Richard S. Taffet

Richard S. Taffet is Partner at Morgan Lewis. He serves as lead counsel in a wide range of antitrust, intellectual property, and other domestic and international litigation and counselling matters. He represents clients in technology, financial, industrial products, and consumer goods industries.

For over 40 years Richard has tried cases in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings; represented clients’ interests in appeals to numerous Federal Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States; and has advised clients in connection with a broad range of competition and intellectual property matters. Richard also regularly assists clients in matters before the United States Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, as well as foreign competition and other regulatory bodies, including in European and Asian jurisdictions.

Richard is also recognized as a leading counsel and thought leader in connection with matters involving technology standards development. Richard has represented standard development organizations (SDOs) and technology consortia, as well as participants in such bodies in connection with the development and use of SDO patent and intellectual property rights (IPR) policies, licensing and technology transfer strategies, related commercial and antitrust issues, numerous litigations, advocacy to US and foreign legislative bodies and enforcement and regulatory agencies, and extensive legal and economic writing and speaking endeavors.

Richard is noted in Chambers USA “as a proficient and respected antitrust and IP lawyer,” and for his “excellent strategic views and his ability to always think one step ahead.”