An advocate and litigator, Rich Schoenstein has 25 years of experience handling business and employment disputes, through trials and appeals, arbitration and mediation, and internal and external investigations. Rich has represented clients from individuals to large corporations and financial institutions, partnering with his clients to address their emerging business needs, and handling contested matters arising in numerous industries and substantive areas of law. Among his many areas of experience, he handles:
Rich is well known and highly regarded in the legal community. His accolades include a listing by Super Lawyers, a rating of AV® Preeminet™ by Martindale Hubbell®, and a ranking as Superb by AVVO. In addition to litigating matters, Rich is often called upon to serve as a mediator, as a member of the Commercial Division’s panel of neutrals in New York County, or privately retained.
Rich began his legal career and served as Litigation Counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, and he has been a partner at Paul Hastings LLP and Satterlee Stephens LLP.
What’s on my iPod:
The Who, the Boss, the Killers, Sesame Street and five different versions of “I Fought the Law”
Quote I live by:
“Whenever you got business trouble the best thing to do is to get a lawyer. Then you got more trouble, but at least you got a lawyer.” Chico Marx (At the Circus)
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
New York Metro Super Lawyers has named 21 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin lawyers in 10 practices to its 2016 list.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP is pleased to welcome Richard C. Schoenstein as a Partner in the Labor and Employment and Litigation Practices.
Richard Schoenstein will be a featured speaker at the Lawline webinar, “Securities Litigation: What You Need to Know About a Rising Tide and an Active Bench.” The webinar will address trends in the filing of securities class actions and will review legal developments impacting securities litigation.
On October 4, Employment Litigation partner Richard Schoenstein will serve as a panelist for the Strafford CLE webinar, "Proving Damages for Breach of Covenants Not to Compete or Solicit, Confidentiality and Fiduciary Duty: Pursuing Lost Profits, Clawback Compensation, Inducement Payments, Loss of Good Will and Other Damages.”
On August 15, Employment Litigation partner Richard Schoenstein will serve as a panelist for the CLE webinar, “Non-Compete Agreement Litigation Strategies: Leveraging Trial Techniques, Identifying Causes of Action, Preparing for Defense Theories and Counterclaims” for Strafford. For more information or to register, click here.
Employment Litigation partner Richard Schoenstein will be a panelist for The Knowledge Group’s webinar, “Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements: Trends, Updates and Developments Explored.” The program will review legislative trends and court decisions involving restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements.
Richard Schoenstein will present for the Strafford webinar “Proving Damages for Breach of Covenants Not to Compete or Solicit, Confidentiality and Fiduciary Duty.”
Business and Employment Litigation partner Richard Schoenstein and Labor partner and Restrictive Covenant practice co-chair David Kleinmann published an article, “Restrictive Covenants: Looking Beyond the Criticism,” for Law360.
In a recent decision in Buchanan Capital Markets LLC v. DeLucca, an appellate court in Manhattan placed the enforceability of non-compete agreements in jeopardy for New York employers.