Richard A. Beran is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Business and Financial Services Litigation Group. Mr. Beran regularly practices before courts in New Jersey and New York in all areas of business law with an emphasis in financial products litigation. His practice also includes conducting corporate internal and financial fraud investigations and management of high profile media driven scandals.
Mr. Beran's most recent activities include: the representation of New Jersey-based financial institutions and their boards of directors in trials and appeals arising from their conversions from mutual savings and loan associations to stock savings banks; the nationwide defense of child care providers and religious organizations in lawsuits and investigations involving sexual tort claims; and the representation of broker-dealers, investment advisors and insurance producers before the SEC, FINRA, Bureau of Securities and Department of Banking and Insurance.
While at Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Beran studied corporate law and securities regulation. Upon graduation, he joined McCarter & English, LLP as an associate, and thereafter was elected to partnership. Over the years, he has litigated and arbitrated cases involving the sale of financial products, post-acquisition and post-merger indemnification claims, securities fraud and derivative litigation, accountants' liability, government contract and health care fraud, and director and officer liability claims. He also has defended individual and class action consumer fraud claims and investigations.
Mr. Beran has been recognized as a Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” lawyer for 2013.