Riki Ghosh Partner




Riki Ghosh is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer who provides insightful strategy, meticulous preparation and thoughtful defense to physicians, health care providers and medical centers in a variety of complex matters. Possessing more than a decade of trial experience, Riki is a zealous advocate committed to achieving the best possible outcome in every case. When that involves going to trial, he is ready to successfully wage that battle.

Riki’s practice focuses on defending ophthalmologists and other health care practitioners as well as medical and health care facilities. He has prepared numerous ophthalmology cases for trial and is adept at navigating the unique issues raised in these types of difficult cases.

Having previously worked at a boutique white-collar criminal defense firm, Riki has litigated extensively in both state and federal courts. In addition to representing doctors and other health care professionals in criminal matters, he has successfully handled numerous high-profile cases involving wire fraud, extortion, homicide and enterprise corruption – many of which were covered by the media.

Representative Matters

Second chaired two-week medical malpractice jury trial in New York County involving allegations of failure to properly treat an infection by defendant surgeon. Extensive preparation of defendant-physician for two days of trial testimony, as well as preparation of defense expert. Jury returned unanimous defense verdict in less than ninety minutes. Plaintiff had asked for $1.3 million on summation. 

Extensive preparation to first-chair ophthalmological medical malpractice jury trial involving allegations that defendant’s employee failed to properly diagnose a detached retina. Case was discontinued for defendant corporate entity during pre-trial litigation related to plaintiff’s expert disclosure.  

Represented lead defendant and his corporate entity in criminal antitrust matter alleging the monopolization of a well-known New York City industry. Also represented defendants in companion civil matter where Manhattan District Attorney’s Office sought asset forfeiture of approximately $20 million. 

Represented individual defendant in multi-defendant, 878-count indictment alleging $146 million of health care fraud in largest health care fraud case in Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office history. 

Represented law firm in response to Manhattan District Attorney’s Office investigation into structuring and money laundering related to the firm’s client making large cash deposits into the firm’s IOLTA account. No criminal charges were pursued.