Richard Sharp is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm's Litigation & Arbitration Group. He joined the firm in 2003 as a partner, and was formerly a name partner in the firm of Solomon, Zauderer, Ellenhorn, Frischer & Sharp.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. Sharp is one of the leading practitioners representing major US and foreign broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investment partnerships in connection with a broad range of regulatory issues, SEC and self-regulatory organization enforcement investigations and proceedings, and corporate transactions.
During more than 25 years in private practice, Mr. Sharp has counseled almost all of the major securities firms in the United States and many foreign broker-dealers on various regulatory matters, with a particular focus on trading issues under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other self-regulatory organizations.
Recognition & Accomplishments
From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Sharp served as Head of the Office of Trading Practices and Assistant Director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Market Regulation. He previously served as Branch Chief and Trial Attorney in the SEC's Division of Enforcement. Mr. Sharp is a member of the Corporate Law Section of the American Bar Association
He is a frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad and author of numerous publications on issues relating to the regulation of broker-dealers and investment advisers, the structure and operation of the securities markets, evolving concepts of best execution and supervision, and the international trading of securities.
Since 2008, Chambers USA recognized Mr. Sharp as one of the leading lawyers in America for Financial Services Regulation in the areas of Banking Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations and Broker Dealer Regulation. Euromoney's Benchmark: Litigation, Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys has also recognized his expertise in representing US and foreign broker-dealers.