Michael Richter represents clients in complex commercial disputes before trial and appellate courts in the United States and counsels clients on a wide variety of cybersecurity issues. He has a wide range of experience, including handling breach of contract and fraud claims, and he has extensive experience practicing in New York County’s Commercial Division, which handles large business disputes. Mr. Richter has published three op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and has published on a wide variety of topics in The National Law Journal, Law360, The Federal Times, The Hill and others. He has taught multiple classes and CLEs regarding litigation risks that can arise from cyber events, served as the chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Military Affairs and Justice Committee from 2014 to 2017, and is currently a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Richter previously was an intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and he led an intelligence community-wide program that was selected by Harvard University in 2008 as one of the most innovative government programs in America out of more than 1,000 competing programs. He previously served on the editorial boards of the Georgetown Law Journal, Studies in Intelligence (the premier scholarly journal of the United States intelligence community managed by the Central Intelligence Agency) and the Defense Intelligence Journal.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2011
  • M.S., National Intelligence University, 2004
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2003


  • New York

Michael P. Richter

Associate, Complex Litigation and Trials