Richard counsels on health care regulatory, transactional and litigation matters, providing practical, actionable advice to health plans on compliance with federal law, including all health care programs (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid). Richard’s legal expertise is complemented by significant experience in the Medicaid managed care sector as the former General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Trillium Health Resources.


Representative Matters

  • Advises on and evaluates health care corporate compliance programs, including assessments of whether health plans meet evolving legal, contractual, and regulatory standards.
  • Directs and manages all phases of civil and administrative litigation and discovery, including post judgment activities and appellate work.
  • Advises on matters of privacy and security implicating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2.
  • Defends cases brought by Medicaid providers and suppliers against health plans and contractors in state, federal, and administrative courts

Professional Experience

  • General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, Trillium Health Resources (2015-2021)
  • Partner, Private law practice (2006-2015)
  • Associate, Private law practice (2003-2006)
  • Associate, Private law practice (2002-2003)

*Not admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Supervised by principals of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar.

Practice Areas



J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with Distinction and Highest Honors


  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Graham C. Mullen, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (2000)

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar (*Pending, supervised by principals of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar)
  • North Carolina Bar

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