Richard Cipolla

Associate, Boston

Richard has represented numerous institutional and individual clients on a wide range of complex civil litigation, regulatory enforcement, and white-collar defense matters. Leveraging a background in technology and big data analytics, Richard seeks efficient and effective solutions when representing his clients.

Richard’s representations include:

Represented foreign financial institutions in defending multi-billion dollar clawback actions related to the bankruptcy of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities before federal bankruptcy, district, and appellate courts.

Represented financial institutions in connection with domestic and foreign government investigations and related civil litigation involving financial benchmarks, including LIBOR and ISDAFIX.

Achieved favorable settlement for a fashion label in licensing dispute with supplier.

Argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as part of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Federal Appellate Clinic.

Drafter of amicus brief to Supreme Court in Kokesh v SEC on behalf of organization representing the private investment industry.

Conducted internal investigation on behalf of technology company facing an SEC inquiry, favorably resolving the matter without government action.

Advised one of Canada’s largest software companies in connection with a data breach.

Represented multi-national supplier in large multidistrict litigation and other proceedings arising from the “Dieselgate” scandal

Defended freight forwarding company in antitrust class action suit.

Advised registered investment advisor regarding remediation following SEC OCIE examination.

Drafted brief for pro bono client’s criminal appeal in state court.

Northwestern University School of Law

J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Northwestern Law Review 2016

Boston University

B.A. in Economics, B.A. in Philosophy 2011

New York


  • Hon. Victor Marrero
    U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York