SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Leading corporate and business litigation boutique, Kaufhold Gaskin LLP, announced today the addition of partner Richard “Rick” Gallagher, who was the co-Managing Partner of Ropes & Gray’s California offices. The firm further announced its new name, Kaufhold Gaskin Gallagher LLP.
Gallagher is a 20-year veteran of the securities and corporate litigation bar with significant trial and corporate litigation experience representing public companies and funds in California and throughout the United States. He has prevailed as lead counsel in major securities class actions on behalf of public company clients such as LPL Financial and TriNet, and has represented dozens of public and private companies and funds in high value disputes since 2000. He has significant experience in the technology, life sciences, and fund industries, among others.
Gallagher said: “I could not be more excited to be joining KGG. Litigating major disputes in a boutique setting will give me the best of both worlds. In the legal market today, there is tremendous demand for lawyers who can offer the exceptional quality and pedigree of a top AmLaw firm, but in a highly scalable and economically efficient manner.”
“We’re pleased to add a stellar legal talent in Rick. His expansive private equity and venture fund knowledge will serve our clients well, and his securities litigation and investigative experience and client-first orientation meshes perfectly with ours,” added firm co-founder Jonathan Gaskin.
About Kaufhold Gaskin Gallagher: The firm is a San Francisco-based litigation boutique with a focus on securities and derivative litigation, business litigation, and investigations. Since its founding, the firm has represented hundreds of companies, funds, directors and officers in complex litigation and investigations in the California courts and across the Country. We offer the exceptional quality of a top AmLaw litigation practice but in a client-centric, boutique setting and our partners hail from the litigation departments of Akin Gump, Gibson Dunn, Orrick, and Ropes & Gray.