Stephen Richards is of counsel with KBA’s litigation group. He specializes in complex commercial litigation matters of any variety, including intellectual property litigation, breach of contract matters, securities litigation, and employment disputes. He has represented some of the largest companies in America, as well as small businesses trying to protect their ability to grow and prosper. Clients prize Stephen’s writing, creativity, responsiveness, and exceptional efficiency.
Prior to joining KB&A, Stephen was in-house counsel for Snap Finance LLC. He believes his in-house experience helps him understand his clients better and focus on what matters to them. Stephen has also practiced with Cooley LLP, a large global law firm, as well as with Hueston Hennigan LLP, an elite litigation boutique where Stephen argued (and prevailed) before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as a fourth-year attorney.
Stephen clerked for the Hon. Cormac J. Carney, United States District Judge for the Central District of California. In law school, Stephen was a member of the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where he was part of three-student teams that drafted a merits brief and a petition for certiorari before the United States Supreme Court. He thinks every American should go watch a Supreme Court argument at least once.
Stephen and his wife are the parents of four children. Away from work, Stephen enjoys blitz Scrabble, college football, playing the piano, and (usually) beating his kids at Mario Kart.
HONORS & EDUCATION
- 2015, J.D., Stanford Law School
- 2012, B.S., Brigham Young University, summa cum laude
HISTORY & EXPERIENCE
- Snap Finance LLC, 2022–2023
- Cooley LLP, 2019–2022
- Hueston Hennigan LLP, 2016–2019
ADMISSIONS & PRACTICE
- Admitted in California
- Temporary Practice Pending Admission in Utah1
1Practice in Utah authorized from 12/2023 to 6/2025 under Rule 14-809 of the Rules Governing the Utah State Bar. Supervised by Chad Pehrson, a member of the Utah State Bar.