NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP announced today that Steven Paradise, a nationally recognized litigator with more than two decades of experience in securities-related litigation and regulatory actions as well as large commercial disputes, has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office.
“We are very excited for Steven to bring his practice to Richards Kibbe & Orbe,” said Jennifer Grady, managing partner of the firm. “Steven has a world-class reputation for his work on complex litigation, enforcement proceedings, and investigatory matters, including extensive work for investment funds and financial services firms. His skills and experience align perfectly with the needs of our clients.”
Paradise comes to Richards Kibbe & Orbe from the AmLaw 100 law firm of Vinson & Elkins, where he served as co-head of the securities litigation and enforcement practice. In his 25-year legal career, he has regularly represented individual and corporate defendants in securities class action litigation, government and internal investigations, and regulatory proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and other administrative bodies. In addition to his securities practice, he has represented Big Four accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies, and financial services firms in commercial litigation matters in federal, state, and appellate courts across the country. Paradise recently won a unanimous jury verdict and subsequent appeal for a hedge fund defendant in a $95 million lawsuit.
“Steven will be a tremendous asset to our financial services clients, and will add even more depth to our areas of traditional strength,” said Lee Richards, partner and co-founder of Richards Kibbe & Orbe.
The attorney rankings services Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and New York Super Lawyers have all recognized Paradise for his superior work over multiple years. “Richards Kibbe & Orbe is synonymous with excellence, particularly within the financial services and hedge fund industries,” said Paradise. “I’m honored to join a firm that regularly performs such creative, sophisticated, and impactful work.”
In its most recent “Best Law Firm” rankings, the U.S. News & World Report named Richards Kibbe & Orbe a top-tier national firm in securities litigation and regulation, among other areas. Chambers USA also ranks Richards Kibbe & Orbe nationally in the areas of securities regulation and corporate crime and investigations and ‘highly regarded’ for commercial litigation in New York.
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Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is a dynamic and entrepreneurial firm with deep experience and relationships in the financial markets and the business community. RK&O conducts a highly collaborative practice through approximately 65 lawyers based in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. The firm routinely represents financial institutions and investment funds in high-value corporate transactions and complex litigation and regulatory matters.