Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that partner Rick Reibman has been named the managing partner of the Firm’s Chicago office, effective March 2, 2020. Rick is a vice chair of Thompson Coburn’s Corporate and Securities group.
“Our Firm management carefully considered the current and future needs of our growing Chicago office and decided Rick is the perfect leader to move us forward in Chicago,” said Thompson Coburn Chair Tom Minogue. “Rick is an outstanding practitioner and dedicated practice leader, with direct business experience from his time as a business professional in the financial markets. He’s also warm, approachable and highly collaborative — all essential qualities in a leader at Thompson Coburn.”
“I’m honored to serve as the managing partner of Thompson Coburn’s Chicago office, a place where I have felt so welcome and supported since joining the Firm eight years ago,” said Rick. “This is an exceptional team of attorneys, paralegals and staff that is totally dedicated to client service. We work hard, have fun and support each other. I look forward to continuing that commitment to excellence and welcoming more partners, associates and staff to our team.”
With 30-plus years of experience in legal and regulatory issues related to the financial markets, Rick serves as a trusted legal advisor to trading firms, brokerage firms, trade execution firms and investment managers in the futures, commodities, securities and options markets.
In his extensive regulatory work for the financial services industry, Rick has successfully represented clients before NFA, FINRA, CFTC, SEC and the various futures and securities exchanges, and frequently leads litigation efforts in these highly complex areas.
Unique among financial regulatory attorneys, Rick has direct experience in the futures and options markets, having spent the first decade of his career as a principal of futures and options arbitrage and brokerage operations.
Rick also regularly advises companies and ventures of all types on business formation, strategic transactions, agreements, corporate governance and general business counseling. For many years Rick worked in the area of bankruptcy and creditors' rights, where he represented secured creditors, trade creditors and commercial debtors inside and outside the bankruptcy process, often leading the workout or restructuring of distressed loans covering many types of collateral.
Rick has served as adjunct professor of law at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, where for more than a decade he regularly taught courses in financial services regulation and served on the law school's Compliance Advisory Panel.
A resident of Highland Park, Illinois, Rick earned his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and obtained a B.A. from the New College in Sarasota, Florida.
Home to more than 65 attorneys, Thompson Coburn’s Chicago office includes attorneys practicing in the business-critical practice groups of litigation, real estate (including tax and land use), corporate, intellectual property, cybersecurity, employee benefits, futures and securities enforcement, labor and employment, finance, bankruptcy, private client, environmental, health care, lobbying/policy, public finance, tax and international trade and transportation. As former in-house counsel, prosecutors and government regulators, the Firm’s Chicago attorneys are equipped to deliver exceptional legal counsel to publicly and closely held corporations, limited liability partnerships, joint ventures, financial institutions and sole and family proprietorships across nearly every major industry and business sector.
Thompson Coburn is a full-service law firm with 375 attorneys practicing in more than 50 areas of law, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, St. Louis and Southern Illinois. In 2019, the Firm was recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel as an ACC Value Champion, an international honor that recognizes “best-in-class” innovations that drive value and dramatically improve efficiencies within corporate law departments.
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