Barry Richard

Barry Richard: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

Barry has been nationally recognized by the highest lawyer rating organizations and publications for his trial and appellate work.

In 2000, Barry represented George W. Bush in the Florida litigation that determined the presidency. In that capacity, he effectively managed 47 cases throughout the state, personally arguing many of them. His performance before a national audience earned him the National Law Journal’s Lawyer of the Year designation in 2001, and its designation in 2006 as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. Barry has since received a lengthy list of professional recognitions, many listed below. Among them, he has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to one percent of the lawyers in the United States and Canada, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to 500 lawyers in the United States.

Barry concentrates his practice in the fields of complex commercial litigation, constitutional law, and appellate law. He has successfully argued four cases before the United States Supreme Court and hundreds of cases before federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.

In addition to his successful representation of major corporations in bet-the-company cases, he has advised and represented all three branches of government, including both Democratic and Republican governors and legislatures, members of Congress, and multiple executive branch agencies as well as individual public officers and candidates. For three decades, Barry has served as litigation counsel to The Florida Bar.

Concentrations

•Complex commercial litigation
•State and federal constitutional law
•Government and election law
•Appellate practice
•Securities litigation
•Regulatory investigations

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2003-2019
• Senior Statesman, 2014-2019
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), 2006-2019
• Lawyer of the Year, Appellate Practice, 2016, 2018
• Lawyer of the Year, Tallahassee Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2013
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2016-2018
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Litigation, 2004-2006, 2009-2013, 2015-2018
• Hall of Fame, 2010-2018
•Civil Trial, 2017
•Commercial Litigation, 2015, 2018
• Legal Elite, 2004-2018
•Listed, Law360, Trial Aces, 2015
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in Florida, Tallahassee Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year, 2012
•Recipient, G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award, Florida Bar Association, 2011
•Listed, Lawdragon 500, Leading Lawyers in America, 2010
•Team Member, a Law360 Appellate Practice Group of the Year, 2010
•Listed, Lawdragon 300, Leading Lawyers in America, 2006, 2010
•Listed, 100 Most Influential Lawyers, The National Law Journal, 2006
•Listed, Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon 500, 2006
•Recipient, Traditions of Excellence Award, Florida Bar, 2005
•Named, Distinguished Lecturer, University of Miami School of Law, 2002
•Recipient, Lawyer of the Year Award, National Law Journal, 2000
•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
•fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Noteworthy Experience

Barry served two and one half years of active duty as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy. In that capacity, he was assigned as legal advisor to the commanding officer of the Twelfth Naval District medical facilities in Northern California. After completing active duty with special commendation in 1970, Barry began private practice in Miami followed by service as Assistant Attorney General and later Deputy Attorney General for the State of Florida, the second in command of the state's Department of Legal Affairs.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

01.12.17 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Office Celebrates 25 Years

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.16.16 Ten Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

06.24.16 20 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Trend Legal Elite

06.17.16 35 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.17.16 Two Tallahassee Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.14.16 Four Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

05.31.16 Three Tallahassee Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.27.16 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

Published Articles

11.21.05 Standard for Willfulness

06.14.04 Corporate Litigation - Arbitration Clause Risks

03.01.04 Mock Jury Exercises

10.01.01 Beyond Election 2000: Law & Policy in the New Millennium Essay: In Defense of Two Supreme Courts

10.01.01 Litigating History Member:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Charter Member, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Present
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
•Member, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, 2013-Present
•Member, American Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Former Deputy Attorney General, State of Florida
•Former Member, Florida Legislature, 1974-1978 Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers
•Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV , AV Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

01.12.17 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Office Celebrates 25 Years

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.16.16 Ten Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

06.24.16 20 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Trend Legal Elite

06.17.16 35 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.17.16 Two Tallahassee Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.14.16 Four Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

05.31.16 Three Tallahassee Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.27.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide

Published Articles

11.21.05 Standard for Willfulness

06.14.04 Corporate Litigation - Arbitration Clause Risks

03.01.04 Mock Jury Exercises

10.01.01 Beyond Election 2000: Law & Policy in the New Millennium Essay: In Defense of Two Supreme Courts

10.01.01 Litigating History

Noteworthy Experience

Barry served two and one half years of active duty as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy. In that capacity, he was assigned as legal advisor to the commanding officer of the Twelfth Naval District medical facilities in Northern California. After completing active duty with special commendation in 1970, Barry began private practice in Miami followed by service as Assistant Attorney General and later Deputy Attorney General for the State of Florida, the second in command of the state's Department of Legal Affairs. Member:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Charter Member, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Present
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
•Member, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, 2013-Present
•Member, American Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Former Deputy Attorney General, State of Florida
•Former Member, Florida Legislature, 1974-1978 Fellow: in the American College of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to one percent of the lawyers in each state and Canadian province, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to 500 lawyers in the United States. In addition, he has been retained for more than two decades by The Florida Bar as its general litigation counsel, and has been retained by the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers to represent it before the Florida Supreme Court.

Barry's capabilities in the area of government and election law are illustrated by the broad, non-partisan nature of his representation. Most notably, he represented President George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election litigation. In that capacity, he managed 46 lawsuits and personally argued several critical cases on behalf of President Bush. Under both republican and democratic administrations, he has been retained at various times as special counsel to the Governor, the Florida Senate, the Florida House of Representatives, the Florida Attorney General, the Florida Secretary of State, the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Department of Transportation, and the Florida Department of Insurance. In the 1998 election, Barry served simultaneously as campaign legal counsel to Republican Governor Jeb Bush and the Democratic incumbent candidate for Florida Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner (now U.S. Senator) Bill Nelson.

Areas of Concentration

•Complex commercial litigation

•State and federal constitutional law

•Government and election law

•Appellate practice

•Securities litigation

•Regulatory investigations

Other Experience

Barry served two and one half years of active duty as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy. In that capacity, he was assigned as legal advisor to the commanding officer of the Twelfth Naval District medical facilities in Northern California. After completing active duty with special commendation in 1970, Barry began private practice in Miami followed by service as Assistant Attorney General and later Deputy Attorney General for the State of Florida, the second in command of the state's Department of Legal Affairs.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Author, Arbitration Clause Risks,The National Law Journal, June 14, 2004

•Author, Mock Jury Exercises,The National Law Journal, March 1, 2004

•Author, Beyond Election 2000: Law & Policy in the New Millennium Essay: In Defense of Two Supreme Courts,Journal of Law & Public Policy, October 2001

•Author, Litigating History,ABA Journal, October 2001

•Author, Rule 11 Sanctions: Risks to Non-Lead Counsel,The National Law Journal, September 2001

•Author, Defending Mega-Suits,The National Law Journal, April 16, 2001

Books

•Chapter Author, Technology, Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel , West Publishing Company

•Chapter Author, Federal Practice Guide on Appellate Procedure in the Eleventh Circuit, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company

Lectures

•Lecturer on appellate practice at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Florida State Bar.

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

07.08.14 Barry Richard Named To 2014 Florida Trend Legal Elite

07.07.14 12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Trend Legal Elite

07.03.14 Three Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Tallahassee Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

07.02.14 98 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

05.29.14 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.28.14 Three Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

08.16.13 10 Tallahassee Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014

07.09.13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized as Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend

06.11.13 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included In 2013 Chambers USA Guide

Published Articles

11.21.05 Standard for Willfulness

06.14.04 Corporate Litigation - Arbitration Clause Risks

03.01.04 Mock Jury Exercises

10.01.01 Beyond Election 2000: Law & Policy in the New Millennium Essay: In Defense of Two Supreme Courts

10.01.01 Litigating History Member:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Charter Member, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Present

•Member, American Academy of Trial Lawyers

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

•Former Deputy Attorney General, State of Florida

•Former Member, Florida Legislature, 1974-1978

(Also at Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. Offices)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Appellate
  • American Indian Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Political Law & Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850.425.8503  Phone
850.681.0207  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Barry-Richard
University Attended:
University of Miami, B.A., 1964
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1967
Year of First Admission:
1967
Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; 1989, District of Columbia; 1990, New York; 1967, Florida; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Charter Member, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Present
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
•Member, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, 2013-Present
•Member, American Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
•Former Deputy Attorney General, State of Florida
•Former Member, Florida Legislature, 1974-1978 Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers
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Birth Information:
Miami Beach, Florida, March 28, 1942
Reported Cases:
Experience: Noteworthy Experience: Barry served two and one half years of active duty as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy. In that capacity, he was assigned as legal advisor to the commanding officer of the Twelfth Naval District medical facilities in Northern California. After completing active duty with special commendation in 1970, Barry began private practice in Miami followed by service as Assistant Attorney General and later Deputy Attorney General for the State of Florida, the second in command of the state's Department of Legal Affairs.
ISLN:
902167047

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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