Richard A. Edlin - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Richard A. Edlin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 212-801-6528

Mr. Edlin is an accomplished trial lawyer. He has broad experience in both trial and appellate courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has tried cases in federal and state courts all over the country and has handled domestic and international arbitrations.

Mr. Edlin handles a wide variety of litigation and routinely acts for companies and their management in areas such as securities, general commercial and contractual disputes, antitrust and intellectual property. He is currently handling major matters for leading financial institutions arising out of the economic downturn and real estate collapse; for leading pharmaceutical companies involved in contract disputes; antitrust investigations; intellectual property litigation for major electronics companies; and for individuals involved in various commercial disputes.

Mr. Edlin has been recognized and selected as a leading litigator by a number of professional publications, including Chambers & Partners USA Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Lawdragon and Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Edlin is a frequent lecturer on litigation strategy and is the author of Courtroom Strategies for Litigation Success.

Mr. Edlin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Justice Center; a member of the Board of Governors of Hackensack University Medical Center, where he serves on the finance committee; a trustee of The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, where he serves as Treasurer and chairs the development and finance committees; a member of the Economic Club of New York; a fellow of the Litigation Council of America; and a trustee of New Jersey SEEDS, among other professional and community activities.

Mr. Edlin received his B.A. degree from Tufts University, magna cum laude in history, was a varsity athlete and the winner of the New Jersey Rhodes Scholarship competition. He received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Notes editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Following his graduation, Mr. Edlin served as law clerk to Hon. Lee P. Gagliardi of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Edlin is the Chair of the New York Litigation Practice, the Chair for Regional Operations, focusing on the firm's offices outside the United States, and is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.

Tufts UniversityBA 1982Columbia Law SchoolJ.D. 1985
The Entrepreneurship InstituteBoard of Directors, Youth Education Through Sports, Inc.Bar Association of the City of New YorkInternational Bar AssociationJudiciary Committee of the Federation Internationale du Sport UniversitaireNew Jersey SeedsLitigation Counsel of AmericaHackensack University Medical CenterThe Economic Club of New YorkUrban Justice Center

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Areas of Concentration
  • Commercial litigation, including securities and antitrust
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Domestic and international arbitrations, including matters before the ICC, CIETAC, HKIAC and the UN.
  • Securitization
  • Life sciences
  • Venture capital
  • Regulatory investigations
Other Experience
  • Mr. Edlin has been interviewed frequently concerning his representation of his clients and has appeared on CNN, ABC and CBS Television and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Law360, The Daily Telegraph (London), Investors Business Daily, The Hill, Reuters, The Associated Press, The New York Post, The Civil RICO Reporter, and numerous other publications.

Client Comments

"Rich Edlin is one of the brightest lawyers in the country. He is able to get to the heart of the matter easily and plans an efficient and successful game plan. He is also the best I have worked with at preparing a witness. He is excellent all the way around!"

"Rich is a very experienced and professional trial lawyer. He effectively communicates with a broad range of audiences. He's equally impressive before a jury, a judge, a mediator or an adversary. He cares first about achieving a desired result, and delivering that result in a cost-effective manner is never far from his mind. Rich has an ability to distill a complex matter into its most digestible parts, confidently discarding the rest. I believe that is what makes him productive and efficient."

-John Burtis
Principal Litigation Counsel
Medtronic, Inc.

Office Location

MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Securities)