Richard Horning

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Richard Horning joined Reed Smith in 2013 as counsel in the Global Corporate Group and Venture Technology Group in the Silicon Valley office. He has been representing technology companies in Silicon Valley, and globally, as an active participant in the Silicon Valley eco-system. He currently practices law as a member of the Emerging Growth / Venture Capital Group in the Silicon Valley office of Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm. Honored by his peers as a Northern California “IP Super Lawyer” and recognized in the International Who’s Who of Internet and E-Commerce Lawyers 2009 as the “most highly nominated lawyer in the US”, Richard has worked with a wide spectrum of domestic and international clients, from the classic “garage-based” start-up to Fortune 500 multi-nationals. He was a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to the Technology Transfer Office of the University of California, San Francisco, QB3 Project, and has participated in discussion groups and workshops advising non-US governmental agencies on best practices in establishing vibrant innovation eco-systems. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences in the US, Europe, India and Asia on the subject of the innovation economy and the development of entrepreneurial eco-systems. Several of these presentations can be seen on YouTube.

He has been a participant in more than 60 international, domestic, judicial, ICANN and NASD arbitrations, as counsel, chair of the arbitration panel, co-arbitrator, or sole arbitrator. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on the subject of international arbitration, and his publications on international arbitration include “Interim Relief in WIPO Arbitration”, in Proceedings of the Computer Law Association First International Asian Conference Bangalore (2005); “Applicable Law in Electronic Commerce: The Boundless Choices in Cyberspace” in Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Icc Institute of World Business Law (1998); “The Use of New Means of Communication in Aid of the Acceleration of International Arbitration”, IMPROVING INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: THE NEED FOR SPEED AND TRUST (ICC 1998), “Interim Measures of Protection: Security for Claims and Costs; And Commentary on the WIPO Emergency Relief Rules (In Toto)”, 9 AMERICAN REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION 155 (1998), “Interim Relief in International Intellectual Property Arbitration”, 22 NEW MATTER [No. 1/2] 32 (1997), and “Deferral of Enforcement of New York Convention Awards for Prudential Reasons”, [1997] INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION LAW REVIEW No. 1.