Richard D. Leigh

Richard D. Leigh

Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (717) 257-7501
Fax: (717) 257-7599

Primary Office

Harrisburg
Penn National Insurance Plaza
2 North Second Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1619

Secondary Office

Chesterbrook
1200 Liberty Ridge Drive
Suite 200
Wayne, PA 19087-5569

Richard D. Leigh

Richard Leigh is a business lawyer who concentrates his practice on complex commercial transactions. Richard works closely with clients and their management teams to draft and negotiate complex commercial agreements, including contracts for purchase and sale of goods, distribution and supply agreements, services agreements, manufacturing agreements, licenses and leases. An important part of his practice involves support of clients' procurement activities, including procurement of services such as outsourced personnel, media planning and buying, advertising, professional services, information technology and contract sales organizations. Richard is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions and other general commercial and corporate matters.

Richard represents borrowers and lenders in financing transactions that include secured and unsecured loans, revolving credit lines, letters of credit and leasing. As a former commercial banker, he understands both lender practices and standards and borrower needs, and draws on this practical experience in counseling clients.

In addition to his commercial and financing work, Richard assists healthcare providers with state facility licensure and certificate of need matters, with a particular focus on home health care.

Prior to law school, Richard spent 11 years with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG, where he held several positions in credit risk management, project management and natural resources project finance. 

Richard served for three years as a Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers of the United States Army, stationed in Darmstadt, Germany.

Experience

  • Ongoing representation of a UK-based global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and other advanced materials in review and negotiation of agreements of sale for industrial and automotive catalysts, refined platinum-group metals and related manufactured products.
  • Ongoing representation of same UK company in review and negotiation of agreements for provision of process diagnostic and chemical tracer services to oil and gas production and refining companies.
  • Ongoing representation of a Swedish specialty pharmaceutical company in connection with negotiation of master services and project agreements for a contract sales organization (CSO) to market a newly-approved drug in the U.S. and subsequent onboarding of its sales force.
  • Ongoing representation of numerous businesses in the manufacturing, financial services, insurance and health care sectors in commercial contracting matters, including purchase and sale of goods, procurement and provision of services, and professional services contracts.
  • Ongoing representation of a prominent state university and several liberal arts colleges in connection with procurement activities, including review, drafting and negotiation of master services agreements, information technology acquisition agreements, financial services contracts and other vendor agreements.
  • Represented a UK-based global pharmaceutical company in negotiation and drafting of master services and project agreements for CSO and outsourced customer service programs employing over 1,500 persons.
  • Represented a different UK-based pharma company in negotiation and drafting of master services and other agreements for procurement of information technology, consulting and other services.
  • Ongoing representation as external counsel to the leading U.S. provider of specialty home infusion services, including representation in licensure, certificate of need and regulatory compliance matters nationwide.
  • Ongoing representation of a Pennsylvania community-chartered federal credit union in connection with its Member Business Loan program, including documentation of all credit transactions.

Thought Leadership

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Speaking Engagement
March 23, 2011
Speaking Engagement
July 21, 2009

Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

Vice President and Member, Board of Directors, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Education

J.D., The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, magna cum laude

  • Senior Editor, Dickinson Law Review
  • Member, Appellate Moot Court Board
  • Woolsack Honor Society
  • David C. Haynes Memorial Scholarship
  • The Hon. Gwilym A. Price, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

M.I.A., Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Richard Leigh is a business lawyer who concentrates his practice on complex commercial transactions. Richard works closely with clients and their management teams to draft and negotiate complex commercial agreements, including contracts for purchase and sale of goods, distribution and supply agreements, services agreements, manufacturing agreements, licenses and leases. An important part of his practice involves support of clients' procurement activities, including procurement of services such as outsourced personnel, media planning and buying, advertising, professional services, information technology and contract sales organizations. Richard is also experienced in mergers and acquisitions and other general commercial and corporate matters.

Richard represents borrowers and lenders in financing transactions that include secured and unsecured loans, revolving credit lines, letters of credit and leasing. As a former commercial banker, he understands both lender practices and standards and borrower needs, and draws on this practical experience in counseling clients.

In addition to his commercial and financing work, Richard assists healthcare providers with state facility licensure and certificate of need matters, with a particular focus on home health care.

Prior to law school, Richard spent 11 years with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG, where he held several positions in credit risk management, project management and natural resources project finance. 

Richard served for three years as a Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers of the United States Army, stationed in Darmstadt, Germany.