Richard Krebs



Rich Krebs is a litigator and trial lawyer with a passion for taking complex legal issues and making them interesting and comprehensible to clients, judges, and juries.  Clients know they can depend on Rich to be a fierce and loyal advocate and a steady hand to guide them through stressful conflicts.

A member of Orrick's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, Rich has extensive business litigation experience in federal and state courts and private arbitration and mediation, including various business tort, breach of contract, insurance, licensing, fraud, securities, construction, intellectual property, and class action matters.  

Rich's practice covers all aspects of the litigation and dispute resolution process--from advising clients on whether to file suit, to resolving disputes through trial or settlement, and everything in between.  Rich's dogged determination, creativity, and relentless commitment to winning has repeatedly resulted in successful resolutions for his clients.  

Rich began his career with Irell & Manella in Los Angeles and also spent time with a litigation boutique in Houston before joining Orrick in 2018.  Rich lives in Newport Beach with his wife Rachel and his daughter Olivia.

  • A sample of Rich's experience includes the following matters:

    • Represented policyholders in multiple breach of contract and tort litigations against life insurance carriers concerning cost of insurance rate increases.
    • Represented policyholders in life insurance ownership disputes.
    • Represented African technology company in dispute with contractor.
    • Represented boutique fitness franchisor in breach of contract and trademark infringement litigation against sellers.
    • Represented computer technology company in business tort and breach of contract litigation and arbitration against competitor and former employees.
    • Represented oil and gas company in breach of contract, fraud, and tort litigation against contractor for multi-billion-dollar construction project.
    • Represented semiconductor technology company in multiple licensing, breach of contract, business tort, and fraud litigations.
    • Represented title plant company in litigation with insurance companies alleging anticompetitive conduct and antitrust violations.
    • Represented patent owner in patent infringement litigation against one of the world's largest producers of microprocessors.
    • Represented oil and gas corporation in securities class action litigation.