Richard Brunette is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin.
Areas of Practice
Richard specializes in creditor rights, commercial litigation and business bankruptcy. He has extensive experience in creditors rights litigation and appellate work and has broad experience representing creditors in business and real estate workouts involving various industries, including commercial and industrial real estate, hospitality, technology companies, retailing and agribusiness.
Richard frequently lectures on commercial law and bankruptcy issues, including presentations to the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the International Insolvency Institute.
- Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2007-2022
- Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2008-2020
- Los Angeles Daily Journal, 02.10.2015
Finance & Bankruptcy Law Blog Posts
- "Ninth Circuit Affirms that Liens Pass Through Bankruptcy Even if Underlying Claim is Disallowed," June 10, 2020
- "When Red is the Color of the Season: Commercial Property Leases and Bankruptcy," December 12, 2008 (also published on the Fashion and Apparel Law Blog)
- Member, ABA task force on revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code
- Former Chair, Sheppard Mullin's Executive Committee, 1998-2001
- Former Chair, ABA Subcommittee on Agri-Business and Agricultural Financing
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1978, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Duke Law Journal: 1977-78
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1974, summa cum laude