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Phone: 6464132832

200 Park Avenue, Suite 1700

New York, NY 10116

Richard Mattiaccio



Current Employer:

Independent Arbitrator and Mediator

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Appellate ✔ Arts (Fine, Performing)
✔ Aviation ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Biotech ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Energy including oil and gas
✔ Entertainment ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Franchise ✔ Industrial
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Licensing
✔ Media & Communications ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Non-profit Organizations ✔ Partnerships
✔ Professional Fees ✔ Professional Liability
✔ Professional Negligence ✔ Real Estate
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes ✔ Transportation


See for details Experience in cross-border and domestic commercial, IP and executive employment disputes, international and commercial arbitration in a broad array of industrial and commercial sectors, including: • Aerospace • Banking and Finance • Energy (Oil & Gas, Solar, Wind) o Long-term Supply Agreements o Manufacturing, Outsourcing o Construction Projects • Fashion and Consumer Brands (Licensing, Distribution, TM) • Hotel Development, Management (Investor/Manager Disputes) • Consumer Products Design, Manufacture, Distribution • Long-term Commercial Supply Relationships • Machine Tool, Cell and System Supply • Medical Device Supply • Real Estate Development and Investments • Representation of a sovereign in US federal and NY state court litigation • Specialty Food and Beverage Import and Distribution • Technology Licensing • Transportation/Logistics • Venture Capital Investments Representation of EU-based companies and U.S. subsidiaries of EU-based groups in arbitrated, litigated and mediated disputes with strategic commercial partners in the United States; consulting and supervisory relationships with local counsel representing US-based parties in Italian judicial and arbitral proceedings.

Work History:

Independent Arbitrator and Mediator with 30+ years of service as AAA/ICDR panel arbitrator in commercial and international cases, experience as chair in ad hoc international arbitration, experience as sole arbitrator in CPR Rules and ICC Rules cases and as party-appointed sole and wing arbitrator in ICC Rules cases. 40 years of practice experience in commercial litigation and arbitration; Arbitrator in ICC, CPR and ad hoc arbitration; Appointed by presidents of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York as sole arbitrator in disputes between departing partners and their law firms; Ad hoc mediator, 2017-present; bilingual mediator (Italian) Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School (International Commercial Arbitration), 2018- Partner, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP, New York, New York, September 2017 - November 2020 (Arbitration, Litigation) Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (previously Squire Sanders), July 2007 - August 2017 Partner, Pavia & Harcourt LLP, New York, 1987 - 2007; Chair, Arbitration and Litigation Practice (1998 - 2007); Associate, 1983 - 1986 Litigation Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, 1983 - 1987 Federal Appellate Clerkship, Chief Judge Daniel M. Friedman, US Court of Claims (1978 -1979).


Downloadable CV available at: for details


Downloadable CV available at: for details


State of New York (First Department 1979-present); U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; United States Courts of Appeals including Federal Circuit (CAFC), District of Columbia Circuit; United States Supreme Court.


AAA Commercial/Complex, ICDR International; CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals; USCIB/ICC


Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb, C Arb); Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators/CIArb New York Branch (2019-20 ; Vice-Chair, 2017-18; Executive Committee member 2014-20 Chair, New York City Bar International Commercial Disputes Committee (ICDC), 2016-19; Vice Chair, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), 2017-18;, Board of Directors, 2012-18; Executive Committee, 2013-18; CPR Institute Arbitration Committee, 2016-present; NYSBA International Section Arbitration Committee Co-chair, 2020-present NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section (DRS), Executive Committee member (2011-17), founding co-chair, International Dispute Resolution (IDR) Committee (2013-16); member, DRS Arbitration Committee (2009-17); Member, International Arbitration Club of New York, 2013-present; Member, NY City Bar President’s Working Group on Enhanced Speed and Efficiency of Dispute Resolution (2017-18); Co-chair, NY City Bar In-House-Outside Litigation Group, 2011-13; member 2008-16. Past NY City Bar committee service has included its Arbitration, Judiciary, Professional and Judicial Ethics, Professional Discipline, and Civil Rights Committees, and chair of its Products Liability Committee. Founding co-chair, Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) Daniel M. Friedman Memorial Committee / Friedman Appellate Practice Lecture, 2012-14.


B.A., Columbia College, 1975; J.D., Columbia Law School, 1978


See Articles by Fellows at or for details, including Do Arbitrators Know The Law (And Should They Find It Themselves)? Dispute Resolution Journal (DRJ), Vol: 73, No: 1 © JurisNet, LLC 2018; In-House Counsel's Key Role in Arbitration: Ensuring the Process Meets Company Expectations (NYSBA Inside, Vol. 33, No. 3, Winter 2015); Arbitration Do's and Don'ts for the Trial Lawyer, NY Litigator Vol. 19 No. 2 (NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Fall 2014, reprinted in NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section Digest Spring 2017); Arbitration Tips and Traps for Corporate Counsel, Corporate Counsel, October 16, 2014 (ALM Media Properties LLC); Expert Q&A on International Arbitration in New York,, January 2015 (2015 Thompson Reuters); Co-Author, T. Galletto and R. Mattiaccio, Mediation in Italy: A Bridge Too Far?, Dispute Resolution Journal (August-October 2011).


New York-born dual citizen of the United States and Italy; bi-lingual in Italian; capable of conducting hearings in Italian, experience as mediator has included successful mediation entirely in Italian of dispute in arbitration between pro se Italian owners of a Connecticut-based LLC; Course Co-Director, annual 5-day Columbia Law School - CIArb Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration (2017-present); 2010 UNIDROIT Principles Working Group Observer; Faculty, NYSBA DRS Arbitration Training, Cardozo Law School, June 2011-15, 2017-19; Third-Party Funding Panel, AAA/NYLS, Hot Topics in Arbitration, March 15, 2017; E-Discovery Panel, NYSBA ComFed/DRS Program at Fordham LS, March 13, 2017; Program Chair and Moderator, CIArb NY Branch Six-City Video-Linked Program on the UNIDROIT Principles 2010 Working Group presenters, February 25, 2015; Program Committee Chair, CIArb NY Branch UNCITRAL Conference, October 21, 2015; Program Co-Chair, NYSBA DRS Section 2013 Fall Meeting; Panelist, Business Arbitration: Addressing the Practical Concerns of In-House Counsel, NY City Bar (2010): Panelist, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Avoiding the Arbi-Trial: How B2B Arbitration Can Be Expeditious and Cost Effective (New York, 2004). See for updates.

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