Trisha M Rich Esq.
Holland & Knight LLP
Trisha Rich is a partner at Holland & Knight, where she serves as co-chair of the firm’s national Legal Profession Team, and concentrates her practice in legal ethics, professional responsibility law, and commercial litigation. Her legal ethics practice focuses on representing lawyers, law firms, in-house counsel, and legal tech companies on a wide variety of professional regulation and legal ethics issues, including legal malpractice, partnership and corporate structuring, law firm management and employment issues, fee disputes, conflicts and disqualifications, confidentiality, privilege, attorney disciplinary defense, and character and fitness proceedings. She advises both law firms and lawyers on ethical and fiduciary issues related to lateral hiring, law firm dissolution and expulsion matters, and she serves as an expert witness on legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. In her commercial litigation practice, Trish represents national and international companies, small and mid-size businesses, and individuals in all types of disputes and litigation.
Trish is a national leader in the legal ethics community. She serves as the President of the nation’s largest legal ethics bar association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and teaches legal ethics at New York University School of Law. Trish is a frequent speaker and author on legal ethics, risk management, and regulatory reform issues. She played a key role on the 2020-21 CBA/CBF Task Force on the Sustainable Practice of Law & Innovation, and has twice served on Law360’s Legal Ethics Advisory Board. She is also the author of the Chicago Bar Association’s ethics column, Practical Ethics. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Trish taught practical and theoretical ethics at two universities.