Richard J. Parrino

Richard J. Parrino

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5530

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Richard is lauded by clients as a 'fantastic, smart lawyer' and is 'singled out for his expertise in corporate governance, securities, M&A and investment matters.'

Chambers USA

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.

Awards and recognitions


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

2012-2014, 2016-2019, 2021-2022

Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Recommended
Legal 500 US


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


M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance
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

Education and admissions


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


Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, Business Law Section, ABA

Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.

Former member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Investment Compliance (Emerald Group Publishing)

Former member, Governing Board, St. Albans School, Washington, D.C.

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


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.

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