Richard is an Associate in WCM’s Insurance Coverage and Commercial Litigation Department. His work focuses on both first and third-party policies written for a wide range of industries and encompassing many variations of actuarial risk, including but not limited to products, cyber security, homeowners, auto, and all things commercial. He litigates, among other issues, bad faith claims, excess policy matters, and initiates declaratory judgment actions on behalf of insurers.
He received a full merit-based scholarship to burgeoning Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and became a lead editor for the Drexel Law Review. While in law school, he interned for the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he drafted numerous opinions concerning Rule 12(b)(6) and Rule 15. He also became a certified legal intern with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, and while there, handled over one hundred preliminary hearings before numerous Magistrates across the county. In addition, Richard performed his Drexel University cooperative with a sophisticated plaintiff’s firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and learned the litigation angles utilized by effective counsel.
As an undergrad, Richard studied Supply Chain and Information Systems at the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business before taking a tuition-free opportunity to study Finance at Rider University, a small private school in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. After graduating in the top of his class, he accepted a position as a Debt Analyst with Bloomberg LP. After Bloomberg, Richard worked for Choice Strategies, a TPA in Williston, Vermont, where he tracked department efficiency and trained satellite offices on claims analysis.