Mark D. Richardson



Mark D. Richardson is a Partner in the Delaware office of Labaton Sucharow LLP.  Mark focuses on representing shareholders in corporate governance and transactional matters, including class action and derivative litigation.

Mark is recommended by The Legal 500 for the excellence of his work in the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Clients highlighted his team's ability to "generate strong cases and take creative and innovative positions."

Mark is actively prosecuting, among other matters, In re Straight Path Communications Inc. Consol. Stockholder Litigation; In re Dell Technologies Inc. Class V Stockholders Litigation; and In re AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Stockholder Litigation—three class actions pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery.  He recently served as Co-Lead Counsel in a derivative action on behalf of stockholders of AGNC Investment Corp., which challenged excessive payments under an external management agreement and in connection with a subsequent internalization transaction.  The case settled for $35.5 million.  

Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Mark was an Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he gained substantial experience in complex commercial litigation within the financial services industry and advised and represented clients in class action litigation, expedited bankruptcy proceedings and arbitrations, fraudulent transfer actions, proxy fights, internal investigations, employment disputes, breaches of contract, enforcement of non-competes, data theft, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

In addition to his active caseload, Mark has contributed to numerous publications and is the recipient of The Burton Awards Distinguished Legal Writing Award for his article published in the New York Law Journal, “Options When a Competitor Raids the Company.”

Mark earned his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law, where he served as the President of the Student Bar Association.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.


2010, New York
2016, Pennsylvania
2018, Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals
2011, Second Circuit
2021, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court
2010, Southern District of New York
2010, Eastern District of New York