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Richard Field




J.D., New York University School of Law

Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics and A.B. Engineering, Brown University

Admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey




Richard L. Field's legal practice encompasses financial systems, electronic commerce law and policy, information privacy and security, and emerging technology issues.

Awards and Recognitions

Mr. Field serves on the United States delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, as well as its Working Group on Electronic Commerce. He has been called upon as an expert advisor to the UNCITRAL Secretariat.

In addition to providing assistance to the Private International Law Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of State, Mr. Field has also assisted the European Parliament in its study of electronic payment systems and commerce, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan on issues of network security, the OECD on consumer authentication, and the Korean Institute of Technology and the Law as an International Advisor. He was a participant in the Electronic Commerce Project of the ICC.

A member of the American Law Institute, Mr. Field was an advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law project to revise the U.S. payment laws of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Selected Activities

Richard is past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law, and is past chair of its Electronic Commerce Payment Committee and its Coordinating Committee on International Policy. He has chaired the Committee on Banking of the New York County Lawyers' Association, and has been a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, a joint project of the ABA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Speaking and Teaching

Mr. Field is an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI). He has been an Adjunct Professor of Electronic Finance at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.


Richard has published numerous articles on information technology and electronic commerce. He co-authored the ABA's Model EDI Payments Agreement (1992) and was a contributor to its Digital Signature Guidelines (1996).

Education and Bar Admissions

Mr. Field holds undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and engineering from Brown University, and a J.D. from New York University.

He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

Past Experience

Mr. Field was formerly advanced technology and payment counsel at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company and at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company.

IT Law Group

Richard Field is of counsel to the firm.


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Chambers USA 2015

Chambers Global 2015 FG

Chambers Global 2015

Who's Who Legal: Technology, Media and Telecommunications 2015

  Who's Who Legal: Technology, Media and Telecommunications 2015

Best Lawyers in America 2015 (2)

Best Lawyers in America 

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers in America 

Chambers USA 2014 LI

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