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Richard S. Horvath Jr.

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Richard S. Horvath Jr. focuses his litigation practice on representing directors, officers, and companies in shareholder class actions and derivative litigation, including alleged violations of federal securities laws, breaches of fiduciary duty, and M&A transactions.  He also regularly advises clients on issues involving Delaware and California corporate law, the federal securities laws, shareholder activism, and the investments of significant shareholders in public and private companies.  In addition, he has represented companies in responding to demands made by shareholders under Delaware or California law seeking either changes to corporate policy, the commencement of litigation, or access to corporate books and records.  He has experience representing directors and officers in connection with internal investigations and responding to inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Rick's pro bono matters have included representing two families in a successful challenge to a public school district’s prayer practices, obtaining a precedent-setting decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Since 2013, Rick has been recognized as a Rising Star in securities litigation by SuperLawyers Magazine.  Rick writes frequently about legal and business issues relevant to directors and officers, including developments in shareholder litigation and oversight duties.


  • California Bar Association


Rick received his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2004. He received his M.S. from Lehigh University in 2001 and his B.A. from Lehigh University in 1999.  


  • California
  • Delaware


  • All California state and federal courts
  • U.S. District Court for Delaware