Professor of Law
Before joining the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Professor Richey spent 13 years litigating business-related disputes including trademark, copyright and trade secret matters, as well as counseling corporate clients with regard to advertising law compliance. She is a former principal with Riordan & McKinzie in Los Angeles, CA; and, prior to entering private practice, served as a staff law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. Currently, Professor Richey is of counsel to the Concord, NH law firm of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell.
Professor Richey’s past work with the bar includes volunteering as appellate counsel in the Ninth Circuit’s Pro Bono Program and as a member of the Los Angeles County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel. She recently completed a three year appointment as an editor of The Trademark Reporter, a scholarly publication of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and currently serves on INTA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
Since joining UNH School of Law, Professor Richey has taught Trademarks and Deceptive Practices, Copyright Law, Advertising Law, Information Liberties, Civil Procedure, Federal Courts and Election Law. Professor Richey has also been involved in numerous programs teaching intellectual property concepts to non-lawyers, including workshops sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization and UNITRAD, the training arm of the United Nations. She is also involved in local conferences sponsored by such organizations as the New England Museum Association and the New Hampshire Historical Society.
“Law school lends itself to exploration of one’s interests and abilities. My goal is to introduce the substantive areas that I teach in such a way as to capture student interest and imagination. Too many practicing lawyers lack a passion for what they do. Law school is a place for kindling that passion, so that graduates take their places in the bar with not only a solid foundation in substantive law but also a devotion to the law as a life’s work.”