Richard W. Riley

Richard W. Riley: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP (815 Attorneys)
  • 222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1600, Wilmington, DE 19801
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Richard W. Riley concentrates his practice in bankruptcy law, particularly Chapter 11 reorganization cases and commercial workouts. Mr. Riley has represented virtually every type of constituency in the reorganization process. A large focus of his practice is the representation of the agent or institutional senior secured lenders in syndicated credit facilities. When not involved in workouts and bankruptcies, Mr. Riley represents parties in litigation matters and regularly appears in bankruptcy appeals, commercial cases and patent cases. A focus of his litigation practice is representing generic pharmaceutical companies as their Delaware counsel in ANDA litigation in federal district court.

Admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he is a 1988 graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

The listing of areas of practice in the foregoing profile does not represent official certification as a specialist in those areas.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 1999-present
- Associate, 1988-1998

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Recent Developments in Chapter 11 Practice in Wilmington, Boston Bar Association, October 2012

Selected Publications

•Author, Failure to Investigate Caremark Claims Prior to Filing Suit Leads to Dismissal With Prejudice, Delaware Business Court Insider, November 14, 2012
•Co-author, Third Circuit's Credit-Bid Decision's Impact upon Secured Lenders, Duane Morris Alert, March 25, 2010

Honors and Awards

•Recipient of the 2010 Large Turnaround Award from the Turnaround Management Association

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Bankruptcy Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
302 657 4928  Phone
302 397 0801  Fax
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; 1988, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware; Supreme Court of Delaware; 2001, Delaware
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 15, 1962
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Debtors' Counsel; In re Archway Cookies, LLC, et al.; In re Rehrig International Incorporated, et al.; Creditors' Committee Counsel; In re Fluid Routing Solutions, et al.; In re Orleans Homebuilders, Inc., et al.; In re Trico Steel Company, LLC, et al.; In re Sleep Innovations, et al.; Agent or Secured Lending Group Counsel; In re Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, et al.; In re Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc., et al.; In re Harry & David Holdings, Inc., et al.; In re American Safety Razor, LLC, et al.; Greatwide Logistics Services, LLC, et al.; Leiner Health Products, Inc., et al.; New Vision Television, LLC, et al.; Majestic Star Casinos, Inc., et al.; In re Nellson Nutraceutical, Inc., et al.; ANDA Litigation; Genzyme Corporation, et al. v. Sandoz Inc., et al., Case No. 09-285 (GMS) (D. Del.) (Consolidated).
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