A former Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group, Rick Pepperman has delivered winning results for clients in high-stakes matters that span securities, antitrust and M&A litigation. An exceptionally versatile litigator, he has represented clients across an array of industries, including insurance, communications, financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, and technology.
In recent years, Rick has defended BP in securities litigation arising out of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, successfully resolved litigation on behalf of Illinois Tool Works against a private equity firm and defended Goldman Sachs in numerous actions, including antitrust and securities lending matters. Rick was one of the lead trial lawyers who defended Microsoft in its landmark antitrust litigation, including the Department of Justice’s action against the company.
Chambers notes that Rick is “a very strong lawyer who has very good control of the facts of a case" and "analytically strong…very smart and hard-working." He has been cited as a Star in securities litigation (National) from 2011-2023 by Euromoney’s Benchmark: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Chambers USA has recognized him in New York Securities: Litigation (2016-2023) and Antitrust (2018-2023).
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