Richard R. Rowe 

Special Counsel – New York
T.+1 212 504 6534
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Richard Rowe is a special counsel in the Corporate Group. His practice focuses on complex transactions, including the national security review of cross-border investments by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Rich has a wealth of private practice and government service experience. Prior to joining Cadwalader in 2024, he served as Deputy Director in the Office of Investment Security with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rich led a team of case officers in conducting hundreds of CFIUS reviews of cross-border corporate transactions and negotiating and implementing dozens of agreements and other mitigation measures to address national security risks arising from these transactions.

Before joining Treasury in 2020, Rich was a corporate associate at a leading law firm for mergers and acquisitions, where he worked on complex public and private transactions, including mergers, asset and equity sales, securities offerings, joint ventures, spinoffs and other matters. Prior to his legal career, Rich served as a captain in the U.S. Army, where he held various leadership roles, including as an infantry platoon leader and troop executive officer.

Rich earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and the treasurer of the Columbia Law Review. He earned his M.A. and B.S. (magna cum laude) from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.



Richard R. Rowe 


  • New York


  • Columbia Law School
  • Georgetown University
    M.A., magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University
    B.S., magna cum laude