Richard Roper

Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP Vice Chair Legislative Committee

Richard Roper is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in Dallas. His practice includes white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, SEC enforcement, and commercial litigation. He also has experience directing internal corporate investigations and representing clients in qui tam litigation, antitrust matters, environmental criminal matters, and complex immigration matters. Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, he served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, leading an office of 93 attorneys covering 100 counties, including the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, in criminal and civil affirmative and defensive matters.

He has personally tried more than 150 jury trials involving matters ranging from major white-collar crime (including securities, tax, bank, and healthcare fraud) to narcotics and money laundering to capital murder. He has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America®, Texas Super Lawyers®, and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas for many years and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.