July 22, 2011
Polsinelli continues its growth with the addition of associate Craig S. Riebe to the firm’s Trial department. Riebe has experience in complex civil and commercial litigation matters and will practice in the firm’s Business Litigation group. He brings a financial and accounting background to the firm in addition to his experience in the courtroom.

“Craig adds depth in the financial and accounting aspects of commercial litigation,” said Phoenix Managing Partner Ed Novak. “We are pleased to have him join our business litigation team as we continue the steady, strategic growth of the Phoenix office. We are confident he will serve our clients well.”

Riebe joins a national Business Litigation group of more than 180 attorneys practicing in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Overland Park, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Polsinelli has tried and won cases and appeals involving some of the largest companies and against some of the most acclaimed law firms in the nation, in courts from Puerto Rico to Alaska, and Maine to California.

“I was looking for an opportunity to use my business acumen to build my commercial litigation practice,” said Riebe. “Polsinelli seemed like the right fit based on the firm’s national reach and impressive strength in business litigation.”

Recently, Riebe was responsible for complex discovery matters for a multi-national client in hundreds of cases throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom including federal multidistrict litigation and California judicial counsel coordination proceedings. He has defended numerous businesses and automakers throughout the litigation cycle to successful resolutions while constantly attempting to minimize expense for his clients. He joins the expanding Phoenix office which has grown from 20 to 65 attorneys in two-and-a-half years.

Riebe earned his law degree from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law in 2008. While at U of A, he served as productions editor for the Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law. He earned his B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University in 2000.

Prior to attending law school, Riebe worked with testifying expert witnesses calculating financial damages and drafting expert reports used in negotiations and trials. Among other successes, he was instrumental in building a damages model that resulted in a then top-ten patent infringement damages award for a client in the medical devices industry.