Richard L. Mattiaccio

Richard Mattiaccio

Richard Mattiaccio is a partner in the New York office of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, a global firm. He practices in the Litigation, International Dispute Resolution, and Intellectual Property practice groups at his firm. 

The focus of Mr. Mattiaccio’s practice for the past 30 years has been on cross-border disputes arising from long-term commercial supply contracts; intellectual property rights; licensing arrangements; shareholder and partnership agreements; hedge fund and other investor relationships; energy supply and services contracts; manufacturing, distribution, franchising and retailing agreements; and executive employment contracts. Mr. Mattiaccio has represented claimants and respondents in international, commercial and large complex cases administered under American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre of Dispute Resolution (ICDR), ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules. Bi-lingual in Italian, Mr. Mattiaccio also has acted as counsel in Italian-language arbitration in Milan governed by local arbitration rules and New York contract law.

Mr. Mattiaccio has served since the1980’s as a panel arbitrator with the AAA and/or ICDR under their international, commercial and complex commercial rules. His experience as a neutral includes acting as chair, wing and sole arbitrator in a wide variety of commercial cases seated in New York.  He also has served on ICC and CPR arbitrator panels and he has chaired evidentiary hearings in London.  He is a panel mediator for the Commercial Division, New York County and for the Southern District of New York. 

Mr. Mattiaccio is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of the New York International Arbitration Center, Inc. (NYIAC), and is a member of the International Arbitration Club of New York (IACNY).  

Mr. Mattiaccio co-chairs the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) Committee of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section and is a member of the DR Section’s Executive Committee.  He is active on the International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC) of the New York City Bar Association, and is a member and former co-chair of City Bar’s In House/Outside Litigation Counsel Group. Mr. Mattiaccio has served on a number of NYSBA and City Bar committees related to arbitration, litigation, ethics and professional discipline, and judicial selection. 

Mr. Mattiaccio is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Columbia Law School (J.D. 1978) and Columbia College (B.A.1975).  He was a federal appellate law clerk to former First Deputy Solicitor General Daniel M. Friedman during his first year on the bench. Mr. Mattiaccio has been a member in good standing of the bar of the State of New York since 1979 and is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, before federal courts of appeals including the Second, Federal and D.C. Circuits, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.