Richard I. Janvey



  • University of Wisconsin (Madison)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Chicago Law School

Areas of Practice:

Admitted to Practice:

  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Richard I. Janvey


(212) 430-5401

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As a business advisor, mediator, negotiator and litigator, Richard I. Janvey is entrusted with addressing clients’ most significant challenges. He counsels clients on commercial relationships, negotiates and mediates intra- and inter-company conflicts and advocates powerfully in court. He is brought in by boards of directors of commercial and nonprofit organizations to conduct internal investigations and to untangle all kinds of difficult situations.

Integrating his counseling and litigation skills, Richard also mediates disputes for clients and facilitates resolution through less expensive, contentious and time-consuming proceedings. He has formal trainings in mediation and negotiation from The Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School.

His clients are closely-held businesses, partnerships, corporations, foreign investors, investment funds, senior executive officers and directors, and not-for-profit organizations.

Richard’s litigation and dispute resolution experience encompasses commercial, financial, securities, partnership, cross-border transactions, bankruptcy, business torts, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets and restrictive covenant litigation.

As a business counselor and securities lawyer, Richard advises on and negotiates: 

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Relationships
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Shareholder/Partnership Agreements and Dissolutions
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Sales
  • Employment/Compensation

Richard joined Diamond McCarthy in 2007 to spearhead the firm’s entry into the New York market. Previously, he was the senior partner of a mid-size New York law firm, Janvey, Gordon, Herlands, Randolph & Cox, a litigator with Debevoise & Plimpton, and Associate General Counsel of Arthur Young (Ernst & Young).

He holds leadership roles in numerous professional, civic and charitable organizations. 

Richard is a member of the New York and California state bars and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  

Richard is a member of the Mediation Panels for the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York and New York Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division.

  • New York State Bar Association: Dispute Resolution Section: Executive Committee; Co-Chair of the Negotiation Committee; and a member of the Mediation Committee
  • New York City Bar Association (City Bar):  Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • 2018 Recipient of AV Preeminate Attorney "The Highest Possible Rating", Judicial Edition from Martindale-Hubbell®