Rick Horvath serves as a trusted advisor on a range of corporate governance matters, representing boards of directors, significant investors, and public companies. As a result, Mr. Horvath has had the benefit of advising both companies and investors across numerous matters, from activist campaigns to contested corporate takeovers to corporate disclosures. He has also advised companies and their boards with respect to navigating board conflicts, to the operation of company and board-level internal controls, and to enhancing corporate governance documents and policies.
In addition, Mr. Horvath is a litigator focusing on corporate governance disputes and other complex commercial matters. He has represented public companies, directors, officers, and investors as lead counsel and second-chair counsel in courts across the country. Mr. Horvath also has represented companies and directors in connection with stockholder demands, internal investigations, and special litigation committees. His experience also extends to responding to matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Horvath’s litigation experience includes matters involving, among others: fiduciary duties, derivative claims, proxy claims, merger litigation, securities fraud, disputes related to limited partnerships and LLC memberships, books and records demands, and commercial and contract disputes.
The Duties of Directors for Overseeing Business Risks During a Pandemic
April 24, 2020
PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: Managing Risk, From Material Adverse Effects to Contractual Considerations
March 23, 2020
Delaware Supreme Court Validates Federal Forum Provisions: A Solution to the Explosion of State Court Securities Act Litigation?
March 19, 2020
Exploiting the Pre-Litigation Demand Requirement to Tax Attorneys’ Fees, a Continuing Tactic by Plaintiff Firms
December 04, 2019
Delaware Court Again Finds Potential Director Liability for a Breach of the Duty of Oversight
October 09, 2019
The Debate on Stakeholder Governance and the Freedom of Directors to Embrace Long-Term Value Creation
August 29, 2019
Stockholders May Be Third-Party Beneficiaries of Agreement That “Replicates” Standstill of Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law
July 09, 2019
Caremark Is Not a Chimera: Delaware Supreme Court Charges Directors to Oversee Critical Compliance Risks
June 25, 2019