Diamond McCarthy LLP
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

Richard I. Janvey


(212) 430-5401

[email protected]

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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.

Seminars & Events

  • Diamond McCarthy Partner Richard Janvey To Moderate Upcoming Webinar
  • In The Trustee's Backyard: Defending Attorneys against Trustee Claims
  • Richard I. Janvey presenter, Ponzi’s Revenge: Clawback and Financial Fraud Litigation, 2010 ABA Section of Litigation Annual CLE Conference, New York, NY (April 2010)
  • Richard I. Janvey guest speaker, Cross-Border Litigation Tactics and Strategies, 36th Annual Association of Business Trial Lawyers Seminar, Colorado Springs, CO (October 1-4, 2009)

Speeches & Publications

  • Richard Janvey Presents in "Court to Court" a Limited Scope Pro Bono Representation for Pro Se Litigants
  • An Arbitration Primer for Litigators: Dispute Resolution Section
  • BDO Seidman Continues To Rule NY Restrictive Covenants
  • A Court is a Poor Place to Air Dirty Linen
  • NY's Strong Ristrictions on Restrictive Covenants
  • Why You Should Stay Away From Oral Agreements
  • Partners Till Death Do Us Part
  • Fiduciary Duties in New York May Not Be in the Eyes of the Beholder
  • The Interplay of Attorney-Client Privilege and "Adverse" Directors in New York
  • "Confidential" Settlement Agreements in NY? Think Again
  • New York Limits Fidicuary Obligations in Limited Liability Companies
  • Delaware Discusses Fiduciary Obligation in Limited Liability Companies
  • Scope of Indemnification Rights Under LLC Law Limited
  • Business Divorce in New York State: The Courts May Call the Shots if You Deadlock


  • 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

Awards / Honors

  • 2018 Recipient of AV Preeminate Attorney "The Highest Possible Rating", Judicial Edition from Martindale-Hubbell®  


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