Richard Schultz was Tom Foran's assistant at the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. Schultz was bright, ambitious, and meticulous in his preparation. His style differed considerably from that of his boss. Whereas Foran was the composed professional, Schultz was the government's pit bull. J. Anthony Lukas described how "his thick lips would twist into a snarl and he would leap toward the lectern denouncing the defendants or their attorneys for some unspeakable new crime."
Prior to signing on as Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (a job he left shortly after the Chicago Seven Trial) in 1964, Schultz had attended DePaul Law School, where he was Editor-in Chief of the Law Review.
Shultz now practices in the firm of Foran & Schultz. His clients have included Bally's, Coca Cola, and the Chicago Transit Authority.