We at Richman Law Group (RLG) are proud of our tight-knit team of dedicated and experienced professionals whose passion drives our client-focused practice.
Kim E. Richman – Founding Partner
Kim E. Richman is a Founding Partner at Richman Law Group. His work is focused on Impact Litigation. Kim strives to use law and policy to repair the world by litigating on behalf of everyday citizens, parents, activists, non-profit organizations, progressive businesses, and trade associations.
Prior to founding RLG, Kim started his legal career at a class action securities firm and a criminal defense firm before venturing out on his own. Prior to engaging in impact litigation at RLG, Kim ran a practice which focused on civil rights and consumer protection cases.
Through his litigation, Kim has tried to cleaned up our adulterated food systems for over a decade. His cases range from consumer protection actions addressing trans-fat (See e.g., Wendy’s) and GMOs (See e.g., Conagra) to consumer watchdog actions targeting pesticides (See e.g., Nature Valley) and antibiotics (See e.g. Hormel). Historically, Kim has prosecuted cases in order to protect our public health and environment.
Kim received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. in Psychology and an International Relations certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Kim is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York and has appeared in various state and federal district courts pro hac vice. Outside of RLG, Kim is the New York State Chair for National Association of Consumer Advocates, a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and is active in the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Plant Based Foods Association.
Clark A. Binkley – Managing Attorney
Clark A. Binkley is the Managing Attorney at Richman Law Group. Clark’s work at RLG is focused on civil rights and consumer protection, and he has secured victories for clients fighting police misconduct, food contamination, and factory farming. He strives to develop creative legal solutions to injustices that are not being addressed through legislation and conventional litigation through his work.
Clark received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. in History from University of California, Berkeley. During law school, Clark was a Summer Associate in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Prior to joining RLG, Clark represented local unions at a small labor law firm in New York City.
Clark is admitted to practice in New York. Outside of RLG, Clark volunteers with the New York Democratic Lawyers Council and is the social outreach liaison for New York State for the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Nate Stein – Associate
Nate Stein is an associate at Richman Law Group. His work is focused on consumer protection class actions and civil rights. Nate strives to give voice to the voiceless through his work.
Prior to joining RLG, Nate was a fellow at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. There, he worked on accountability mechanisms for international companies following human rights norms abroad, and contributed to a textbook on business and human rights.
Nate received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.
Nate is admitted to practice in New York. Outside of RLG, Nate enjoys playing sports and reading.
Michael Mietlicki – Of Counsel
Michael Mietlicki is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. His work is focused on “greenwashing” and Environmental Sustainability. Michael strives to bring greater transparency and honesty to the marketplace through his work.
Prior to joining RLG, he held a General Counsel Fellowship at the Stevens Institute of Technology and had an internship at WNET New York Public Media.
Michael received his J.D. from New York University (NYU) School of Law. While at NYU, Michael was articles editor of the NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law and participated as a mediator and mediation system designer for NYU’s Mediation Clinic. He also has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts.
Michael is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
Tracy D. Rezvani – Of Counsel
Focus Area: D.C. Consumer Protection Law
Bar Membership: District of Columbia, Maryland
Tracy D. Rezvani is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. Her work is focused on D.C. Consumer Protection Law. Tracy strives to bring further integrity and transparency to the marketplace through her work.
Previously, Tracy was a partner at Finkelstein Thompson LLP. There, she litigated in the areas of antitrust, consumer finance, defective consumer electronics, mass torts, privacy, and food mislabeling. Tracy has been involved with many cases such as litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers for misleading consumers about harmful side effects, against consumer electronics manufacturers for products that would break down just outside the warranty period, against numerous corporations for failure to keep consumer data safe and secure as promised, against credit card companies who promised fixed rates yet quietly changed the account holder to variable rates after the passage of a certain time, and against numerous giants in the food industry for mislabeling food.
Tracy received her J.D. from George Washington University and her B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Business Administration.
Tracy is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Outside of RLG, Tracy is also involved with the District of Columbia Bar, where she has previously served as Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Consumer Steering Committee, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, and she is a Director of the D.C. Consumer Rights Coalition.
Jay Shooster – Of Counsel
Jay Shooster is Of Counsel to the Richman Law Group. His work is focused on animal welfare litigation. Jay strives to combat all forms of discrimination as a part of a broad coalition of advocates working for food justice, workers’ rights, environmental protection, and animal rights.
Prior to joining RLG, Jay served as a Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow with Just Security, a project within the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. During law school, he worked as a clinical student on the policing policy team of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, as an intern in the National Security Division of the US Department of Justice, and in the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Jay has been involved with many cases, including lawsuits against Hormel Foods, Sanderson Farms, and Diestel Turkey Ranch.
Jay received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Florida.
Jay is admitted to practice in New York. Outside of RLG, Jay serves as a member of Direct Action Everywhere’s legal working group and as a legal consultant to other animal advocacy organizations.
P. Renée Wicklund – Of Counsel
P. Renée Wicklund works of counsel to Richman Law Group. Her work focuses on the domestic food supply, including issues of pesticide use, environmental health, and the welfare of farmed animals. Renée strives to ensure consumers have honest information regarding their food choices, and the knowledge to protect their, and their families’, health.
Before joining RLG, Renée worked more than a decade with one of the nation’s largest law firms, where she specialized in mass torts and franchise law. She also clerked for the Hon. Fortunato P. Benavides, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Renée received her J.D. from The Yale Law School, where she was a Coker Fellow, managing editor of The Yale Law Journal, and executive editor of Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. She also holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College; a master’s in religious studies from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago; and her bachelor’s degree in religion, German literature, and magazine from Syracuse University, where she was class marshal.
Renée is admitted to practice in California and in Illinois (inactive). Outside of RLG, she serves as vice-president of the Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She dedicates herself to cheering for the New York Rangers.
Randal Wilhite – Associate
Randal is an associate at Richman Law Group. His work is focused on complex consumer protection and civil rights litigation. Randal strives to promote economic justice and corporate accountability through his work.
Prior to joining RLG, Randal was a housing rights attorney at CAMBA Legal Services in Brooklyn, New York. He also previously served as an NYU Public Interest Fellow in the Special Litigation Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and as a law clerk at the headquarters of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, D.C.
During law school, Randal was a summer fellow at the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School, a Peggy Browning Fellow with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), and a clinical student with both the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the Immigration Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society.
Randal received his J.D. from NYU School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Cornell University as a first-generation college student. Randal is admitted to practice in New York.
Leslie Zellers – Of Counsel
Leslie Zellers is Of Counsel at Richman Law Group. Her work is focused on Tobacco Litigation. Leslie strives to help communities make their environments healthier and to help non-lawyers understand how to use the law for their benefit.
Prior to joining RLG, Leslie had more than 20 years of experience in public health law and policy work for government and nonprofit organizations, including the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, and the World Health Organization. For nearly 15 years, Leslie led the tobacco control work at ChangeLab Solutions, a non-profit organization that seeks healthier communities for all through better laws and policies. She previously practiced employment law.
Leslie received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley.
Leslie is admitted to practice in California. She is a member of the Board of Directors of two nonprofit organizations.
Siobhan Donahue – Law Clerk
Siobhan Donahue is a Law Clerk at Richman Law Group. She wants to use her experiences and formal education to promote community development and sustainability.
She is currently attending Fordham Law School, where she is a staff member of the International Law Journal. Previously, she graduated cum laude from Fordham University, where she received her B.A. in Communications and Media Studies and her Minor in Economics. She is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta.
Sage Max – Research Fellow
Sage Max is a Research Fellow at Richman Law Group. She focuses on animal welfare projects, working closely with Jay Shooster. Sage strives to create better policies and practices for the human and non-human animals involved in our food system.
Prior to joining RLG, Sage worked on farmed animal issues at various animal advocacy nonprofits, including the Humane Society of the U.S., Mercy For Animals, The Humane League, Jewish Veg, and World Animal Protection. She was involved in volunteer organizing, ballot measure campaigns, lobbying, and working directly with animal agriculture companies.
Sage graduated cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University, where she received her B.A. in Environmental Policy. She spends her spare time snuggling her cat and eating delicious vegan food.