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Richard H. Herold

Richard H. Herold

Partner| Phoenix


Rick's complex commercial litigation and trial work focuses on (a) serving as lead and local counsel in state and federal courts in financial services, trade secret/intellectual property, real estate and franchise litigation and (b) assisting as outside general counsel striving to manage risks. 

Rick is a Co-Chair of the Firm’s real estate litigation practice and has represented a wide array of international, national, regional and Arizona-based businesses and individuals. 

Rick’s representative matters include the following: (1) claims involving trade secrets, lost profits and intellectual property with alleged damages in the $15-$275 million range arising in the banking, credit card, national defense and satellite communications industries; (2) securities law violations involving banks, law firms, and investment banks in cases with alleged damages in the $10-$250 million range; (3) condemnation, quiet title, prescriptive easement and adverse possession proceedings involving real property and water rights issues for utilities, private landowners and mining concerns with alleged damages in the $5-$100 million range; (4) commercial receiverships, trustee’s sales and loan workouts involving loans and/or collateral valued in the $2-75 million range; and (5) requests for temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief filed on behalf of banks, credit unions, manufacturers, distributors, franchisors and property owners.

  • George Washington University School of Law (J.D., 1990)
  • Emory University (B.A., 1986)
    • Strasbourg, France (Fall, 1984)
  • American Bar Association
    • Commercial & Business Litigation Committee (2013-present)
    • Ethics Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2013-2014)
    • Trade Secrets Litigation Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2013-2014)
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court (2004-2007, 2014-2015)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Fee Arbitration Committee, Member (2005-2012), Chair (2008-2011)
    • Ethics Committee (2010-present)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016-present)
  • Urban Land Institute (2013-present)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, District XIII, Ethics Committee appointment (1996-1997)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2016)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2014-2015), Bank Litigation (2013)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Banking (2013)
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Arizona Affiliate, Board of Directors (2014-present)
  • Paradise Valley, Arizona Personnel Appeals Board/Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board (2013-present)
  • Emory College Alumni, Board of Directors (2012-2015)
  • Brophy College Preparatory
    • Dad's Club (2010-present)
  • Phoenix Country Day School Dad's Club (2013-present)
  • Pro Bono Legal Service to Clients
    • Death Penalty Representation Project of the ABA (2013-present)
    • Ninth Circuit Appointee to Assist on Immigration and Asylum Matters (2012-present)
    • Volunteer Lawyers’ Program (2003-present)
  • Valley of the Sun United Way
    • Resource Management Committee (2011-2014)
    • "Destination Graduation" Mentor at Central High School (2012-2013 Academic Year)
  • St. Mary's Food Bank, Volunteer (2011-present)
  • Economic Club of Phoenix (September 2011-present)
  • Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (2011-present)
  • Junior Achievement of the Central District of Arizona, Board of Directors (2006-2008)
  • State Bar of Arizona’s "Operation Good Neighbor" Program (aiding displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina), Volunteer
  • United Way of Somerset County, New Jersey, General Counsel and Trustee (1993-1996)
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner, Phoenix, Arizona
  • McCarter & English, LLP, Associate, Newark, New Jersey
  • Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Law Clerk, Washington, DC
  • Henderson Trout, Articled Clerk, Brisbane, Australia
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit