Richard Salgado - McDermott Will & Emery


Richard is the Head of the Dallas Litigation Practice Group. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has first-chaired dozens of complex cases in state and federal courts, arbitrations and other proceedings—many of which he joined as trial counsel at the 11th hour. His extensive courtroom experience includes cases involving product and environmental liability, trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage, False Claims Act allegations, partnership disputes and other business crisis situations.

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  • Won complete no liability verdict in multi-week jury trial on behalf of technology company against trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims that sought more than US$75 million*
  • Won complete no liability verdict in multi-week trial on behalf of private equity company against allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract, seeking more than US$150 million, asserted by former C-suite executive*
  • Obtained complete victory for a health care company in multiyear litigation that began as a US$600 million class action alleging antitrust and RICO claims in connection with alleged violations of network access and pharmacy pricing laws*

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  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2023- 2024
  • Texas Lawyer, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, 2019
  • Texas Monthly, Texas Rising Star, 2011-2018
  • Texas Lawyer, Lawyer on the Rise, 2016


  • BYU Law School Alumni Association, president
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, member
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Texas area director


Brigham Young University, JD, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2006
Brigham Young University, BA, 2003


US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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