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Matthew M. Riccardi

F:  917.344.8810


Matthew Riccardi is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Riccardi focuses on complex commercial and financial litigation.  He also has extensive experience representing financial institutions, as well as their board members, officers, and employees, in internal investigations and in regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal defense matters.  more +

Mr. Riccardi is admitted to practice in New York and the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.


  • A hedge fund in lawsuits against bank arising out of the termination of a total return swap transaction.  Litigation involves allegation that bank wrongfully refused to return collateral following the hedge fund's termination of the ISDA-based swap agreement.
  • A hedge fund in litigation against banks alleging breach of a credit agreement.
  • A large chemical manufacturing company in litigation alleging breach of the terms of a stock purchase agreement and non-compete agreement entered in connection with the sale of a subsidiary.
  • A bank in internal investigation and in SEC and FINRA inquiries.
  • Various individuals in DOJ, SEC and FINRA enforcement proceedings.

Honors & Awards

Recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of General Commercial Disputes (2016-2018). 

Received awards for outstanding pro bono service from the Legal Aid Society in 2005 and 2006 for litigating challenge to prison policies and procedures related to sexual abuse of prison inmates by prison staff. 



Practice Areas
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002
  • Yale University, B.A., 1996
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit