Kim E. Richman
Kim E. Richman is the Founder of Richman Law & Policy. His work is focused on Impact Litigation. Kim strives to use law and policy to repair the world by litigating on behalf of everyday citizens, parents, activists, nonprofit organizations, progressive businesses, and trade associations.
Prior to founding RLP, Kim started his legal career at a class action securities firm and a criminal defense firm where he litigated many cases to verdict. Prior to engaging in impact litigation at RLP, Kim ran a practice which focused on civil rights and consumer protection cases.
Through his litigation, Kim has worked to clean up our adulterated food systems and the environment through consumer protection actions for over a decade. His cases range from consumer protection actions addressing trans-fat (See e.g., Wendy’s) and GMOs (See e.g., Conagra) to consumer watchdog actions targeting pesticides (See e.g., Nature Valley) and antibiotics (See e.g. Hormel). Historically, Kim has prosecuted cases in order to protect our public health and environment. His active client base consists of everyday citizens and advocates, as well as progressive nonprofit organizations and mission-driven businesses.
Kim received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. in Psychology and an International Relations certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Kim is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York and has appeared in various state and federal district courts pro hac vice. Outside of RLP, Kim is the New York State Chair for National Association of Consumer Advocates, a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and is active in the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Plant Based Foods Association.