CLEVELAND, November 4, 2015—McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that Richik Sarkar has joined the firm as a Member. He will practice within the firm's national Commercial Litigation team and will be based in the firm's Cleveland office.

Sarkar has extensive experience in contracts, commercial law, sales and trade practices, business torts, professional negligence and malpractice, financial services law, internal investigations, corporate governance, and compliance and risk management. His client base includes public and private entities such as small and minority-owned businesses; sports and media agencies; technology companies; school districts; governments; utilities; multinational corporations; and global, national, and regional financial institutions and community banks.

"Richik brings remarkable depth to our team in several areas of commercial litigation, particularly with regard to his work representing mortgage servicers and financial institutions," said Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford. "Richik is committed to addressing the legal, compliance, and business issues of companies he represents in a proactive and efficient manner, bringing incredible value to the table for our clients in Cleveland as well as nationwide. We are excited to welcome him to the McGlinchey Stafford team," Aguilar added.

Sarkar received his J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1998, and his master's degree and bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1994 and 1993, respectively. He is highly involved in professional organizations within the Cleveland legal and business communities, serving in leadership roles within a number of organizations including the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, the Greater Cleveland Partnership's Commission on Economic Inclusion, and the Rainey Institute. He was selected to the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2015, a program of the Cleveland Leadership Center.

McGlinchey Stafford's national Commercial Litigation team has grown by 22 attorneys since January 2015. The firm's Cleveland office, opened in 2001, has grown to 19 attorneys who focus on financial services, commercial litigation, and transactional matters.

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