Rick Iaccarino

Founding Partner


Riccardo Iaccarino is a founding and managing partner of the law firm Barnes, Iaccarino & Shepherd, LLP, the successor firm to Roy Barnes, P.C., which was founded in 1976. Mr. Iaccarino worked at Roy Barnes, P.C. as a paralegal after graduating from Amherst College and then as an attorney after attending Brooklyn Law School Evening Division and passing the New York State Bar Exam in 1990. Mr. Iaccarino represents over thirty five Unions and their affiliated employee benefit funds in the New York Metropolitan area as general counsel. Throughout his career, he has counseled benefit fund Trustees on their rights and obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, among others.

Mr. Iaccarino is the Chairman of the American Alliance Conference Ltd and the Educational Conference of Benefit Plans and has lectured on a multitude of topics including but not limited to the Affordable Care Act; the OPIOID Multi District Litigation; collection of employer delinquencies; Department of Labor audits; investment policies and guidelines; travel and expense reimbursement policies and the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Rick recently formed the law firm of Tate, Grossman, Kelly and Iaccarino, LLP, with the exclusive purpose of obtaining the largest no cost recovery of damages caused by the Pharmaceutical Companies for Union Health Funds, Pension Funds and the families damaged by their fraudulent marketing and selling of opioids which created the nationwide heroin epidemic.

He is admitted to practice before the New York State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Rick believes in the philosophy of “giving back” to the community. He served as the pro-bono attorney and board member for the St. Hugh St. Elizabeth Baseball and Softball League for over 15 years and has coached his children in flag football, baseball, softball, boys and girls basketball and soccer. Rick also boxed at the 2015 Long Island Fight for Charity raising over $150,000 for the ROHHAD Fight, Inc. Charity; a record for the 16 year old event. Rick and his amazing wife Diane have five wonderful children, one of whom fortunately survived a ten year battle with heroin addiction.