STEVEN HOROWITZ is an award-winning litigator who identifies creative solutions to complex problems faced by life-sciences and technology companies at trial and on appeal. In 2023, he was named the national “Practitioner of the Year (Appellate)” and an “Illinois Patent Star” by Managing IP, and he was also shortlisted for the “General Patent Litigator of the Year – Midwest” award and recommended for Patent Litigation by LMG Life Sciences. He has also been named among Lawdragon’s list of “500 Leading Litigators in America” (2022–2024), and a “Client Service All-Star” and an “All-Star MVP” by BTI Consulting Group (2022–2023), based on surveys in which world-leading corporate counsel were asked to name, unprompted, which lawyers deliver the absolute best client service. Previously, Steve was identified in Law360’s 2022 “Rising Stars” report, a list of lawyers “whose legal accomplishments transcend their age,” and Benchmark Litigation has named him a “Future Star” in the Appellate and Intellectual Property categories (2022–2024). And he has twice been named a “Legal Lion” by Law360 for his work on patent appeals.
Steve has been a leader of winning teams in high-stakes patent litigations. His focus—in briefs, witness examinations, and oral argument—is on identifying persuasive themes that frame his clients’ stories. Steve has helped innovators protect groundbreaking therapies in litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, and he has worked closely with clients to use the tools of litigation to bring next-generation technologies to market.
Steve’s work has spanned a wide range of legal issues (including patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, and antitrust law) and a wide range of industries. He has worked with clients on matters involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, artificial intelligence, electronics, agribusiness and food, solar power, fashion, retail, e-commerce, cellular technology, building materials, and professional associations, among others.
Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Steve graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School, where he served as an articles editor on the Harvard Law Review and was awarded the Fay Diploma, the Sears Prize and the Irving Oberman Memorial Award in Intellectual Property (twice).