Stephen Richards

Stephen Richards’ practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes and complex litigation. He has represented a broad range of clients in litigation in both state and federal court. Mr. Richards’ recent professional experience includes breach of contract, consumer fraud, trademark, environmental, and insurance matters.

Mr. Richards also maintains an active pro bono practice, where he recently prevailed at trial on behalf of a client who had been a victim of domestic violence, securing a restraining order to protect the client from further abuse.

During law school, Mr. Richards was a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and co-president of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Representative Experience

  • Representing Tesla in multiple matters, including prominent litigation against a disgruntled ex-employee accused of stealing and leaking Tesla’s confidential information.
  • Representing Southern California Edison and Edison International in litigation arising out of the Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flows.
  • Represented Western Digital and its SanDisk subsidiaries in their widely publicized dispute with Toshiba over anti-transfer provisions in joint venture agreements governing the manufacture and development of NAND flash memory. The dispute encompasses multiple ICC arbitrations and litigation in the California trial and appellate courts, where SanDisk secured injunctive relief in aid of the arbitrations.
  • Representing the Navajo Nation in multiple matters, including an action against the USEPA and private parties for damages in connection with the Gold King Mine disaster.

Stephen Richards

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Stanford Law School (J.D., 2015)

Brigham Young University (B.S., Economics, 2012) summa cum laude, with University Honors


Hon. Cormac J. Carney, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California