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Richard T. Horan, Jr.

Partner
Northern Virginia

Richard T. Horan, Jr.

In his three decades at Hogan Lovells, Richard Horan has handled more than 100 public and private merger and acquisition transactions. A member of the firm's global Mergers and Acquisitions leadership team, Richard has also previously chaired the practice's Mergers and Acquisition Coordinating Committee.

Richard represents public and private companies in many sectors, with particular emphasis on regulated industries. His broad transactional background includes matters for clients in the automotive, defense, government contracts, communications, media, technology, homeland security, and pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

He also has wide-ranging experience advising clients on various acquisition structures, including public and private mergers, stock and asset purchases, divestitures, spin-offs, and auction transactions.

Richard has served on the firm's Executive Committee and is active in many nonprofit, political, and professional organizations including as a director of the Fairfax Law Foundation, a member of the Alumni Board of the James Madison University Political Science Department, and a regular coach for numerous youth athletic teams.

Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in 1988, Richard served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

"Richard Horan is 'a consummate business lawyer; he is an exceptional negotiator and problem solver and is very up to date with what is going on in the marketplace.'"

Chambers

Representative Experience

Advising global auto parts maker Affinia Group in sales of its brake, chassis, and filtration businesses for total enterprise value over US$1.5bn.

Advising Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) in the sale of Volvo Cars to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited for US$1.8bn.

Advising MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS) in the US$300m acquisition of Acentia, a provider of technology and management solutions to the federal government.

Advising Noblis in its acquisition of National Security Partners, a provider of consulting and other services for the U.S. intelligence community.

Advising Cobham plc in the US$350m sale of its U.S.-headquartered Analytic Solutions Business to California-based Parsons Corporation.

Advising News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS) in the US$1.1bn sale of eight Fox Television Stations to Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Advising USA Networks in the US$1.1bn sale of USA Broadcasting Station Group to Univision Communications.

Advising LDiscovery, a leading electronic discovery firm, in the acquisitions of CopySecure, Credence Corporation, InterLegis, RenewData, and AlphaLit.

Advising Relativity Capital in the acquisitions and subsequent sales of Berkshire Manufacturing, MHF Logistical Solutions and Tactical Micro.

Advising Graceway Pharmaceuticals in the acquisition of 3M Company's pharmaceutical business in the US, Canada, and Latin America for US$875m.

Advising King Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: KG) in the acquisition of Jones Pharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: JMED) for US$3.4bn.

Advising Duratek (NASDAQ: DRTK), a radioactive materials disposition provider, in its US$396m sale to EnergySolutions.

Advising Fox Television Stations since 1992 in the acquisition, sale and exchange of its owned and operated television stations.

Advising broadcasters, including USA Broadcasting, Home Shopping Network, and Sunrise Television in the acquisition and sale of more than 125 stations.

Advising T-Mobile USA in a US$3.3bn spectrum transaction with Verizon Wireless.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., summa cum laude, James Madison University, 1984

Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Fairfax Bar Foundation

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Virginia

2005-2016

Corporate/M&A

Chambers USA

2007-2008, 2011-2014

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A: Large Deal ($1bn-5bn)

Legal 500 US

2014

Top Attorneys in Mergers and Acquisitions

Super Lawyers, Business Edition

2007-2014

Mergers and Acquisitions

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

2006-2013

Mergers and Acquisitions

Virginia Super Lawyers

2009, 2011-2012

"Leading Lawyer"

Legal 500 US

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Mergers & Acquisitions - Special Issues When Purchasing Government Contractor Entities/Edition II

Briefing Papers

Published Works

Mergers & Acquisitions – Special Issues When Purchasing Government Contractor Entities/Edition II

Briefing Papers
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