Richard J. Hoskins
Richard is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer with special focus in the fields of intellectual property and antitrust.
He has successfully litigated and tried a large number of complex jury and non-jury cases, civil and criminal, in federal courts around the country, especially cases involving patent infringement, antitrust violations, trade secrets and unfair competition. He has also litigated and tried cases in the International Trade Commission. He counsels extensively in the antitrust and intellectual property fields.
Richard is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, where he has taught Civil Procedure, Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Regulation & Competition. He has published in a variety of legal journals and been a frequent speaker at legal forums.
Richard is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Criminal Division, and associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.
Boards, Memberships & Certifications
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Chicago Council of Lawyers
- Seventh Circuit Bar Association
- The Christian Century Foundation, Board of Directors
- Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, Chancellor Emeritus
- Episcopal Charities and Community Services, Board of Trustees
- St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Chicago, Honorary Canon and Chancellor
- Pullman Educational Foundation, Board of Directors
- Northwestern University School of Law, Senior Lecturer, Robert Childres Award for Excellence in Teaching
- University of Virginia School of Law, Adjunct Professor
- Yale Law School, Guest Lecturer
- UCLA, Los Angeles — School of Law, Guest Lecturer
- University of Miami School of Law, Guest Lecturer
- University of Chicago Graham School, Instructor in the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults
- Richard has served on the Federal Defender Panel and been involved in criminal and civil pro bono cases, including those involving religious freedom and other First Amendment issues. He has served in various capacities with the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church, including the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons, and as Chancellor of the Diocese of Chicago.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
Richard has been a guest lecturer in antitrust law at Yale, UCLA, and the University of Miami Law Schools, and has presented papers on antitrust law at the Institute for the Study of Mergers & Acquisitions. He has also made presentations to the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Municipal League.
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, ACTL (since 1997)
- Fellow, American Bar Foundation, ABF (since 2002)
- Peer Reviewed AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell (since 1985)
- Outstanding Professor Award from Northwestern University School of Law
- Illinois Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2006-2009, 2011-2018)
- Illinois Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2008-2011)
Bar & Court Admissions
- Illinois Bar
- New York Bar
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
University of Chicago, PhD, 2016Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, JD, 1970University of Kansas, BA, 1967