Rich Sobiecki

Special Counsel

Washington, D.C.

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Rich Sobiecki’s practice focuses on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and appellate matters.

Mr. Sobiecki has significant first-hand experience handling complex cases from start to finish. From drafting complaints to deposing expert witnesses, from arguing dispositive motions to delivering jury addresses, Mr. Sobiecki has represented his clients in all phases of litigation. He has also represented clients in investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and in prosecutions brought by the Department of Justice.

Mr. Sobiecki has developed a deep experience in appellate matters. He has drafted numerous appellate briefs, including several amicus briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States, and has argued appeals in the D.C. Circuit, the New York State Appellate Division, and the Circuit Court of Montgomery County. At the trial level, he has presented arguments on behalf of his clients in more than a dozen state and federal jurisdictions across the country.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Sobiecki served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan H. Black of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Related Experience

Trial Experience

  • Secured jury verdict in excess of $1 billion for securities fraud on behalf of multimedia corporation
  • First-chaired criminal defense against claim of attempted murder and secured hung jury
  • Defended government agency against claims of employment discrimination
  • Defended former government official against claims of conspiracy and accepting illegal gratuities

Other Representations

  • Former government official-defense against claims of bribery, extortion, conspiracy, and accepting illegal gratuities
  • Foreign government officials-defense resulting in complete dismissal of fraud and expropriation action brought by foreign investors
  • Foreign political figure-prosecution of a multimillion-dollar fraud action
  • Fortune 500 energy corporation-representation in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation
  • Fortune 500 media corporation-representation in complex federal securities fraud and breach of contract litigation
  • FDIC as Receiver for Washington Mutual Bank-representation involving more than 20 class actions against failed bank, which resulted in class decertification in two separate actions

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer - Rising Star, 2013, 2014 & 2015