Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP is proud to welcome Richard J. Bettan to the firm. 

Before joining Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, Mr. Bettan was counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.  Mr. Bettan has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation in federal and state court and in arbitration.  He was a key member of trial teams in three major federal litigations, including a dispute between former AIG Chairman Hank Greenberg and AIG, which resulted in a jury verdict denying AIG’s claim seeking $4.3 billion worth of AIG stock; the dispute between the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate and Barclays Capital Inc., in which the bankruptcy court denied the Lehman estate’s claim to $16 billion of assets purchased by Barclays; and the federal trial that successfully overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage (Proposition 8) under the United States Constitution. 

Mr. Bettan graduated cum laude from Brown University, where he was a University Scholar, and he subsequently earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2005. Prior to law school, Mr. Bettan served as Deputy Finance Director for the successful 2002 congressional re-election campaign of Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI).

Mr. Bettan is a member of the bar of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and before the Ninth Circuit.