Richard J. Stark


Rick retired from Cravath’s Litigation Department in December 2021. As a Cravath partner, he earned wide recognition as a leading litigator in complex business litigation, as well as a trusted advisor to his clients. Rick has particular expertise in antitrust, intellectual property and securities litigation, and has deep litigation experience in a number of technology sectors, including software, computer systems, and microelectronics, as well as in biotechnology, life sciences, and banking. Along with his decades of legal experience, Rick has a graduate degree in Computer Science (machine learning) and is a registered patent attorney. He has advised corporate leaders on complex litigation strategy, antitrust, intellectual property, standard‑setting, contract litigation, and deal litigation.