Richik Sarkar
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

25550 Chagrin Blvd., Ste 406
Cleveland, Ohio 44122, United States
Phone: 2163784994
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Finance & Banking
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Practice/Organization Description

Through excellent and comprehensive analysis, counseling and advocacy, Richik anticipates, identifies and addresses his clients' legal, compliance and business issues and disputes before they become complicated (and expensive) problems and create operational and reputational risk.

He is one of "The Best Lawyers in America®" and has been an "Ohio Super Lawyer" since 2005 with recognized expertise in: contracts, commercial law, sales and trade practices, business torts, professional negligence and malpractice, financial services law, corporate governance and compliance and risk management.

Richik's clients include public and private entities of all sizes: small and minority-owned businesses, sports and media agencies, technology companies, governments, utilities, multi-national corporations and banks, and financial institutions. Working with such diverse groups, he has become a trusted advisor to his clients in, among other subjects, in the areas of risk management, crisis management, complex commercial litigation and class action defense, business torts, data privacy, social media, RICO, fraud, business interference, director and officer liability, fiduciary liability, the UCC, consumer protection, unfair competition, UDAP (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices), government investigations, internal investigations, and regulatory compliance (FCPA, FCA, TCPA, etc.).

Richik also counsels financial institutions in the areas of banking regulation, CFPB and OCC examinations and investigations, internal investigations, risk management, third-party risk management, data privacy, fair lending, commercial and consumer lender liability, the UCC, federal preemption, Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering compliance (including Transaction Monitoring, Know Your Customer, Enhanced Due Diligence, filing of Suspicious Activity Reports), UDAAP (Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices), and complex banking and financial services litigation and class action defense.

Because of the scope of his practice, his activity with local and national bar associations, and his experience as a judicial law clerk, Richik is a trusted business and legal advocate and advisor to his clients. Richik can be reached at or (216) 378-4994.

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. (1998)

University of Michigan, M.S.W. (1994)

University of Michigan, M.S.W. (1994)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Trustees (2011-2014)

American Bar Association, Member

Eighth District Judicial Conference, Lifetime Member

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

North American South Asian Bar Association, Member

Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, Board Member

South Asian Bar Association of Ohio, President

Ohio State Bar Association, At-Large Delegate to Council of Delegates (2007-2009)

William K. Thomas Inn of Court, Secretary/Treasurer (2007-2008); Member At Large of Executive Committee, (2005-2007)

Honors and Awards

Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2013, 2014)

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers (2012-2014)

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars (2005-2007, 2009, 2011)

Selected as one of “Cleveland’s Finest” in 2001 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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