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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.


Villanova University (Bachelor of Arts, 1955). Georgetown University (Bachelor of Laws, 1961).


Worked at Rogers & Wells. Admitted to the bar, 1961, Virginia. 1962, New York.

Faculty Member: Communications Law Conferences, PLI, 1977—.

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1957-1959. Assistant Counsel to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1965-1967. Special Counsel, New York State Public Employment Relations Board, 1967.

Co-Counsel, Governor's Committee on Public Employee Relations, 1968-1969. Member, New York State Committee on Audio-Visual Coverage of Court Proceedings, 1993-1994. Member, Board of Consultors, Villanova University School of Law, 1980—.

Chairman, Libel Litigation Conferences, Practising Law Institute, 1979—. Editor: Libel Litigation, PLI, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996. Chairman, Editorial Board, Human Rights (A.B.A.), 1996—.

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Convent of the Sacred Heart School, New York City, 1987-1990. Member, Board of Visitors, Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics, Washington, D.C., 1987-1992. Recipient: Loyalty Award, Villanova University, 1986.

Alumni Medallion, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University, 1984. President, Villanova University National Alumni Association, 1970. Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

New York State and American Bar Associations. Virginia State Bar.; Military: Lieutenant, United States Navy, 1955-1959.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, history.


Married Deobrah Mary Trainer, June 13, 1959. Children: Richard Neill Junior, Pamela, Nicole.