Richard D. Diggs - McDermott Will & Emery


Richard D. Diggs focuses his practice on commercial litigation.  He is experienced in litigating a myriad of disputes including ERISA, securities, and commercial contract cases in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining McDermott, Richard gained experience working as an associate in a global law firm in New York, as well as clerking for the Honorable James E. Graves Jr. in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Denise Page Hood in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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  • Represented a large health insurance company in a lawsuit against a for-profit health system for misrepresentations and breach of contract; after four-week arbitration and post-hearing briefing, the case settled favorably in global resolution of other disputes.
  • Obtained complete victory on behalf of a large health insurance company against multiple hospitals alleging that the company underpaid out-of-network emergency services claims.
  • Representing a large health insurance company against a group of chiropractors alleging various violations of ERISA.

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  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2024


New York University School of Law, JD,  2017
Wayne State University, BA, cum laude, May 2012

US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

New York