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RJ Shea focuses on licensing and technology transactional matters within the life sciences and technology industries. His practice includes a wide range of intellectual property-related matters, including licensing, joint ventures, joint development agreements, development and supply agreements, and strategic intellectual property counseling.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2022, RJ practiced at industry leading law firms in New York. His New York experience focused on patent and intellectual property matters primarily in the pharmaceutical and life sciences space. RJ's experience specifically includes licensing, freedom to operate analyses, and intellectual property due diligence for corporate transactions. RJ also has experience with intellectual property litigation including Hatch-Waxman litigations, inter partes reviews, and Federal Circuit appeals.


  • Affiliate of Centre Lane Partners acquires appliance business from Instant BrandsJones Day advised an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners in the acquisition and financing of the appliances business of Instant Brands, designer and distributor of kitchen and home appliances, including the Instant Pot, pursuant to Section 363 of title 11 of the United States Code.
  • Cardinal Health merges its Outcomes™ business into Transaction Data SystemsJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) in connection with the combination of its Outcomes™ business to Transaction Data Systems, a portfolio company of BlackRock Long Term Private Capital and GTCR, in exchange for a minority stake in the combined entity.
  • AAR acquires TraxJones Day advised AAR CORP. in the acquisition of Trax USA Corp., a leading independent provider of aircraft MRO and fleet management software, for a purchase price of $120 million in cash, plus up to a $20 million earn-out payment based on specified adjusted revenues in calendar year 2023 and 2024.
  • Direct lender provides $151 million senior secured credit facility to private equity-backed API integration platformJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, sole lead arranger, and bookrunner, in connection with a $151 million senior secured credit facility provided to a large private equity sponsored company that provides a SaaS platform for building, deploying, and managing integrations between software applications.