Richard F. O'Neill
Richard F. O’Neill is an associate in the Seattle office of Neville Peterson LLP. His practice focuses on customs and international trade compliance, administrative law, intellectual property, and civil litigation. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
With a diverse litigation background, Mr. O'Neill has trial and other litigation experience before the U.S. Court of International Trade, has argued before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has appeared before the United Kingdom’s First Tier Tax Tribunal, and Upper Tribunal. He has drafted numerous appellate briefs and has represented trade associations in amicus curiae briefs before the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has represented clients in civil litigation against the government and private parties, including a defendant in a qui tam action brought under the False Claims Act, and has also represented creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. O’Neill has handled a wide range of global customs and trade issues. He has represented several clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, and has represented others with unique intellectual property issues relating to seizures, exclusions, section 337 investigations, exclusion orders and other import restrictions. Advising clients in risk assessment and remediation, he has handled issues concerning supply-chain management, C-TPAT compliance programs, shipping disputes, cross-border contracts, international arbitration enforcement, and others.
As an intern with Neville Peterson LLP before graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2010, Mr. O'Neill gained valuable research and writing experience while working on complex intellectual property issues relating to grey market import restrictions. Prior to attending law school, he earned his B.A. from Saint Martin’s University where he was an NCAA student athlete and two-year captain of the baseball team. In his spare time, Mr. O’Neill enjoys the outdoors, running, and traveling. He is a lifelong fan of his hometown Seattle sports teams, especially the Seahawks and Mariners.
Customs and International Trade
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Saint Martin’s University, B.A., 2007
Washington State, 2011
U.S. Court of International Trade, 2012
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2012
Washington State Bar Association
Court of International Trade Bar Association