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Richik Sarkar, accomplished commercial litigator, joins McDonald Hopkins law firm

Cleveland, Ohio (July 25, 2013) – Nationally recognized commercial litigator Richik Sarkar has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in the firm’s Litigation Department. He will be based in the firm’s Cleveland office.

Sarkar has significant expertise in commercial litigation, sales and trade practices, business torts, professional negligence and malpractice, financial services law, corporate governance and compliance, and overall risk management. He is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers since 2005.

“Richik has an impressive background representing clients in numerous aspects of business and commercial litigation,” said William J. O’Neill, chair of the Litigation Department at McDonald Hopkins. “Richik will provide a value-add to our clients by working with them to anticipate and address legal, compliance and businesses issues before they arise, and resolve disputes in the most efficient manner possible.”

Sarkar’s clients include public and private entities of all sizes: small and minority-owned businesses, sports and media agencies, technology companies, development corporations, government, utilities, multi-national corporations and banks, and financial institutions. He has become a trusted advisor regarding risk management, commercial litigation, fraud, business interference, director and officer liability, fiduciary liability, Uniform Commercial Code, discriminatory and predatory lending, unfair competition, FCA, FCPA, class action, internal investigations, and federal and state regulatory compliance.

Sarkar earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Sarkar is highly involved in the community and serves on the board of a number of organizations including the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and the Rainey Institute. Sarkar is Vice President and member of the Board of Trustees for the Cuyahoga County Community Improvement Corporation. He is also a member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Commission on Economic Inclusion, United Way Services and the WKSU Community Advisory Council.

Richik Sarkar can be reached at 216.430.2009 or

About McDonald Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The more than 80-year-old firm opened its Miami office in April 2011 and West Palm Beach in 2004. In January 2013, McDonald Hopkins launched a new subsidiary based in Washington, D.C., McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit