Daniel Richman

Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law

Daniel Richman

Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law

Daniel C. Richman is the Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.

Richman is a former federal prosecutor who served as chief appellate attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and has served as a consultant to the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury on federal criminal matters. Richman was the Brendan Moore Professor in Advocacy at Fordham Law School before joining Columbia Law School’s faculty. In 2004, Richman was appointed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as chairman of the Local Conditional Release Commission. He is currently an adviser to FBI Director James B. Comey.

Richman's scholarly writings include more than 30 law review articles. He has offered testimony as an expert in a number of congressional hearings, and state, federal, and international criminal and civil matters.

  • J.D., Yale University, 1984
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1980
Areas of Expertise
  • Criminal procedure, adjudication
  • Evidence
  • Federal criminal law
Criminal Adjudication
Federal Criminal Law
S. Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Surveillance Law
S. Sentencing