Richard L. Spinogatti

Senior Counsel

Richard Spinogatti is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department of Proskauer Rose LLP. Rich has more than 40 years of experience in federal and state courts in New York and other jurisdictions across the nation. In addition to litigating, trying cases, and arguing appeals at all levels, he has advised national and international clients in connection with internal investigations and represented them in civil and criminal investigations, in administrative proceedings before federal, state and local government agencies, and before industry regulatory organizations.
     Through his extensive representation of international, national, regional and local accounting firms, Rich has developed a broad knowledge of accounting, auditing and related professional services, and the complex regulatory structure governing the accounting profession. Rich is frequently called upon to consult with accountants and other professionals in pre-litigation contexts to avoid or minimize exposure risks. He has lectured and taught seminars for partners and employees of accounting firms on subjects ranging from accountants' liability to litigation support.
     Rich also has represented issuers, purchasers and sellers in litigation relating to securities transactions, major law firms in malpractice litigation, a major defense contractor, several large manufacturing companies, investment banking organizations and other financial institutions, as well as numerous corporate officers and directors.
     Rich has tried numerous civil and criminal cases involving complex commercial transactions, including a broad spectrum of alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, consumer protection statutes, and the accountancy laws in various jurisdictions, as well as common law claims. 
     Rich is a frequent author of published articles relating to the securities laws, corporate governance and the accounting profession.


J.D., Columbia University School of Law (1971)
B.A., Fordham University (1968)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:

5501 T.M., The Liability of Accountants to Non-Clients for Professional Malpractice (co-author)