Oleg Rivkin



Juris Doctor, Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


Bar Admissions

New York



Oleg Rivkin
Office | 212-242-8350
Mobile | 201-362-4100
Fax | 646-607-2075
Email | vb@vogelbachpc.com

Of Counsel


Mr. Rivkin serves as Of Counsel to Vogel Bach & Horn LLP.  His practice is concentrated on international business litigation, arbitration and art law.  With over 24 years of practice, Mr. Rivkin has become one of the premiere go-to international litigators from the state of New York as a result of being strategically and tactically-minded, methodical, tenacious and thoroughly dedicated to his client’s cause.


During his practice, Mr. Rivkin has covered a wide range of legal areas, including disputes arising out of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property rights including trademark infringement (Lanham Act), securities fraud (Rule 10b-5), licensing of technology, commercial fraud, racketeering (RICO) actions, antitrust (Sherman Act), surety bonds, banking, lender liability, asset forfeiture and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbitral awards.  Mr. Rivkin has represented clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts in many national and international jurisdictions.  His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to closely held multinational corporations and family-owned businesses.  Mr. Rivkin also represents high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs.


Among the notable client matters Mr. Rivkin has represented in recent years are:



  • Cayman Islands company in a securities fraud action against a public company and its auditors;
  • Brazilian oil company Petrobras in an action on surety bonds against AIG and other sureties, resulting in a $374 million judgment in the client’s favor;
  • Ford Motor Company in a successful defense of a Bolivian company’s effort to enforce an $11 million Bolivian judgment;
  • Brazilian bank in a U.S. federal action involving claims under a letter of credit totaling $250 million.


International Arbitration

  • French Caribbean submarine telecom cable company in a Barbados-based ICDR arbitration and related New York federal court actions against U.S. and Canadian companies, involving claims over $200 million;
  • Russian industrial company in a Zurich-based ICC arbitration against a Swiss equipment manufacture for defective design;
  • several Chilean companies and nationals in arbitrations in Chile (CAM Santiago) and New York (ICDR) involving rights to oil extraction and other technologies.


Art-related Disputes

  • American Numismatic Society in several litigations in California and New York to recover stolen historic coins;
  • Denver Museum of Art in a federal litigation to recover a Native American artifact;
  • European collector in an action against a New York-based art dealer involving authenticity of several Russian paintings.