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 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
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 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.
Represents a software company that provides governmental compliance software to customers through SaaS-based subscription agreements.
Represents a company that provides a facility management technology platform in connection with licensing and subscription matters, distribution arrangements and technology acquisitions.
Represents a private company that provides a universal shopping cart to facilitate e-commerce transactions, including the negotiation of several technology integration arrangements with Fortune 500 companies.
Counsels several technology and software providers on issues related to development and protection of proprietary technologies.
Represented a private technology and software provider in complex licensing transactions with major media and entertainment content providers.
Represented the third largest health care system in the country in the negotiation of numerous software licensing and development agreements, consulting arrangements and other technology-related agreements.
Represented the NCAA in a comprehensive restructure of all of its media rights related to its championships, including a $10.8 billion multimedia agreement with CBS and Turner Broadcasting for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; a multimedia rights agreement with ESPN for 24 other NCAA championships; a radio rights agreement with Westwood One; a digital rights agreement with Turner Sports Interactive; and a content licensing and distribution agreement with T3 Media.
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.
Finance and Capital Markets
Represented the lender and administrative agent for a $200 million secured credit facility for a heavy construction equipment dealer.
Represented the lender and administrative agent for a $75 million secured credit facility for a tractor and equipment company.
Represented the note purchaser and collateral agent in connection with a $232 million secured credit facility for a substance abuse and mental health recovery center provider.
Represented a private services-based company in connection with its refinancing of secured working capital facility.
News & Events
- June 26, 2018
- June 25, 2018
- Oct. 23, 2015
- Feb. 12, 2015
- Six Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 18, 2013
- Seven Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 23, 2012
- Seven Shareholders Included Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in the Top 10Jan. 21, 2011
- April 26, 2010
- Jan. 25, 2010
- Leadership Charlotte, Class 30