Matthew Nicely

Matthew R. Nicely is a partner in the International Trade Department at Hughes Hubbard’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Nicely has more than 20 years of experience in international trade law and has been integrally involved in many of the high-profile trade cases of the past two decades. He regularly advises clients on the risks and opportunities presented by U.S. trade regulations as well as various international trade agreements.

Mr. Nicely has represented multiple industries in trade remedy proceedings (antidumping and countervailing duties, global and China safeguards) before administrative agencies, in appeals to U.S. courts, and in WTO dispute settlement. He also counsels clients on compliance with day-to-day regulation of cross-border trade in goods, services, and investment, including customs, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott, and anti-bribery laws. His clients vary in scope and span the globe: governments, exporters, importers, producers and users of various metals, high-tech goods, auto parts, chemicals; and many different consumer items from all over the world.

Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Mr. Nicely was a partner and head of the International Trade & Customs practice group at Thompson Hine LLP. According to Chambers Global, Mr. Nicely has “deep experience in trade remedies” and a "really terrific track record in trade policy work.” Clients award him “very high marks – he is extremely conscientious, thorough and accessible, and knows this area inside-out.”

Mr. Nicely received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, where he is currently an adjunct professor. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia

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