Richard   Menaker


Phone: 212.545.1986
Fax: 212.545.1656
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
Suite 3500 , New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Richard Menaker


Dick has been a member of the New York Bar since 1975. He started his career as an associate of Sullivan & Cromwell before co-founding M & H in 1983. Dick concentrates in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and employment law counseling. He has represented business clients in dozens of cases in federal and state courts around the country at the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitrations and regulatory proceedings.

He has written on litigation procedure and on American and English constitutional history. A past Chair of the Committee on Legal History of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Dick has organized and moderated public programs at the Association and the New-York Historical Society on such subjects as federalism, the law practice of Alexander Hamilton, the Amistad case, Abraham Lincoln and civil rights, and the ambivalence of Thomas Jefferson.

Dick is a member of the American, New York State and New York City Bar Associations, as well as the Federal Bar Council. He is a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Northeast Region, which offers continuing legal education for trial lawyers. He is also a past officer and director of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and provides pro bono representation for indigent clients through that organization.



  • Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Designated a SuperLawyerTM for Business Litigation in New York.


Education & Admissions

  • University of Virginia, J.D. (1974)
  • University of Oxford, D.Phil. (1972)
  • Columbia College, A.B. (1969)
  • New York


  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Northeast Region, Member
  • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley pro bono panel, Member
  • Columbia College, Class Agent
  • Men’s Varsity Tennis Advisory Committee at Columbia University, Member
  • Rhodes Trust, Class Leader
  • University of Virginia School of Law, Moot Court Judge
  • Bronxville Pops Band, Member