Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Rick Herold as a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group.
During his career, Herold has focused his mediation, arbitration, litigation, and trial work in (1) real estate litigation for developers and other property owners, including condemnation litigation; (2) financial services litigation for banks and other creditors; and (3) employment litigation on behalf of management aimed at protecting trade secrets and avoiding the solicitation of customers and employees.
“We continue to experience high-quality growth in our Phoenix office, and Rick represents another significant addition that aids Spencer Fane in serving our clients’ most important matters,” said Andy Federhar, Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Phoenix. “Rick is a well-respected member of the legal community in Arizona, and Spencer Fane will benefit from his vast experience in complex litigation.”
Herold’s representative matters demonstrate a practical and tailored approach to dispute resolution, leading to early mediated resolutions, targeted summary judgment efforts to resolve federal and state court cases early and avoid trial, and successful jury trial results across a range of industries, from banking to mining to real estate development, generally in matters with $500,000 to $250 million in dispute. Representing plaintiffs and defendants equally, he has frequently been successful in recovering counsel fees and costs for his clients.
A frequent presenter to legal and trade organizations, Herold completed his undergraduate education at Emory University in Atlanta before obtaining his Juris Doctor from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In addition to his day to day legal work, he has provided pro bono assistance for the State Bar of Arizona’s Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, for The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, for Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, and as an appointee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on immigration matters.
Herold is also a member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Personnel Appeals Board for the Town of Paradise Valley in Arizona.