Richard W. Gonnello

Richard W. Gonnello

Of Counsel


Richard Gonnello is Of Counsel to Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP in the Firm’s Manhattan office. He has two decades of experience litigating complex securities actions.

Richard has successfully represented institutional and individual investors. He has obtained substantial recoveries in numerous securities class actions, including In re Royal Ahold Sec. Litig. (D. Md.) ($1.1 billion) and In re Tremont Sec. Law, State Law & Ins. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) ($100 million). Richard has also obtained favorable recoveries for institutional investors pursuing direct opt-out claims, including cases against Qwest Communications International, Inc. ($175 million) and Tyco International Ltd ($21 million).

Richard has co-authored the following articles appearing in the New York Law Journal: “Staehr Hikes Burden of Proof to Place Investor on Inquiry Notice” and “Potential Securities Fraud: ‘Storm Warnings’ Clarified.”

Prior to joining the Firm, Richard was a partner at other plaintiffs’ law firms, and an associate at a large defense firm.

Richard attended the University of Chicago, where he was named to the Dean’s List, and Rutgers University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude and was named Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy.

Practice Areas


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1995, summa cum laude


  • New York
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Main Menu