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Richard Stella

Phone: +1 212.895.4333
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Richard J. Stella III is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups. Richard’s antitrust practice involves representing clients in a range of civil and criminal antitrust matters including merger reviews, government investigations, antitrust litigation, and counseling regarding compliance with antitrust law. His white collar practice focuses on representing individuals and corporate clients during investigations by the DOJ, SEC, FINRA, and other government agencies.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented AT&T in its $108.7 billion acquisition of Time Warner. 
  • Represented United Technologies in connection with its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins
  • Represented several New York-based foreign-exchange traders in litigation.
  • Represented a London-based foreign-exchange trader in the Eastern District of New York. 
  • Represented Gwinnett Health System in its merger with Northside Hospital.
  • Counseling clients on compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and on potential antitrust liability associated with horizontal and vertical conduct.

Richard also maintains a robust pro bono practice by representing criminal defendants and individuals seeking asylum, including:

  • Multiple indigent criminal defendants in the SDNY as part of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel in cases ranging from criminal fraud to robbery.
  • A Russian individual fleeing political persecution in a successful asylum application.

Richard graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2017, where he was a Fellow at the Center for the Study of International Business Law. During law school, Richard was a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes Jr. of the Eastern District of New York and Judge Leo M. Gordon of the U.S. Court of International Trade. Richard also served as a notes & comments editor for Brooklyn Law School’s Journal of Law and Policy and was a member of Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. Richard received his B.S. in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University in 2014.


  • Seton Hall University, B.S. (2014)
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (2017) cum laude


Admitted to practice: New York

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"DOJ Sues to Block Geisinger Health’s Minority Investment in Evangelical Community Hospital," (August 7, 2020). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Juan A. Arteaga, Richard Stella
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Government Contracts Bullet Points: Federal Guidance ," Westlaw (December 16, 2019). Authors: Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, David B. Robbins, Nimrod Haim Aviad, Richard Stella and Gabrielle Trujillo.
Global Investigations Review Names Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group to “GIR 100” Fifth Year in a Row (Nov.05.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Federal Guidance," White Collar Alert (October 17, 2019). Contacts: Nimrod Haim Aviad, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Richard Stella, Gabrielle Trujillo
Client Alert / Newsletter
Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100" (Feb.22.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"DOJ Brings First 'No-Poach' Prosecution Since Issuing Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals," New York Law Journal (April 11, 2018). Authors: Juan A. Arteaga and Richard Stella.

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