Richard L. Mattiaccio

Richard Mattiaccio is a veteran litigator of business, intellectual property, executive employment and cross-border disputes. He has represented domestic and international clients in court, in arbitration and in mediation in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, banking, commercial real estate and finance, fashion apparel and accessories, food and beverage, hospitality, industrial products, medical devices, and professional (including engineering and technology-related) services.  

Mr. Mattiaccio's clients have ranged from publicly-traded companies and multinational corporate groups based in the United States, Europe and Asia to closely-held, including family-managed corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships based in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He has represented design, manufacturing, licensing and distribution companies based in Italy continuously since 1983.

The focus of Mr. Mattiaccio's practice is on pre-trial, trial, and appellate work in federal and state courts; the representation of clients in arbitration of complex domestic and cross-border business disputes under AAA/ICDR, CPR, ICC, UNCITRAL rules; acting as lead counsel in cross-border litigation in aid of arbitration; and assisting clients in avoiding protracted legal battles at the contract-drafting stage or as settlement counsel in negotiation or mediation.

Mr. Mattiaccio has also served as an arbitrator in scores of business contract disputes since 1987 and he has broad experience in mediation both as counsel and as mediator. He has served as tribunal chair, sole arbitrator and tribunal member in connection with a broad range of international and domestic commercial, intellectual property and executive employment disputes. In mediation, he has effectively represented clients in obtaining settlements and he has successfully mediated disputes between parties in long-term commercial relationships. His arbitrator-mediator CV is available at

Bilingual in English (native) and Italian and a New York City-born dual citizen of the United States and Italy, Mr. Mattiaccio also has a working knowledge of business and legal Spanish.