J. Richard Supple Jr. is the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s New York office and Co-Leader of its Lawyers for Professionals Department. He represents law firms and lawyers in professional ethics-related matters, including disciplinary and legal malpractice cases, partnership and fee disputes, disqualification and sanctions motions, risk management advising and internal investigations. Mr. Supple also has significant experience counseling law firms with respect to joint-venture transactions, dissolutions and lending and credit agreements.
As a former prosecutor and defense counsel, Mr. Supple has tried, arbitrated, served as an expert, mediated and litigated numerous disciplinary and other ethics-related cases in federal and state courts. In addition, he has argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals, and intermediate appellate courts throughout New York.