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I am a recognized leader in exposing governmental and judicial corruption. I strive to create a more just global society by providing expertise on issues relating to abuses of power, governance, international and comparative law, human rights and litigation oversight.
Richard I. Fine Strategic Consulting Principal Los Angeles 2007-present
Own & operate boutique consulting firm that specializes in solutions to issues of governmental & judicial corruption, abuses of power, & litigation
Law Offices of Richard I. Fine & Associates Principal Los Angeles 1974-07
Owned & operated boutique law firm of up to 15 lawyers
Specialized in antitrust, international & comparative law, class actions, diplomatic/sovereign immunity, terrorism, & government/judicial abuse of power
Forced California government to return $1 billion of illegally used funds to taxpayers
Exposed & prosecuted $350 million of illegal payments to California judges
Litigated IAM v. OPEC et al., the case against OPEC for affecting U.S. gas prices
Advised governments & international entities
Kingdom of Norway Honorary Consul General Southern California 1995-10
Publically & legally represented the Kingdom of Norway in Southern California
Served as Second Vice Dean, Los Angeles Consular Corps 2001-03
City of Los Angeles Antitrust Division Founder & Chief Los Angeles 1973-74
Established the first Municipal Antitrust Division in the United States
Special Counsel to Governmental Efficiency Committee Los Angeles City Council 1973
Led investigation of former L.A. mayor, Samuel William Yorty, and additional city administrative officer for government corruption
Swerdlow, Glikbarg & Shimer Attorney Los Angeles 1972-73
Practiced antitrust & securities class action law
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Attorney Washington, D.C. 1968-72
Indicted & prosecuted GM & Ford for price fixing
Investigated the pulp/paper/newsprint industry for its international price fixing cartel
Investigated international mergers
Represented the Department of Justice in its first appearance before the Tariff Commission (now International Trade Commission)
Coudert Brothers Attorney London 1967-68
Practiced international & comparative law
Participated with Alexis Coudert & Lockheed in the negotiation & conclusion of the contract for the sale of Lockheed L 1011 aircraft to Air Holdings
University of London 1967
London School of Economics and Political Science
PhD in Law with specialty in International Law
University of Chicago 1964
University of Chicago Law School
Doctor of Law
University of Wisconsin 1961
School of Letters and Science
B.S. (Major in Psychology)
Hague Academy of International Law
Certificate of Public International Law Session 1965
Certificate of Private International Law Session 1966
International University of Comparative Science Luxembourg 1966
Certificate of Comparative Law
Faculte Internationale pour L'Enseignment du Droit Compare Strasbourg, France 1967
Diplome d'Etudes Superieures du Droit Compare
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 2006
Awarded by U.S. Congress in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community"
California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition 2006
Awarded for outstanding services to the community
California State Board of Equalization Resolution Certificate of Recognition 2006
Awarded for sincere and grateful appreciation for outstanding dedication and service to the taxpayers of the community"
Lawyer of the Decades 1976-2006 2006
Awarded by the California Black Republican Women's Council & the Judea Christian Alliance
Champion of Court Reform- American Hero 2011
Awarded by the Full Disclosure Network
Affiliations & Memberships
London School of Economics Los Angeles Advisory Committee 1992-07
Claremont Graduate University, School of Religion Distinguished Visitor 2001-05
American Friends of the London School of Economics
Board of Directors 1984-07
Chairman, Southern California Chapter 1984-02
University of Chicago Law School Visiting Committee Member 1992-95
BNA Antitrust Advisory Board 1980-10
American Society of International Law
Regional Coordinator 1994-06
Budget Committee 1992-98
Executive Council 1984-87
International Legal Materials Corresponding Editor Washington D.C. 1994-06
American Bar Association, International Law Section 1977-81
Chairman, Committee on International Economic Organizations
State Bar of California
Founder & Chairman of Antitrust Trade Regulation Law Committee & Section 1978-85
Organizer, International Law Committee 1987
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Founder & Chairman of Antitrust Section 1977-78
Executive Committee, International Law Section 1993-07
Chairman, International Law Section 2003-04
Global Alliance for International Advancement 2008-09
Los Angeles County Music Center Founders Circle Member 1984-Present
Los Angeles World Affairs Council International Circle Member 1991-09
Citizens Island Bridge Company, Ltd. Board of Directors Lake Havasu City, Ariz. 1992-06
Missing Children's Data Center Board of Directors Los Angeles 1994-95
Retinitis Pigmentosa International Board of Directors Los Angeles 1985-90
White House Conference on NAFTA Participant October 21, 1993
Los Angeles Global Forum Moderator, Panel of African Ambassadors January 1995
Campaign for Judicial Integrity Founder and Chairman 2012
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