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Richard Neill Winfield

Richard Neill Winfield, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1961, New York 1962, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1963. Recipient Alumni medallion, College Liberal Arts & Sciences Villanova University, 1984, Loyalty award, Villanova University, 1986, First Amendment award, Deadline Club, 2002.


  • Winfield, Richard Neill was born on January 20, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Richard Paul and Mary B. (Monaghan) Winfield.

  • Education

    • AB, Villanova University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1961.


    • Associate Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine, New York City, 1961-1965. Assistant counsel to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Governor' General’ s Office, Albany, 1965-1967. Associate Royall, Koegel, Rogers & Wells, New York City, 1967-1969.

      Partner Clifford Chance United States LLP (formerly known as Rogers & Wells), 1969—2002. Chairman board consultors School Law Villanova University, Pennsylvania, 1980—2004. Faculty communications law conferences Practising Law Institute, New York City, 1977—2001, chairman libel litigation conferences, 1979—2000.

      Professor Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, since 2002. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1955-1959.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1961, New York 1962, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1963.


    • Editor: Libel Litigation, PLI, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman board trustees Convent Sacred Heart School, New York City, 1987—1990. Co-chairman board directors Fund for Peace, since 2000. Member board visitors School Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, 1987—1993.

    Member of American Bar Association (chairman media law reform working group since 1996, Central Europe and Eurasian Law Initiative), International Senior Lawyers Project (co-founder, board directors, treasurer), Association Bar City of New York, New York State Bar Association, Century Association.



    Travel, history.


    • Married Deobrah Mary Trainer, June 13, 1959. Children: Richard Neill Junior, Pamela, Nicole.
    • father: Richard Paul Winfield
    • mother: Mary B. (Monaghan) Winfield
    • spouse: Deobrah Mary Trainer
    • children: Richard Neill Junior Winfield
    • Pamela Winfield
    • Nicole Winfield
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    Born January 20, 1933