Mr. Richard Kirby is a partner in the Securities Litigation, Public Policy Litigation and FinTech/Blockchain Practice Groups in the FisherBroyles, Washington, DC office. He litigates complex corporate, securities, bankruptcy and administrative law issues at all levels of the federal court system, including the Supreme Court.
He also represents clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Justice Department, state and self-regulatory organizations in enforcement investigations and in parallel private securities fraud and derivative actions.
Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Mr. Kirby was a partner at several law firms, most recently at Baker & McKenzie and K&L Gates. He has represented clients in most of the major recent broker-dealer liquidations under the Securities Investor Protection Act, including Lehman Bros. and Bernard L. Madoff Investments Securities.
He specializes in representing victims of Ponzi schemes, and oversaw the recovery of substantial amounts for victims, including in the Bayou Group fraud. In the Madoff liquidation proceedings, he represents victims defending clawback claims by the liquidation trustee. He also represents clients in defending SEC fraud and market manipulation investigations, insider trading and violations of SEC securities offerings rules.
Mr. Kirby previously served in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC where he briefed and argued more than 50 major securities law cases in the federal courts of appeals. At the SEC he concentrated on issues involving SEC enforcement efforts to obtain ancillary equitable relief through receiverships and disgorgement. In addition, he oversaw all SEC participation in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
In addition to his SEC litigation practice, Richard counsels companies on managing risk in connection with transactions in cryptocurrencies, including ICOs.
- Catholic University Columbus School of Law, JD, 1974
- Lehigh Unversity, BS Chem. Engr., 1971
- District of Columbia
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