Richard J.L. Lomuscio

Counsel New York
richard.lomuscio dbr.com
Phone: (212) 248-3164

About

Richard J.L. Lomuscio has extensive experience managing multimillion-dollar litigation and regulatory matters involving complex financial instruments, mortgage securitizations and corporate governance. He previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs and as a Director at UBS Investment Bank in New York. Rich’s experience allows him to assist his clients in all areas of complex litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters, particularly in the financial services, insurance and technology industries.

Rich is a contributor to the firm's SEC Law Perspectives Blog, which provides reports, discussions, and analyses on noteworthy trends in enforcement and regulatory activity of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other agencies, such as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Experience

  • Litigated FINRA arbitration through hearing obtaining dismissal of claims that leading international financial services firm was involved in alleged wrongdoing in connection with the collapse of Enron.
  • Represented well-known international electronics firm, successfully arguing motions in federal court precluding the disclosure of confidential documents, and obtaining favorable settlement of false advertising action.
  • Managed a team of six lawyers and ten paralegals in defending dozens of complex securities class actions involving “dot.com” bubble, including oversight of briefing and extensive eDiscovery.
  • Defended insurance and banking companies in disputes with former employees, including AAA arbitration for largest Canadian life insurance company relating to whether acquisition of U.S. company triggered payments under a compensation plan.
  • Represented clients in civil and criminal matters before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on multiple occasions successfully arguing in formal presentations to these regulators that potential charges be reduces or dropped.
  • Engaged in various pro bono activities throughout career, including obtaining protective orders for victims of domestic violence and successfully arguing for affirmance of conviction following appointment as a Special District Attorney in Kings County, New York.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D., 1999, Order of the Coif
  • Trinity College, B.A., 1994, Phi Beta Kappa

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Organizations

  • New York City Bar Association, Securities Litigation Committee
  • New York City Bar Association, Committee on Middle Eastern and North African Affairs