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Richard Pu

Richard Pu

37 years of experience litigating in the federal and state courts, and before ar
  • Business Law, International Law, Legal Malpractice
  • New York
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My education and work history include Harvard College, B.A. 1972; NYU School of Law, J.D. 1977; Editor, NYU Law Review, 1976-77; Law Clerk to Hon. Lloyd F. MacMahon, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York, 1978-79; Litigation Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell, 1977-1983.

As a law clerk to a federal judge, I became familiar with the concerns of the judge, and give an insider's understanding of what will and won't work with a federal judge. As a litigator at a large law firm, I worked with big name litigators like Bob Fiske, who would later become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; and with Lawrence Walsh, a retired federal judge, best known for prosecuting Oliver North. Also, as an associate at a big firm, I became used to working on large, complex cases and to being up against other large firms, and am not intimidated by them. But as a sole practitioner, I am affordable-- so I can produce a large firm work product at a small firm's rates.

I have extensive experience litigating disputes arising out of trade, especially trade with China. Also have extensive experience litigating under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), which permits recovery of treble damages and attorneys fees. Additionally, I have extensive experience representing franchisees in disputes with their franchisees.

New York University School of Law
J.D. (1977)
Activities: Editor of the New York University Law Review.
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Columbia University
M.S. (1973) | Journalism
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Harvard University
B.A. (1972) | History and Literature
Honors: cum laude
Activities: Editor, Lion Rampant Literary Magazine; Violinist, Bach Society Chamber Orchestry
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Professional Experience
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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Law Clerk
United States District Court
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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Professional Associations
Asian American Bar Association of New York
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New York State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • Free Consultation
    Telephone consultations only.
  • Contingent Fees
    Case must involve several hundred thousand dollars and the case for liability must be strong.
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
    Legal Malpractice
  • English
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Richard Pu
120 E 90th St
New York, NY 10128
Telephone: (212) 427-3665
Fax: (212) 427-6057