Richa Naujoks

Richa is a partner focusing on corporate and securities transactions, stock or asset purchase and sales, mergers, and joint ventures. Backed by the firm’s highly-regarded healthcare regulatory team, Richa also represents private equity firms structure and close transactions in the healthcare industry. She also supports early-stage companies from other countries to establish a presence in the U.S. and raise U.S. seed and venture capital. A large part of Richa’s work involves cross-border corporate transactions. Among others, Richa’s clients are in the technology, health care, AI/machine learning, logistics, media, life sciences, impact investment, and consumer industries.

What do you focus on?

Corporate Transactions

The bulk of my practice is in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and investments. Companies in other parts of the world are increasingly turning to the US to raise their seed or Series A round of financing, or to acquire or partner with U.S. targets as part of their entry strategy into the U.S. A mid-market or early-stage international transaction requires many of the same skills as a larger international transaction, and my practice allows me to use the same skills for mid-market international deals.

Geographical focus

I am one of the leaders of the firm’s South Asia practice, and am on the Board of the New York chapter of TiE, a global entrepreneurship organization. I am a member of the German American Chambers of Commerce NY, and the Swedish American Chambers of Commerce NY. In addition to representing domestic U.S. companies, I frequently represent companies based in Europe and Asia entering the U.S.

What do you see on the horizon?

As startups in recent years have grown, and proven their technologies, more established companies across industries are seeking out strategic acquisitions of innovative startups at various stages. Having represented both the sell-side and buy-side on such deals, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges in structuring and negotiating such a transaction. The unique opportunities for both parties in such transactions, will, I believe, lead this trend to continue and expand.


  • “Corporate Governance,” India—The Business Opportunity: A practical legal and regulatory handbook, Chapter 8, 2016 (co-author)
  • “Integrating CSR into the Corporate Governance Framework: The Current State of Indian Law and Signposts for the Way Ahead,” ISMR (National Stock Exchange publication on Corporate Governance), 2010 (author)
  • “Survey of Indian Laws relating to CSR,” 2009 (author)
  • “Pre-IPO Planning after Sarbanes-Oxley,” IPO Planner, February 2005 (coauthor)
  • “Recent Changes in Delaware Corporate Law,” M&A Advisor, September 2004 (author)

Public speaking engagements

  • “Navigating a Career in the Private Sector,” panel on diversity within the legal profession organized by the South Asian Bar Association of New York, New York, August 12, 2015
  • “Crowdfunding for Early Stage Companies,” Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 4, 2015
  • “New York for Dummies—Legal Update for Entry into the US,” Swedish American Chambers of Commerce, Stockholm, Sweden, August 20, 2014
  • “India Corporate Legal Update,” BNA Bloomberg Investing Into India: Legal & Tax Update, Arlington, Virginia, June 16, 2014 
  • “Crowdfunding: Raising Capital for Start-Ups,” LaunchPad, Huntington, New York, April 22, 2014
  • “Communicating with Shareholders and Stakeholders,” Training for officials of the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Registrars of Companies, New Delhi, September 15, 2010
  • “Money Laundering,” Training at the Advanced Program on Commercial Law for Appeal Court Judges, Kathmandu, Nepal, June 17, 2008, and July 3, 2008

Nine common mistakes that early-stage businesses make

Long Island Business News | June 21, 2018

Long Island corporate partner Richa Naujoks is quoted in this article discussing the need for early-stage businesses to have proper partnership agreements and an IP protection strategy in place.


Richa Naujoks


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7540

New York

Phone: 212-940-3148

Fax: 866-492-7972

University of Washington School of Law, LL.M.

National Law School of India University, B.A., LLB , with honors

New York

Karnataka, India

  • Board member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) NY
  • Member, German American Chambers of Commerce and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce
  • Immediate past co-chair, India Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law
  • Volunteer, New York Chapter of the Association for India’s Development (AID), a nonprofit supporting grassroots development projects in India
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