Rich's practice focuses primarily on litigation in a number of areas, including products liability, premises liability, toxic torts, construction matters, subrogation, commercial disputes, and debt collection. He handles all phases of complex civil litigation throughout the United States in Federal and State Courts. He also provides counsel to clients on a wide range of issues, including product safety, warnings, insurance coverage, debt collection, and related issues.
Rich serves as corporate counsel and assists corporate clients with incorporation services, corporate compliance issues, distribution agreements, insurance issues, and both international and domestic tax issues. He has also gained experience in guardianship matters, having served in various capacities, including such roles as Guardian Ad Litem, Court Evaluator, Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Persons, and Property Guardians for Incapacitated Persons.
Before entering private practice, Rich served as an Assistant District Attorney for six years in New York City (Bronx County), where he engaged in all phases of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions, including arraignments, grand jury investigations, pre-trial hearings and trials. While working for the District Attorney's Office, he participated in 24-hour coverage of complex felonies and homicides, including field response to crime scenes, arrest processing and financial investigations as a member of its Asset Forfeiture Unit, and served as the District Attorney's liaison to the New York City Department of Correction.
Rich is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, American Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association, Bronx County Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute.