Richard is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at The University of Minnesota Law School. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, in history from Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale University, where he was an editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Following law school, he clerked for Judge John T. Noonan Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and later practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City and Finn Dixon & Herling in Stamford, Connecticut. From February 2005 to July 2007, Richard was Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush in the White House Counsel’s office, serving as the chief ethics lawyer for the President, White House employees and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the Executive Branch.
Richard’s blog posts at The Purple Elephant (click).