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  • Richard Beran is lauded for his "excellent analysis, demeanor and strategy."
    - Chambers USA


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1988
  • B.A., George Washington University, With Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Business Law and Litigation Sections

Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - Compliance & Legal Division

Board of Trustees, United Way of Essex and West Hudson

McCarter & English LLP, Diversity Committee

Richard A. Beran

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  • T: 973.639.7965
    F: 973.297.3951
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102
    • Worldwide Plaza
      825 Eighth Ave., 31st Fl.
      New York, NY 10019

Richard A. Beran is a member of the Business Litigation Group. He regularly practices before trial and appellate courts in New Jersey and New York in all areas of business law with an emphasis on corporate governance and commercial litigation. Mr. Beran’s practice also includes conducting corporate internal and financial fraud investigations, as well as crisis management.

Throughout his career, Mr. Beran 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 is a founding member of McCarter’s Diversity Committee and has served on the firm’s Executive Committee, Professional Personnel Committee and as the firm’s Hiring Partner.

According to Chambers USA, clients recommend him for “his significant expertise in disputes involving the financial services.” Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Major Multinational Japanese Electronics Manufacturer
Mr. Beran has advised a major multinational Japanese electronics manufacturer in investigating and prosecuting the misappropriation of over $100 million in funds.
Obtained A Worldwide Mareva Injunction
Mr. Beran coordinated an international team of lawyers in securing a worldwide Mareva injunction through the High Court of Justice in London; thereafter unraveling a complicated money laundering scheme that netted a recovery in excess of $65 million by securing domestic judgments in New York, Florida, Washington and Illinois, and foreign judgments in the UK, Spain, the Bahamas and the Canary Islands.
Financial Institutions D&O Litigation
Mr. Beran's most recent activities include defending two New Jersey-based financial institutions and their boards of directors in lawsuits and appeals arising from their conversion from mutual savings and loan associations to stock savings banks.


New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention