Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP


J.D., New York University School of Law, 1977

M. Litt., Oxford University, 1975

Rhodes Scholar, 1973 - 1975

B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University, 1972


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Richard A. Sauber, Partner

Trial Memoranda

Asian American Entertainment v. Las Vegas Sands Defendant's Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss
United States v. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Defendant's Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss

Dick Sauber is a litigator who represents companies and individuals in connection with Government investigations and enforcement actions of all types. He has tried dozens of criminal and civil fraud cases and regularly appears for clients in Congressional hearings, Government agency proceedings, and grand jury matters. He has advised companies and their boards on due diligence matters associated with corporate acquisitions. A significant part of his practice is devoted to the conduct of corporate internal investigations, including many which concern issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Before entering private practice, Dick was a federal prosecutor for seven years. He was appointed by President Reagan to form and lead the first multi-agency task force to concentrate on pursuing fraud in government contracts. He was a partner for 23 years at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shiver & Jacobson where he was the Chair of the firm’s Washington Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School where he has taught a National Security Crimes seminar and an evidence class. He has tried jury cases in New York, Washington, California, Texas, Florida and Oklahoma, and his appellate work includes arguing cases before the Supreme Court and ten of the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Representative matters include:

  • Has represented Northrop Grumman in multiple government civil and criminal cases since 1986.

  • Represented a major Wall Street financial institution in a Justice Department investigation of the Credit Default Swap market.

  • Represented the Board of a major energy company to conduct an internal investigation of a fatal pipeline rupture and explosion.

  • Represented a major private equity firm under scrutiny in the “pay to play” investigation conducted by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

  • Represented reporter Matt Cooper of Time Magazine in the Valerie Plame matter.

  • Performed the due diligence for a major New York buy-out firm in connection with a multi-billion dollar acquisition in the health care industry.

Professional Activities, Publications and Honors:

  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law School

  • General Counsel, Freedom House

  • Board of Directors, Children’s Hospital, Washington D.C.