Munck Wilson Mandala

Elliott C. Riches


Elliott C. Riches is an associate practicing in the firm’s litigation group. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation.

While in law school, Elliott received numerous awards for academic excellence and trial and appellate advocacy. He was also involved as an assistant coach for Wake Forest’s Undergraduate Mock Trial Team, a member of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, editor of the Wake Forest Law Review, and research assistant for a Professor of Law, and a competitor on the law school’s trial teams.

Prior to law school, Elliott attended Baylor University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2018 as part of the Baylor Business Fellows program, completing additional majors in economics and political science as well as a minor in mathematics. He also received his M.S. in economics from Baylor University in 2018. In 2021, he graduated from Wake Forest University Law School, manga cum laude.

Prior to joining MWM, he worked with the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia’s Major Crime Section and Civil Division, and the Office of State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida’s Career Criminals Unit.

Representative Matters

  • Provided research support on complex legal issues to trial team for multimillion-dollar trade secrets case
  • Prepared research memoranda, conducted factual research, and assisted with trial preparation for Criminal Antitrust cases and investigations
  • Drafted motions, sentencing memoranda, and other litigation documents as well as assisted AUSAs with trial preparation for D.C. Superior Court trials
  • Conducted legal research, drafted briefs, and worked with potential witness for FOIA and employment discrimination cases in U.S. District Court
  • Assisted with jury selection and trial for criminal matter in Florida State Court


Wake Forest University, 2021
School of Law Juris Doctorate
magna cum laude
Baylor University, 2018
M.S. Economics
Baylor University,
Business Fellows, Economics, Political Science

Honors & Awards

Academic Excellence awards: Torts, Legislative & Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Arbitration, Equitable & Legal Remedies, Constitutional Law II

Champion, 2021 Zeliff Trial Competition

Champion, 2019 Stanley Moot Competition

Bar Admissions


Focus Areas

Commercial Litigation

Patents Litigation

Trade Secrets