Richard J. Parrino | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Richard J. Parrino

Partner Corporate & Finance

Parrino Richard

Richard J. Parrino
Parrino Richard
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
quote mark

'Richard is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is technically strong, understands how we operate and provides practicable and actionable legal advice.'

Client quoted in Chambers USA 2022

Companies of all sizes call on Richard Parrino to represent them in structuring, negotiating, and documenting a wide range of capital-raising and other corporate transactions. He acts for domestic and foreign private issuers in public and institutional securities offerings and for U.S. and international companies in mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and restructurings.

With long experience in U.S. securities regulation, Richard advises public companies on compliance with the federal securities laws and SEC rules and with stock exchange listing standards. He counsels senior executives, boards of directors, and board committees on fiduciary duty and other corporate governance matters arising in the normal course of operations and in mergers and other extraordinary transactions.

Richard's wide-ranging representations have included significant transactions on behalf of public and private companies in a variety of industries.

Clients value Richard's proven ability to lead complex transactions that require a command of process and insight into how to manage the resolution of conflicting business interests.

Richard has written widely on topics in securities and corporate law and has served as a visiting lecturer on securities regulation and corporate governance at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Before entering private practice, Richard served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas A. Flannery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

quote mark

'Richard is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is technically strong, understands how we operate and provides practicable and actionable legal advice.'

Client quoted in Chambers USA 2022

Representative experience

Represented Dell Inc. in its US$24.9bn going-private transaction

Represented SecureWorks Corp. in its US$112m carve-out IPO

Represented U.S. and international companies in the TMT sector in strategic investments and business combinations domestically and in non-U.S. markets

Represented issuers, including CBS, Dell, Ingredion, NextEra Energy, UnitedHealth Group, and U.S. Foodservice, in over US$90bn of public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.

Represented Dell Technologies Inc. in the US$638m IPO of its subsidiary Pivotal Software Inc.

Represented foreign private issuers in the establishment of ADR programs, international securities offerings, and compliance with U.S. securities regulation.


  • LL.M., University of Cambridge, First Class Honours, Trinity Hall Scholar
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Managing Editor, Virginia Law Review
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, Business Law Section, ABA
  • Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.
  • Board of Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation
  • Former member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Investment Compliance (Emerald Group Publishing)
  • Former member, Governing Board, St. Albans School, Washington, D.C.


Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (District of Columbia)

Chambers USA

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance, Recommended

Legal 500 US

2017-2018, 2023
Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Recommended

Legal 500 US

2012-2014, 2016-2019, 2021-2022
Securities Regulation

The Best Lawyers in America

Securities and Corporate Finance

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

Notable Practitioner, Capital Markets: Debt


Notable Practitioner, Capital Markets: Equity, M&A


Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, Recommended

Legal 500 US

BTI's All-Star Team, Recognized for Outstanding Client Service


Securities and Corporate Finance

Virginia Super Lawyers

Telecoms: Corporate Transactions

Legal 500 US