Steven M. Richman holds a law degree from New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980, Order of the Coif, and a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Drew University. He is a member of Clark Hill PLC, based in Princeton and New York, with national and international litigation and arbitration practice including representation of foreign and domestic companies in dispute resolution and contract matters. He is the author of the ABA book, Photography Law Handbook, and has written and spoken extensively in the areas of international law, business and human rights, contracts, litigation and arbitration, and professional responsibility.
He is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, serves as one of its delegates to the ABA House of Delegates, and is a special advisor to the ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative. He is also Deputy ABA delegate to the United Nations and is a senior advisor to the ABA International Law Section Human Rights Committee. Within the International Bar Association, he is a Vice-Chair of the Bar Issues Commission and on its Policy Committee, through which he participated in the consideration of the IBA Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers.
He also serves on Business and Human Rights Working Group of the New York City Bar Association, and as Deputy Editor (English) of Juriste, the flagship publication of the UIA (International Association of Lawyers). His publications in the area of business and human rights include Steven M. Richman, Esq., Ethical Issues for Business Lawyers Under the United Nations Guiding Principles, 51 Int’l Law. 423 (2018).
He is a member of the New York City Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the ABA Representative to the Uniform Law Commission Supply Chain Transparency Study Committee, and a former member of the ABA Advisory Council on Human Rights. He has also been an ABA advisor and observer on other Uniform Law Commission study and drafting committees involving international issues, including as an observer to the Uniform Law Commission study committee on the choice of law and drafting committees on asset freezing orders and Canadian judgment enforcement.
He is on the American Arbitration Association Consumer Panel as an arbitrator, and on the Certified Mediator List of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He organized the 2018 American Bar Association International Law Conference on Investor Treaty Arbitration in Singapore. Selected practice area publications include the chapter on the choice of law in New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure (NJ Law Journal Books) and the chapter on the record on appeal in A Practitioner’s Guide to Appellate Advocacy (ABA Book Publishing) and is completing a book on contract law and boilerplate.
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