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Matthew M. Riccardi

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Overview

Matthew Riccardi is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group with almost twenty years’ experience representing companies and individuals in regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. In his enforcement practice, he frequently represents public companies, their directors and senior officers in proceedings before the SEC, the CFTC, the DOJ, FINRA and other regulatory agencies. He has conducted numerous internal investigations related to a variety of issues including trading practices, internal controls, valuations and corruption. His civil litigation practice has included securities class actions, benchmark rate-fixing antitrust matters, and a wide variety of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on issues related to complex financial products. He is a member of the Securities Litigation Committee and the Federal Courts Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Commercial Disputes from 2016 to 2019. more +

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

Experience

  • Investment fund in litigation against the Republic of Argentina related to sovereign debt bond payments.
  • Canadian cannabis company in a federal securities class action.
  • Various interdealer brokers and their affiliates in antitrust class actions alleging rate fixing by brokers and banks of financial benchmark rates, including Isdafix and Swiss LIBOR.
  • Investment funds in takings litigation before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims arising out of government action concerning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac junior preferred and common shares.
  • A former director of a major television company in ongoing shareholder class action litigation.
  • Members of the board and audit committee of a major international car rental company in connection with a shareholder derivative demand investigation.
  • An international law firm and a former partner in litigation alleging violations of Section 487 of the N.Y. Judiciary Law.
  • Individual defendants in a lawsuit alleging state and federal securities law claims in actions brought by the Federal Housing Finance Agency as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac arising out of the purchase of billions of dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • An asset management group of a global bank in an internal investigation and in SEC and FINRA inquiries related to quant modeling.
  • The CFO of a major financial institution in SEC and CFTC investigations and related multi-district civil litigation.
  • A hedge fund in lawsuits against a bank arising out of the termination of a total return swap transaction. 
  • A hedge fund in litigation brought by 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.
  • Various individuals, including corporate officers, traders, and bankers, in DOJ, SEC and FINRA enforcement proceedings and investigations related to trading, valuation, underwriting, accounting, market manipulation, and other issues.

Honors & Awards

Recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of General Commercial Disputes (2016-2019). 

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. 

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Education
  • 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
  • United States Court of Federal Claims