Richard Mattera

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer


As executive vice president and chief legal officer for Optum, Richard Mattera is responsible for all legal, regulatory and compliance activities.

Richard joined UnitedHealth Group’s corporate legal team in 2012 with responsibility for the Securities, Transactions and International legal group. This group oversees the securities law compliance, capital markets, investments, real estate, M&A, joint ventures, key strategic transactions and international legal functions enterprise-wide. Richard started at UnitedHealth Group in 2011 with Optum, providing legal support for M&A, joint ventures and key strategic transactions. 

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Richard was a partner at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells and represented publicly and privately held companies in a variety of matters, including in the areas of M&A, joint ventures, securities, corporate finance and corporate governance. 

Richard earned his JD from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and received his BA in political science from Pennsylvania State University, with high distinction. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.