Richard Whitney

Managing Director


Financial Advisory


New York, United States

Over the past 30 years, Richard Whitney has advised both specialty chemicals, materials companies, and private equity firms on a wide range of M & A transactions.

Previously, Richard served as Global Head of Chemicals at Credit Suisse from 2000 to 2011 after having started his career at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette Securities.

He holds an M.B.A. from George Washington University and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Colorado.

Our offices in the United States

The United States has been Lazard’s home since the firm was incorporated in New Orleans in July 1848.

For more than 175 years, Lazard has been an integral part of the American business landscape, providing trusted advice to public and private companies, governments, partnerships and individuals in the United States and Canada.

In addition to our global headquarters in New York, Lazard has locations in eight cities across the United States, bringing invaluable local perspective to our work with clients around the nation and all over the world.