Richard F. Albert

Richard F. Albert

Richard F. Albert represents clients in white collar criminal and regulatory matters, and in civil litigation. His cases have included a wide range of allegations of securities fraud, including claims of market manipulation, insider trading, and accounting violations, as well as alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, healthcare fraud, money laundering, antitrust violations, tax fraud, and obstruction of justice. He also has conducted internal investigations and represented public companies, banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds, and their officers and employees in complex civil litigation and arbitration.

Before joining Morvillo Abramowitz in 2004, Rich served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, conducting a broad range of criminal investigations and trials, including cases involving charges of securities fraud, healthcare fraud and obstruction of justice. 

Named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, he has been described as a “fantastic all-around white-collar lawyer. He has a great way with clients and prosecutors, and very good judgment.” Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys has recognized Rich as a “Litigation Star” in the area of White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations. The Legal 500 United States has recommended him in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Litigation. Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has recognized Rich as a leading business crime defense and investigations lawyer. He has also been recognized in Thomson Reuter’s Super Lawyers.

In 2018, Rich was honored with a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. He is a co-author of the “White Collar Crime” column in the New York Law Journal. Rich also regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars on white collar criminal defense and legal ethics.

Rich serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society. He is also a former board member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. Rich a member of the Federal Bar Council and a participant in its Inn of Court, and a member of the New York City Bar Association. He also represents indigent defendants as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of New York. 

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