COSTA MESA, Calif., January 11, 2013 – Michael T. Hornak, a senior partner at Rutan & Tucker LLP, California’s largest full-service business law firm based in Orange County, has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) for 2013.
“We are delighted to have an attorney and business leader of Mike’s caliber take the helm of our organization,” said Lucy Dunn, OCBC President and CEO. “Under Mike’s leadership, OCBC will to continue its efforts to advance Orange County economic prosperity in order to maintain a high quality of life for the county’s residents.”
A former managing partner at Rutan & Tucker, Hornak joined the firm in 1981 and practices in its Trial Section. His broad-based business litigation, arbitration and counseling practice ranges from the defense of class actions asserting securities fraud, violations of consumer remedies and insurance product misstatements, to the handling of complex intellectual property, breach of contract, corporate governance, business tort and trade secrets disputes. His practice extends to state, federal and appellate courts, as well as arbitrations and mediations.
Hornak received an honorable mention by the Orange County Business Journal as one of 2008’s Most Influential Businesspeople in Orange County. He has been repeatedly selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, as well as a Southern California “Super Lawyer.” He has previously chaired OCBC’s Government Affairs and Legal Affairs Committees.
Hornak received his law degree from UCLA in 1978 and his undergraduate degree from Yale in 1975. A hockey enthusiast, he is actively involved in the sport, practicing and playing at ice rinks in nearby communities.
“It’s a great honor to be associated with a principled organization that has grown to become the united voice of the county’s vibrant business community,” said Hornak.
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s sixth largest county. For more information, visit www.ocbc.org.
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto. Primary practice areas include business and real estate litigation, corporate and securities law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, municipal and government agency law, land use law, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.