About Me

I am a frequent writer and speaker on corporate law, particularly on matters of stakeholder governance.

Following law school at Georgetown University, I practiced law for 26 years at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, including four years as managing partner.  I am still counsel to the firm. During that time, I was selected as one of the ten most highly regarded corporate governance lawyers worldwide, as Delaware Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year, as Delaware Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, and as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the United States.Rick

In 2015, I became the Head of Legal Policy at B Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to enabling people to use business as a force for good.  In that position, I work with lawyers, companies, investors, legislators and regulators around the world, seeking to create corporate governance structures that lead corporations to contribute to a healthy and stable society and planet.

I prepared the initial drafts of both the Delaware public benefit corporation legislation and the American Bar Association’s Benefit Corporation White Paper, and serves as Special Consultant to the ABA’s Corporate Laws Committee.  I am also a member of the Delaware Access to Justice Commission, co-chair the Content Committee of the American College of Governance Counsel, and am a member of the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative Advisory Board.  I also serve as a board member of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

I live in Wilmington, Delaware.