Richik Sarkar - McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

Richik Sarkar

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Richik Sarkar is a staunch business and legal advocate, but more importantly, a trusted legal and business advisor to his clients. Richik protects his clients' interests by providing legal advice and commercial judgment tailored to his clients' corporate and business strategies and by monitoring project costs and expenses to ensure that budgets, goals and established performance metrics are met.

With a goal of helping businesses adapt responses to events to improve business outcomes, Richik applies comprehensive strategy and analysis to anticipate, identify, and address his clients' legal, compliance, and business issues and disputes before they become complicated (and expensive) problems. Using this proactive approach, Richik aims to help clients prevent operational and reputational risk that threatens the success of their businesses.

For more than a decade, Richik has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and Ohio Super Lawyers for his extensive experience in contracts, commercial law, sales and trade practices, business torts, professional negligence and malpractice, financial services law, internal investigations, corporate governance, and compliance and risk management.

Richik's clients include public and private entities of all sizes: small and minority-owned businesses, sports and media agencies, technology companies, school districts, governments, utilities, multinational corporations, and global, national, and regional financial institutions and community banks. Working with such diverse groups, he has developed a wealth of experience in the following areas, among others:

  • Complex litigation
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Policy and process management
  • Business divorce
  • Director and officer liability
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Predatory lending
  • Unfair competition
  • Class action defense
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Richik is also well-versed in handling litigation and business matters relating to the following legislation:

  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Regulation X
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) 
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA/AML)
  • Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • False Claims Act (FCA)

In these and other areas, Richik directs litigation, special projects (organizational updates, policies, strategies, investigations, etc.) and crisis management.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • University of MichiganCase Western Reserve University School of LawJ.D. 1998
    American Bar AssociationEighth District Judicial ConferenceNational Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationNorth American South Asian Bar AssociationAsian American Bar Association of Ohio

    Office Location

    25550 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 406
    Cleveland, OH 44122-4640
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation