Richik Sarkar is a courtroom advocate, boardroom strategist, and collaborative leader. He directs commercial, consumer, and cybersecurity litigation for clients of all sizes and is a nationally recognized class action litigator. Building upon his experience as the Chief Privacy Officer for a $65,000,000 company, he is also a data privacy expert.
Richik advises and advocates for clients working in media, technology, utility, real estate, finance, retail, and other industries concerning risk and crisis management and is regularly sought to speak on issues related to ESG, cybersecurity and data privacy, corporate and governance strategy, policy management, and regulatory investigations. Richik also has extensive experience resolving civil investigative demands and disputes involving, among other things, the FTC Act; the TCPA; the ADA; state and federal corruption and trade practices statutes; state and federal consumer protection and UDAP laws and common law negligence; breach of fiduciary duty; breach of contract; and conspiracy theories.
Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, an Ohio Super Lawyer and on Lawyers of Color’s “Nation’s Best” list, Richik excels in four areas: (1) directing commercial and consumer litigation – including shareholder and class action litigation – across the country for, among others, retailers, financial institutions, small and middle market companies, and manufacturers; (2) handling federal, state, and internal investigations and litigation related to, among other things, ESG, fraud, unfair and deceptive practices, false advertising, cybersecurity issues, and data privacy violations; (3) relying upon his experience as a Chief Privacy Officer, counseling companies and boards about their cybersecurity and data privacy duties, risks, and protocols; and, (4) advising small, middle market, and Fortune 500 clients on legal and business issues and strategy (e.g. ESG, governance, shareholder disputes, real estate, access to capital, trademarks, patents, etc.) and connecting them with other attorneys and consultants who can address specific problems that are outside of his expertise.
In short, Richik helps his clients achieve their goals by leveraging his network and providing them bespoke commercial judgment, legal intelligence, and strategic vision.