Michael Hornak

Rutan & Tucker

Mr. Hornak is a senior partner in the firm and has a broad range of experience in litigating commercial and business matters. Mr. Hornak’s expertise extends to intellectual property disputes, shareholder and partner governance, contract and tort claims, and the defense of consumer and shareholder class actions. He is equally adept in federal and state court settings, arbitration, mediation, and pre-litigation counseling. Mr. ornak emphasizes early case evaluation, goal assessment, and creative approaches to obtain effective results. Mr. Hornak is repeatedly recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) and as a Southern California Super Lawyer (Law & Public Media). He is actively engaged in the Orange County business community and recognized for his contributions by government, business, and the media. He is a former managing partner of Rutan & Tucker.

Areas of Expertise

  • General business and commercial litigation
  • Intellectual property (including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret) litigation and counseling
  • Corporate governance issues, including disputes involving shareholders, partners, officers, and directors
  • SEC and other government agency investigations
  • Defense of class actions brought by consumers and shareholders, including matters relating to unfair business practices, public company mergers, and Song-Beverly litigation
  • Proposition 65 litigation