Kai Richter is Of Counsel at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits / ERISA practice.  He has extensive trial and appellate experience and has spoken at numerous national forums on ERISA litigation.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Mr. Richter was a partner and practice leader at a highly regarded national plaintiffs’ law firm, where he represented clients in all manner of class actions, including over two dozen ERISA class actions as court-appointed class counsel. 

Mr. Richter’s experience also includes public service as the Manager of the Complex Litigation Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, and as a litigator in the Office of General Counsel for the Federal Election Commission.

In addition, Mr. Richter has held teaching roles as the Co-Director of the Robert F. Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Program for the University of Minnesota Law School, and as an adjunct legal writing instructor at Hamline University.  He also formerly served as the Co-Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Consumer Litigation Section.

Mr. Richter received his B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College, and his received his J.D., cum laude, from University of Minnesota Law School.