Alpha Trial Group was founded by two trial lawyers who served as Army Rangers in Alpha Company 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, US Army Special Operations Command, where they honed their leadership, communication, and tactical skills. In their legal practices, they have relied on those skills when representing some of the world’s largest companies in their high-stakes matters, such as Boeing, DirecTV, Goldman Sachs, Raytheon, and Shell.
For his trial work, Richard was recognized in only his tenth year of law practice as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” in California by the Daily Journal (2010 edition), among other accolades. Through the usage of emerging technologies and strategic savvy, ATG will provide the same high level of client service and courtroom execution as they did at their prior international law firms — but at a fraction of the price.
Richard has served as lead counsel in litigation involving billions of dollars in dispute. He started his career at the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he made partner. He was then a partner at the international law firms of Greenberg Traurig, Akin Gump, and McDermott Will & Emery. After serving in the Ranger Regiment in the early 1990s, he earned his degree from UCLA summa cum laude with highest honors and his law degree from UC Berkeley with honors.
ATG has experience representing some of the world’s leading energy companies in arbitration, litigation, and regulatory disputes various contract and environmental disputes. These clients included AES, Bright Source, Abengoa, Terra-Gen Power, and Shell.
ATG has experience representing some of the world’s leading defense and satellite companies in litigation and arbitration involving contract and tort disputes. These companies included Boeing, DirecTV, Hughes, Raytheon, and Univision.
ATG has experience representing innovative companies and funds developing technologies in electrocatalysis, energy, clean air, agriculture, gas-to-liquid fuels, water desalination, explosive ordinance, and virtual currency.
ATG has experience representing some of the world’s largest funds and financial institutions in disputes involving securities, IPOs, secured loans, bonds, indentures, and mergers and acquisitions. These clients included Goldman Sachs and Commerzbank.
ATG has experience representing large real estate funds and lenders and hotels in disputes involving contracts, partnerships, foreclosures, guaranties, receiverships, and hotel management issues. These clients included Colony Capital and the Four Seasons LA.
ATG has experience representing leading alcoholic beverage makers in sales and distribution disputes. These clients included Pabst Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., as well as Rutherford Wines in connection with the sale of its Napa Valley winery to Gallo.
ATG has experience representing some of the leading players in entertainment, including in film finance disputes, copyright infringement, and other business and intellectual property related claims. These clients included Goldman Sachs and Sony Pictures.
ATG has experience representing leading videogame companies in disputes involving videogame development and sales agreements, as well as general business and intellectual property disputes. These clients included Eidos and Square Enix.