currently engaged in the permitting process for a 1000 MW power plant.
Richard also has broad experience in litigation matters where he defends insured and self-insured clients in health care litigation, construction accidents, professional liability, product liability, premises liability, corrections actions and director and officer liability matters as well as representing fidelity and surety companies in the litigation of fiduciary/inventory loss and construction disputes.
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AP&S Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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27 AP&S Attorneys Selected for 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
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AP&S Attorneys Named 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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25 AP&S Attorneys Selected for 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
•Best Lawyers' 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice, Providence.
•Best Lawyers’ 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Administrative / Regulatory, Providence.
•Best Lawyers’ 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Government Relations Practice, Providence.
•Selected as a Rhode Island Super Lawyer, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
•AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for attorneys.
•Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2007-2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of governmental relations and administrative law.
In the Community
•Board member, Bradley Hospital Foundation.
•Board member and former chairman, Gateway Healthcare Foundation, a network of community-based mental-health and child-services providers.
•Board member, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
•Director, Trinity Repertory Company.
•Director, CharterCARE Foundation.
•Former member, Governing Council, YMCA of Pawtucket.
•Former chairman, Diocese of Providence School Board.
•Former board member, American Heart Association.
•Member of numerous committees for specific fundraising events for a variety of charities.
Seminars / Publications
•Co-authored the Rhode Island chapter of the ABA Performance Bond Manual.