Ricardo Solano represents companies and individuals in the financial services, healthcare, construction, and other industries in complex commercial litigations, including at trial, and in white collar matters involving allegations of fraud, bribery, false claims, violations of FDA regulations, tax evasion, and money laundering.
His recent experience includes:
- Representation of a major financial services company in a five-month jury trial in New Jersey state court defending against claims of civil RICO, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition totaling $1 billion. The court dismissed the plaintiffs’ civil RICO claims after the close of evidence and the case settled favorably while the jury was deliberating.
- Representation of the former chief executive of a generic pharmaceutical company defending against claims of civil RICO and alleged breaches of fiduciary duties in New Jersey federal court.
- Representation of the Tribune Company Litigation Trust and indenture trustees for Tribune’s pre-LBO bondholders in prosecuting claims for intentional and constructive fraudulent transfer, aiding and abetting, breach of fiduciary duty, and professional malpractice, among others, against Tribune's former shareholders and financial advisors arising out of Tribune’s 2007 leveraged buyout.
Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Solano served as First Assistant Attorney General of the State of New Jersey from 2008 to 2010, and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he prosecuted cases involving violations of federal anti-corruption and bribery statutes, mail fraud, tax evasion, export control law violations, pharmaceutical and other product diversion schemes, and cyberstalking. He also served in the Appeals Division, arguing criminal appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude (1998) New York University, B.A. (1995)