Rich Baldwin is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department with three areas of emphasis: commercial disputes, product liability and toxic tort defense, and bankruptcy litigation. In all three areas, Rich has coordinated and managed all phases of complex litigation, including extensive experience developing and implementing discovery protocols and making use of vendors and tools to manage large document productions and analysis, and trying cases to verdict or judgment.
In his commercial practice, Rich represents individuals, companies, and foreign sovereigns in state and federal courts and domestic and international arbitration on critical commercial matters ranging from disputes over essential contracts to thefts of trade secrets to misrepresentation claims. In all cases, Rich works closely with his clients to identify the most important issues at stake in the dispute and develops a litigation strategy focused on those issues and resolving them as effectively as possible, whether through settlement or trial.
As a senior member of a national counsel team, Rich defends a publicly traded industrial products manufacturer against asbestos-related claims in trial and appellate courts across the country. Rich also advises established and emerging companies—including in the renewable energy and cannabis industries—on issues of product liability law to avoid or minimize the risk of litigation in the future.
Rich’s bankruptcy practice involves representing debtors, creditors, examiners and other professionals concerning bankruptcy matters, both in advance of any bankruptcy filing and once the bankruptcy is underway. He has advised clients both on the advantages and disadvantages of bankruptcy as a response to business issues and on how they may be impacted by the bankruptcy filing of customers, vendors or other third parties.More »