Appeals; energy and utility law; intellectual property; civil litigation.
Todd Richardson has practiced for more than twenty years at Lewis & Kappes in the areas of energy and utility law, business litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. He has represented large volume energy consumers in a variety of regulatory and civil litigation contexts, and is a regular practitioner in the appellate courts on utility law and other issues. His litigation experience has concentrated on intellectual property and trade regulation matters, in particular patent and antitrust disputes. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and among the Best Lawyers in America in appellate practice, is a past recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, and speaks regularly on subjects involving utility law, appellate practice and legal ethics. Before joining Lewis & Kappes, he practiced with a Boston firm handling complex litigation. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, Harvard University and Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana. While at Harvard, he wrote jokes for the Harvard Lampoon.
Harvard College, B.A., cum laude in general studies, 1983; University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1986.
Indiana, 1992; Massachusetts, 1986; U.S. Supreme Court, 1997; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1991; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1995; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1998; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1992; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1994; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1987. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2002.
Attorney, Willcox, Pirozzolo & McCarthy, Boston, 1986-91; Director, Lewis & Kappes, 1992-present.
Storytelling Arts of Indiana (Board, 2005-2011; Board President, 2009-2011)
Honors and Awards
Included in The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, (2013-2016)
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Presenter, "What Happens Before Your Energy Bill Hits Your Bottom Line?," Indiana Chamber Energy Management Conference, August 13, 2014;
Areas of Experience
Utility regulation, state court appeals, federal court appeals, administrative appeals, antitrust, trade regulation, commercial litigation, internet disputes, intellectual property, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, trade dress, electricity, natural gas, ratemaking, cost of service, rate design, rate contracts, cogeneration, bypass, private distribution, service quality, utility refunds, affiliate guidelines, deregulation, regulatory settlements, Sherman Act, tying arrangements, price fixing, market allocation, monopolization offenses, predatory pricing, unfair competition, breach of contract, patent infringement, patent mismarking, Lanham Act, domain names, defamation, website takedown, adverse possession, civil rights, and class actions.