Richard W. Fields has been a partner in several major US law firms, practicing as a corporate plaintiff’s lawyer in the areas of complex litigation and dispute resolution. While in private practice he focused on insurance coverage and contract issues, complex business dispute resolution and human rights issues. Over the course of his career Mr. Fields recovered several billion dollars for numerous Fortune 500 clients.
Described by the Legal Times of Washington, D.C. as "a master negotiator”, he has been named one of “the Leading Litigators in America” by Lawdragon Magazine, one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” by Chambers, and one of “the world’s leading IP strategists” byIntellectual Asset Management.
Mr. Fields is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. He graduated from Indiana University, B.A., 1977, Phi Beta Kappa, and from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, J.D., 1982, summa cum laude. He is an active member of the New York Bar Association, the Bar of the City of New York, the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Rand Corporation’s Institute for Civil Justice, a member of the Board of Visitors, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, and Co-Chair of the New York Committee, Human Rights Watch.