Joseph R. Richie

Attorney, Associate

Joe is an experienced litigation attorney with particular expertise in intellectual property litigation, contract disputes, and business torts.

Joe has achieved several favorable outcomes on behalf of his clients. Joe defended a major medical device manufacturer in a patent dispute where the plaintiff sought over $1 billion in damages, resulting in a jury verdict of non-infringement after trial. In a multi-district litigation involving another patent dispute, the court entered judgment for Joe’s clients following a bench trial and ordered the plaintiffs to pay his clients’ legal fees. And Joe was part of a team that obtained summary judgment and a multi-million dollar settlement in a complex contract dispute on behalf of an automotive parts manufacturing joint venture in a “bet the company” case against one of the joint venture partners. Joe has also helped obtain millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of major medical device manufacturers in disputes regarding fraudulent insurance and Medicare billing for their products.

Joe believes pro bono service is an important obligation for every attorney. He obtained a $4 million judgment in a class action suit on behalf of victims of a predatory housing scheme in New York City. He has represented prisoners in federal civil rights actions and has represented clients in immigration, housing, and family courts as well as in Social Security hearings. Joe has submitted amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal on behalf of the Innocence Project, American Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association on issues including LGBT rights, government surveillance, and constitutional rights.

From 2013 to 2014, Joe served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before joining Anthony Ostlund, he was an associate in the litigation department at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in New York City.

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

FTC takes New Approach to Economic Regulation, Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce - Partner Content, August 2021

Unpredictability in Privilege Law Creates Practical Challenges, Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce - Partner Content, January 2020


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