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
Rich Dunn heads Robinson Bradshaw's Intellectual Property Practice Group and has extensive experience representing clients on intellectual property and technology transactions. He regularly counsels clients in connection with intellectual property licensing, acquisition, development and distribution agreements; software and/or data licensing; SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and cloud-based service arrangements; support services and SLA agreements; professional services and consulting arrangements; and OEM, VAR and other strategic distribution arrangements. Prior to becoming an attorney, Rich was a consultant for Accenture where he implemented IT solutions, which enables him to provide a unique and well-rounded perspective when negotiating and structuring technology-related transactions.
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 has also assisted businesses in a wide variety of other commercial and corporate matters, including organizational and corporate governance issues, and negotiation of procurement, manufacturing and distribution agreements, and other commercial contracts.
Honors & Awards
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Star, banking, 2011-13
Technology and Intellectual Property
Represented a large national bank in connection with the negotiation of a variety of enterprise-wide, cloud-based technology transactions, including its industry-leading, transformative initiative to move a portion of the bank's digital infrastructure to the public cloud.
Represented the third largest health care system in the country in the negotiation of numerous technology-related agreements, including IaaS arrangements, SaaS-based subscription agreements, software licensing and development agreements, consulting arrangements and other technology-based transactions.
Counseled a Fortune 500 networking infrastructure provider in connection with multiple information technology transactions, including negotiation of an agreement for IaaS deployment.
Represents a private software company that provides a SaaS-based technology platform that facilitates the capture and dissemination of medical records, including in connection with subscription agreements, reseller agreements, business partner agreements and other distribution-related agreements.
Represents a private company that provides a payment tokenization platform technology utilized to facilitate e-commerce transactions, including the negotiation of SaaS-based services agreements with various Fortune 500 companies.
Represents a software company that provides governmental compliance software to customers through SaaS-based subscription agreements.
Represents a company that provides a cloud-based facility management technology platform in connection with licensing and subscription matters, distribution arrangements and technology acquisitions.
Represents a worldwide leader of proprietary technologies and processes for manufacturing critical raw material resources in a variety of complex, technology licensing, distribution and supply-based transactions.
Counsels a variety of technology and software providers on issues related to development and protection of proprietary technologies.
Represents a private technology and cloud-based software provider in complex licensing transactions with major media and entertainment content providers.
Represents multiple private companies that offer sales training and effectiveness services and related intellectual property materials, including in connection with negotiation of a variety of service and license agreements, OEM agreements, joint ventures and other business partnering arrangements.
Corporate and Commercial
Represents a public manufacturing company in connection with supply and procurement agreements, reseller and distribution agreements, and other commercial transactions.
Represents a public company in connection with the negotiation of information technology and supply chain-related agreements.
Represents a lighting manufacturer in supply chain and distributorship arrangements, technology development agreements, services agreements and other contracting matters.
Counsels and advises several companies in a general counsel capacity to manage and address general commercial legal needs.
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