Spencer A. Richards, based in the Firm’s New York City office, is a member of FKB’s legal malpractice and insurance broker liability practice. Spencer has taken the lead role in many successful outcomes over the past several years, both at the trial and appellate level on complex matters, including cyber security liability defense, Judiciary Law §487 violations, and class actions. Spencer has also proven himself as an effective mentor and resource in the Firm, helping direct and supervise FKB associates in many cases for the wide spectrum of professional liability insurers FKB works with. Spencer’s accessibility, dedication, work ethic, and ability to effectively litigate complex assignments have helped FKB’s LPL group achieve many remarkable results.
Spencer is a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers Law School. Prior to joining FKB, Spencer served as a judicial law clerk in the Essex County Superior Court – Law Division. Thereafter, Spencer worked for a firm in Morristown, New Jersey, focusing on employment litigation, insurance defense, and commercial real estate. Spencer is currently a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation where he is a member of the Cyber Claims and Diversity and Inclusivity Committees. Spencer has written multiple articles on emerging issues in the profession and lectured on best practices to avoid LPL claims. Spencer has also been selected as a Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star for the years 2020, 2021, and 2022.