Richard Wolter

Senior Counsel

Practice Areas
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2007

New York University, M.A., 1999

New York University, B.A., 1995

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Richard Wolter is a seasoned litigator for Davidoff Hutcher & Citron’s New York City office with 15 years of experience as an attorney handling complex commercial litigation disputes from intake through appeals in federal and state courts. He also has expansive proficiency in business divorce, shareholder derivative actions, and structured finance litigation.


Representative matters include

  • Won dismissal of all claims against former company director brought by shareholder alleging securities violations, corporate waste, breach of fiduciary duty, and insider trading.
  • Won summary judgment for international toy manufacturer dismissing claims of unpaid sales commissions.
  • Won summary judgment for national bank dismissing claims by former executive for breach of separation agreement.
  • Obtained injunction against a former employee of an internet start-up for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of a non-compete agreement.
  • Obtained settlement of FINRA arbitration for the full amount of unpaid compensation and bonuses brought on behalf of interest-rate swaps trader against multinational investment bank.
  • Represented trustee of several RMBS trusts concerning multibillion-dollar claims against mortgage originators for the repurchase of defective mortgage loans.
  • Represented hedge fund in connection with the Department of Justice’s investigation of potential violations of federal antitrust laws in credit derivatives trading, processing, clearing, and information services.
  • Counseled and provided litigation-risk analyses to government-sponsored enterprise concerning claims arising from breaches of representations and warranties in RMBS offering materials.
  • Represented individual investigated by U.S. and U.K. regulatory authorities concerning Libor manipulation.
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