Richard F. Riley, Jr. (Dick) is the newest member of Acuity's Board of Directors. Dick is a tax partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, which is headquartered in Milwaukee.
Dick’s areas of expertise in his law practice include tax and corporate matters for property and casualty insurance companies such as Acuity.
“It is a real honor to join the Board of Directors of Acuity,” Dick said. “The company has a stellar reputation as a leader in the insurance industry for financial success, customer service, agent relations, and as a great place to work. I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Acuity team and to help maintain and grow its success from the corporate governance standpoint.”
Dick is a native of Mississippi. He is a graduate of Yale University and Duke University School of Law. Dick has practiced law in Washington, D.C., for over 30 years as an associate and partner of the Foley & Lardner law firm and its predecessor firms. He has represented and advised insurance companies on tax and corporate matters throughout his career, and was a member of the Foley team that represented Acuity in a successful case in the U.S. Tax Court in 2013.
Dick is active in the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, where he serves as a subcommittee co-chair, and in insurance industry associations such as the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. Dick is active in civic and charitable organizations, including current service on the boards of Legal Counsel for the Elderly, which provides legal assistance to low-income elderly residents of Washington, D.C., and The Riley Foundation, a charitable grant-making foundation in his home town of Meridian, Mississippi.
Dick lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Mimi, a law professor at the University of Virginia. They have a daughter and two sons.
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