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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Partner Richard L. Horwitz Recognized by DuPont with Leaders' Circle Award

June 15, 2009

WILMINGTON, Del. –– Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP is pleased to announce that Richard L. Horwitz, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, is a recipient of DuPont’s prestigious Legal Leaders’ Circle Award.  Mr. Horwitz received the award for his extensive work in IP, breach of contract, insurance coverage and other commercial litigation on behalf of DuPont, as well as for his work to support the goals of DuPont’s globally renowned Legal Model.

“Rich provides outstanding legal counsel and devotes his energy to making the DuPont Legal Model the best it can be, exemplifying what the Leaders’ Circle Award is meant to recognize,” said DuPont General Counsel Thomas L. Sager.  “Since Potter Anderson’s selection as a DuPont Primary Law Firm, Rich has provided great leadership in cases for DuPont, and has likewise helped steer us in the right direction as the Legal Model has evolved over time.”

DuPont Legal created the Leaders’ Circle Award in 2002 to recognize individual members of its PLFs and PSPs for embracing and promoting the ideals of the DuPont Legal Model.  Award recipients are selected based on the following criteria: delivery of excellent legal services and results for DuPont, selfless dedication to serving the needs of DuPont, support of the DuPont Legal Model, value of diverse legal teams and promotion of the growth and development of individual members, collaboration with other members of PLFs and PSPs, and commitment to growing DuPont’s business. 

“DuPont is a valued client of the firm and we are pleased to see one of our partners recognized in this select group of excellent lawyers,” said Potter Anderson's chairman, Donald J. Wolfe, Jr.

Mr. Horwitz is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. He has held a number of leadership positions in the ABA Section of Litigation and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA.  In addition to IP and commercial litigation, Mr. Horwitz represents clients in antitrust and other business tort matters, as well as insurance coverage and Delaware corporate law issues. 

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP is based in Wilmington, Delaware, and provides legal advice to some of the largest national and multinational corporations, as well as to local and state businesses, governmental and non-profit entities and individuals.  Attorneys at Potter Anderson, Delaware’s oldest law firm, have extensive experience in Delaware corporation law and practice regularly before the Delaware courts.  Visit the firm’s Web site at for more information about Potter Anderson, The Delaware Advantage.