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William and Mary School of Law, J.D., 2002, Order of the Coif; Member, William & Mary Law Review, 2001-02; Law Review Candidates Program, Director

Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 1995


As head of Robinson Bradshaw’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, Rich Dunn represents emerging and established companies in protecting and commercializing intellectual property assets and advising on the technology and intellectual property aspects of licensing, merger and acquisition, financing and other strategic transactions. He manages all intellectual property and IT-related aspects of corporate, private equity and financing transactions. Rich also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating technology contracts, including: complex software and/or data licensing and subscriptions; patent and other intellectual property licensing; SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and cloud-based service arrangements; professional services and consulting arrangements, including development agreements; OEM, VAR and other strategic distribution arrangements; and support services and SLA agreements.

Rich also regularly counsels clients on data security and privacy laws within the United States and Europe. His experience includes assisting clients with the development of data privacy and security policies and procedures, and negotiating data privacy and security agreements.

As general corporate counsel to many clients, Rich also assists businesses in a variety of other commercial and corporate matters, including organizational and corporate governance issues, and the negotiation of procurement, manufacturing and distribution agreements and other commercial contracts.

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