Dale L. Matschullat concentrates his practice in general litigation, emphasizing mediation and early dispute resolution advocacy and mediation.

A veteran practitioner Dale offers clients the experience and perspectives gained from 30 years of cumulative of service as General Counsel of two Fortune 500 companies. Today, he puts his insights, knowledge and experience to work for Schiff Hardin, as he helps clients successfully resolve their disputes.

  • Experience

    • Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, Dale served as General Counsel of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (now Newell Brands Inc.) for more than 20 years. From 2007-2010, he was the company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In that role, Dale:
      • Managed Newell Rubbermaid’s global legal function.
      • Served as liaison for the Board and its Committees.
      • Sponsored the global Sustainability initiative, managing the Ethics office and the Environmental function.
      • Served as a member of the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team.
      • Spearheaded government affairs initiatives, representing Newell Rubbermaid in Washington, D.C.
    • From 1989-2001, Dale was Vice President and General Counsel and held other leadership positions in the corporation. During his tenure, he directed worldwide mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. He also handled major litigation involving intellectual property, product liability, employee benefits, and a wide range of other disputes, including many cases that were landmark decisions.
    • Earlier in his career, Dale was Vice President Legal and Human Resources, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Allis-Chalmers Corporation.
  • Credentials


    • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1970
    • Stanford University, B.A., History, 1967, with distinction

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois


            • Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (1970-1971)

            Professional Memberships

            • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
            • International Housewares Association
            • American Bar Association, International Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section, Subcommittee of Corporate Counsel Litigation Section