Richard J. Caira, Jr.


Richard Caira is a Research Triangle Park business attorney who has been providing strategic advice and negotiation support to technology industry pioneers for almost two decades. He helps his clients to commercialize their offerings, grow, and manage risk.

Richard also has considerable experience on the other side of the table, assisting technology licensees and users with getting the best possible deal. He has deep experience working with companies ranging in size from startups to those on the Fortune 500, and specializes in supporting organizations that are considered “mid-market.”

Richard’s practice in information technology law and licensing focuses primarily on infotech, digital marketing, and Internet-related matters. This includes negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements and advising clients on all things technology, such as:

  • Software-related issues (including open source software)
  • Social media-related issues
  • Privacy and data security
  • Cloud computing
  • Semiconductor design and manufacturing
  • Ad-tech matters
  • Fin-tech matters
  • App development and distribution.

Another significant portion of Richard’s practice is devoted to advising clients on structuring their advertising and promotions campaigns, such as sweepstakes, contests, and loyalty programs, in compliance with applicable law.

As a former in-house lawyer for a multi-billion dollar software company, Richard negotiated enterprise-wide agreements with large customers in retail, healthcare, financial, manufacturing and other industries, as well as assisted with spearheading the refinement of many of the company’s form customer agreements and providing guidance to engineering teams on R&D and related processes.

Community Involvement/Memberships:
  • Board member, North Carolina Amateur Sports, 2017 – present
  • Board member, North Carolina Technology Association, 2014 – 2017
  • Chair, IP Law Section’s Pro Bono Committee of the NC Bar Association, 2003 – 2007
  • Member, Brand Activation Association
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, International Technology Law Association


  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Center)
  • B.A., Flagler College