Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is a dynamic and entrepreneurial firm with deep experience and relationships in the financial markets and the business community. The firm conducts a highly collaborative practice through approximately 65 lawyers based in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. RK&O’s key attribute is the ability to find thoughtful, creative solutions to the hardest legal problems, in a manner carefully tailored to its clients’ objectives. Whether in a transaction, litigation or regulatory matter, RK&O lawyers seek to provide precisely the technically excellent, informed and efficient service that they would want to receive as a client.
Arthur S. Greenspan is a litigation partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP in New York City. He helps financial services and other corporate clients effectively navigate and defend governmental and regulatory investigations and complex securities and other financial litigation. He also represents senior executives and professionals in both investigations and litigations.
Mr. Greenspan has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers in the areas of securities litigation and white collar defense (2007-2017). He is an officer of the Federal Bar Council (FBC), and served as President of the FBC American Inn of Court (2009-2010). He received a B.S.E. degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1986, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1989. He served as a law clerk for Judge John M. Walker, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1989-1990.
Professor Paul Rose is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and professor in business law and securities law at The Ohio State University. He has written extensively on sovereign wealth funds, corporate governance, and securities regulation, and has consulted the U.S. Senate Committee, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, the Government Accountability Office, and the Congressional Research Service. Prior to joining the faculty at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Professor Rose was a visiting assistant professor in securities and finance at Northwestern University School of Law, practiced law in Covington & Burling LLP’s San Francisco office and worked as an assistant trader in equity and emerging market derivatives at Citibank. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Philosophy, and has a J.D. from the U.C.L.A. School of Law.
Professor Colombo teaches Business Organizations, Securities Regulation, Contracts, and a seminar in corporate and securities law at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law. His scholarship has focused largely on issues of securities fraud, corporate law, and financial regulation, and has done so via the application of natural law theory, economic theory, moral philosophy, and neuroscience. More recently, his scholarship has addressed the constitutional rights of business entities. In 2015 he authored a book on the subject, entitled “The First Amendment and the Business Corporation,” published by Oxford University Press.
Professor Colombo has earned the Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication, and has addressed academic and professional associations around the country, including the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, the Federal Bar Council, and a number of law schools and business schools. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Newsday, Bloomberg, and The Daily Beast, and his op-eds / letters have been published in The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Financial Times, and The Huffington Post. He has also appeared on “Brad and Britt in the Morning” (FM Talk 101.1 WZTK Radio), “The John Williams Show” (830 AM WCCO [CBS] Radio), and Hofstra’s Ed Ingles’ Show “Newsline” (88.7 FM WRHU). Professor Colombo serves on the editorial review board of the Review of Business, and as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). From 2013-2015, Professor Colombo served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Hofstra Law School.
Before joining the Hofstra faculty in 2006, Professor Colombo served in the Complex Global Litigation Group of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., as vice president and counsel. In this position, Professor Colombo supervised investigations, litigations, and regulatory inquiries affecting Morgan Stanley's investment banking franchise. Prior to that, Professor Colombo practiced as a litigation associate at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell, where, among other things, he represented corporate and banking clients in civil and criminal investigations conducted by the S.E.C., the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Federal Reserve Bank; in matters before state courts, federal courts, and arbitration panels; and in appeals before the Third Circuit, the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. From 2000-2003, Professor Colombo also served on the Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.