Richard P. Crane, Jr. specializes in transactional litigation and white collar crime, primarily in the Federal Courts, as well as serving as corporate counsel to several small-to-medium size corporations.


Mr. Crane graduated from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School in '61 and '64 respectively.


After law school he worked for the United States government for twelve years; in the U.S. Senate for Senator Tom Dodd, and in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Government Operations Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee as a staff Attorney.

In 1968 Mr. Crane was appointed an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Connecticut and later became the acting U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.

In 1970 Mr. Crane was appointed by the Attorney General of the United States to head up the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force for the Thirteen Western States. The Strike Force consisted of Mr. Crane as its chief, numerous special attorneys with national federal authority, Federal criminal agents from the FBI, IRS, ATF, DEA, Customs, Department of Labor and others, along with local police and sheriffs. The charge of the Strike Force was to investigate and prosecute organized crime, commonly referred to as the Mafia.

Mr. Crane and the Strike Force are credited with eradicating the mob from the thirteen western states, especially Nevada, which had a particularly virulent problem at the time.

In 1975 Mr. Crane was nominated by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Federal Bar Association as the outstanding government attorney in the Nation. In the same year Mr. Crane was one of three finalists from a group of one hundred twenty-five nominees to be the District Attorney of Los Angeles County.

In 1977 Mr. Crane was Vice Chairman of the ABA Sub Committee on Ethics and Discipline and has been included every year in the Publication, "Best Lawyers in America".




In private practice Mr. Crane has been a partner in several firms, including Musick Peeler and Garrett, Girardi Keese and Crane, and K&L/Gates.

His representative clients have been as diverse as The Aga Khan, Adnan Khashoggi, General Atomic, U. S. Steel, Universal Oil Products, The City of Vernon, Apex Oil Company and 20th Century Fox, to name a few.

For thirty-two years Mr. Crane was Chairman of the Southern Nevada Culinary and Bartenders Pension Trust. When he became Chairman the Pension Trust was actuarially bankrupt, unable to pay its beneficiaries. When Mr. Crane retired the trust was considered one of the most solvent in the nation, with over two billion dollars in assets.

Mr. Crane has served on numerous boards, including New York stock exchange companies. He has also served on charitable boards such as the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation and The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Mr. Crane served on the Board of directors of The Bel Air Country Club for six years and was Bel Air's first two-term President.



Mr. Crane was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, and currently resides with his wife, Janie, in Los Angeles

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Pacific Palisades CA 90272

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