Head of Legal Policy at B Lab
Rick practiced law for 26 years at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, including four years as managing partner. He remains counsel to the firm. During that time, he 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. In 2015, Rick became the Head of Legal Policy at B Lab. In that position, Rick worked with lawyers, companies, investors, legislators and regulators around the world, seeking to create sustainable corporate governance structures. He left that position in 2019 and is currently working as a B Lab Fellow to initiate a program for creating responsible corporate ownership.
Rick prepared the initial drafts of both the Delaware public benefit corporation legislation and the ABA Benefit Corporation White Paper, and serves as Special Consultant to the ABA’s Corporate Laws Committee. He is a member of the Delaware Access to Justice Commission, Chair of the Content Committee of the American College of Governance Counsel, a member of the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative Advisory Board, a Research Fellow of British Academy Future of the Corporation Program, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Program on Purposeful Ownership at the Said Business School, Oxford. He is also Secretary of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.