Mr. Rich served as secretary of the D.C. Bar and on the steering committees of the Sections on D.C. Affairs and on Courts, Lawyers, and the Administration of Justice. He served on the D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee from 2011 through 2016 and chaired the committee in his last year. He served as a member of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Committee from 2014 to 2020. He was a member of the board of directors of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs from 2000 to 2009 and a trustee from 2009 to 2013. He works as a volunteer at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center’s Landlord Tenant Resource Center. He is a member of the American Bar Association (including the sections on Antitrust, International Law, and Litigation; the American Society of International Law; the ABA Center on Professional Responsibility; and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.
Mr. Rich was a partner at Shea & Gardner prior to its combination with Goodwin in 2004. He retired as a partner at Goodwin in 2013, but continues as counsel. He has been a special master in an employment discrimination class action against a government agency, an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and an associate independent counsel. After law school, Mr. Rich spent a year at University College, Oxford.