Over the last 30 years, Rich has developed a national corporate and transactional practice with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, supply and distribution arrangements, license agreements, general corporate and commercial agreements, and other general corporate matters. He represents both privately held and publicly traded companies, including serving as general counsel of a publicly traded NASDAQ company for approximately 10 years while continuing his position with the law firm. Rich is a member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team.
Rich has worked on a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters in the chemical, energy, utility, manufacturing, automotive, trucking, mining, electronics, temporary services and food industries. Companies involved on the other side of these transactions have included Ford Motor Co., Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz), Dow Chemical, DuPont, ExxonMobil, British Petroleum, Mitsubishi Rayon, Nalco Chemical, Ineos USA, Asahi Kasei Chemicals, ConocoPhillips, Lucite International, LaPorte Industries, U.S. Oil, Shell Canada Energy, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Kelly Services and the Hershey Co.
Chambers USA recognized Rich for being the first "port of call" for companies in the chemical and utility industries and for his "organized, determined and meticulous" approach to M&A transactions. According to Chambers, clients were "impressed with his legal skills" and praised Rich for being "perceptive and accurate" and “deeply experienced in both the legal and market elements of transactions."