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IN MEMORIAM: Richard A. Hibey

March 15, 2024 – Miller & Chevalier sadly shares that on Monday, February 19, 2024, retired Litigation Member Richard A. Hibey passed away peacefully at home.

"Dick brought skill, empathy, and relentless optimism to everything he did. He was a wonderful colleague, mentor, and friend – he is missed," said Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier. 

Dick was a Member at Miller & Chevalier for nearly two decades before retiring in 2018. He began his legal practice at the Legal Aid Agency for the District of Columbia, now the Public Defender Service (PDS), before serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. 

Dick's distinguished career included many high-profile clients and cases, including heads of state such as former president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, and Iran-Contra figure and former espionage chief for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Clair George. He was chief counsel for the Special Bid Oversight Commission of the U.S. Olympic Committee, which investigated the events leading to the selection of Salt Lake City to host the Winter Olympics, and served as American defense counsel in a criminal prosecution by the Ukrainian government against a leading Ukrainian elected official in connection with pre-trial detention, constitutional, and international human rights issues, including possible proceedings in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Dick was nationally ranked and recognized by leading publications for his leadership in the white collar bar. He was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Member of The Barristers, and taught criminal law as an adjunct professor for 13 years at American University's Washington College of Law. 

"Dick was zealous and principled, generous with praise and credit, and a professional and personal inspiration," said Mark Rochon, former Chair of the firm's Litigation department.

Dick graduated with an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center in 1966, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1965, and earned an A.B., cum laude, from LeMoyne College in 1962. 

Dick's legacy will be remembered as an important part of Miller & Chevalier's history. The firm extends its deepest condolences to his family – his wife Mary Ellen, his sons and daughters-in-law David, Tara, Justin, and Corinne, and their extended families. He will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, MD. A funeral mass will be said at Our Lady of Mercy at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating in Dick's name to support Education and Opportunities for Lebanon ( through the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).