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Jeffrey P. Richter

Jeffrey Richter is an associate whose practice combines cross-border transactions and dispute resolution. He advises clients on M&A, supply and distribution arrangements, and various commercial projects. He also helps clients resolve complex commercial disputes, often working with multi-jurisdiction litigation teams across the firm's network. Jeffrey has represented clients in high-value disputes before US courts and international arbitrations, in addition to advising clients on dispute avoidance through risk management and negotiated settlements. His experience includes disputes involving commercial contract, product liability, environmental tort, employee benefits, and class actions. Jeffrey also regularly helps international clients navigate labor and employment matters in Japan such as dismissals and workplace harassment. 

Jeffrey has represented clients across a wide variety of industries and has also engaged in substantial pro bono work on behalf of animal rights organizations and indigent individuals.

Jeffrey was based in the firm's Pittsburgh office before moving to Tokyo. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. 

During law school, Jeffrey was appointed academic director of the Moot Court Board and contributing editor of the Iowa Law Review. He was also a member of the National Moot Court Team, representing the law school at the competition's final round in New York.

While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Jeffrey participated in a one-year exchange program at Meiji University in Tokyo, where he focused on Japanese history and language studies.

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™ in Japan for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2025
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award, 2019, 2022, and 2023
  • America-Japan Society, Member
  • United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Middle-school mentor
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Law-school mentor
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