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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

1775 I STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-2401, USA
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Matthew R. Nicely

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Work Department

International Trade.


Matt advises clients on risks and opportunities presented by U.S. and international trade regulatory regimes. He has represented multiple industries in trade remedy proceedings (antidumping, safeguards, countervailing duties) before administrative agencies, in appeals to U.S. courts, and in WTO dispute settlement. Matt also counsels clients on compliance with day-to-day regulation of goods, services, and investment moving across borders, including customs, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott, and anti-bribery laws.


Matt teaches international trade law at American University.


American University Law School, J.D. (1991, cum laude); Oberlin College, B.A. (1987).

United States: Dispute resolution

International trade

Within: International trade

Led by the 'highly strategic' Joanne Osendarp, the eight-partner Washington DC-based team at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is particularly adept at handling international trade litigation for large corporates (HBO Latin America, LafargeHolcim), sovereign governments (the governments of Indonesia and Canada), and trade associations (Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers). Osendarp 'has a breathtaking understanding of the law and politics of trade remedies'. This has manifested itself most notably in her continued representation of the Canadian government in the softwood lumber dispute with the US, and a countervailing duty matter regarding supercalendered paper; notably, the firm persuaded the WTO that the US Department of Commerce (DOC) had acted inconsistently with the subsidies and countervailing measures agreement in its countervailing duty determination on supercalendered paper from Canada. Praised for his 'ability to handle complex and difficult trade remedy investigations and litigation', Matthew Nicely worked alongside Osendarp in the supercalendered paper matter and also achieved significant market recognition as a result of his recent work for the Solar Energy Industries Association in the solar safeguards investigation before the ITC. In addition to his general anti-dumping and countervailing duty work, Dean Pinkert also regularly assists clients with other types of ITC matters. The departure in April 2018 of Amanda DeBusk and Melissa Duffy to Dechert LLP impacted the team's export controls and sanctions capability, although this was offset somewhat by the arrival in May 2018 of former DOJ National Security Division Official Ryan Fayhee from Baker McKenzie LLP.

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