Professor of Practice
Allan Horwich has practiced law with Schiff Hardin for more than 35 years and taught at Northwestern since 1999. His practice is concentrated in securities litigation and counseling. He has also been involved in litigation in other areas of law, principally involving corporate law and fiduciary duty matters, including class actions and derivative suits.
Areas of Expertise
- Securities Regulation
- An Inquiry into the Perception of Materiality as an Element of Scienter under Rule 10b-5 in 67 business lawyer 1 (2011).
- Cleaning the Murky Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements: An Inquiry into Whether Actual Knowledge of Falsity Precludes the Meaningful Cautionary Statement Defense in 35 journal of corporation law 519 (2010).
- When the Corporate Luminary Becomes Seriously Ill: When is a Corporation Obligated to Disclose That Illness and Should the Securities and Exchange Commission Adopt a Rule Requiring Disclosure? in 5 new york university journal of law and business 827-871 (2009) reprinted in Securities Law Review 2010 (West Publishing) (Langevoort ed.)..
- The Origin, Application, Validity, and Potential Misuse of Rule 10b5-1 in 62 business lawyer 913 (2007).
- Possession Versus Use: Is There a Causation Element in the Prohibition on Insider Trading? in the business lawyer (August 1997).
- Section 11 of the Securities Act: The Cornerstone Needs Some Tuckpointing in 58 the business lawyer 1-44 (November 2002).
- AB cum laude, Princeton University
- JD, University of Chicago
- Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law
Recent Consulting Activities
- Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP