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Richard W. Trotter

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Richard W. Trotter


Richard Trotter is an associate in the Firm's Litigation and Bankruptcy Departments. Mr. Trotter's diverse practice includes litigating a wide variety of complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy disputes in state, federal and bankruptcy court. Such disputes have involved issues of contract, securities, real estate and bankruptcy law. He has experience with both commercial and municipal bankruptcy context and has worked to preserve and enforce the rights of different parties at all stages of bankruptcy. Mr. Trotter has also overseen and managed cases outside of bankruptcy in defending clients against fraud and breach of contract claims. He has been instrumental in the resolution of lawsuits through motion practice, including cases involving complex expert opinions and analysis.

Significant Matters

  • Representation of a large commercial entity in the defense of multiple claims of fraud and breach of contract in the District Court for the Eastern District of New York;
  • Representation of foreign entities in the defense of claw back claims in connection with the Madoff-related litigations pending in both the Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Southern District of New York;
  • Representation of large commercial real estate conglomerates in the foreclosure of commercial properties;
  • Coordination of complex, multi-jurisdictional and multi-national bankruptcy-related litigation.

Richard Trotter has or will serve as a speaker, moderator, event chair or panelist for the following events:


Law school:

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ('10)
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Best Individual Oralist, Whittier Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court National Honor Society


  • Fordham University ('06)
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha


  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • SDNY
  • EDNY

Award Recognition:

  • Rising Star-Super Lawyers: 2014-2018
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