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Michael J. Horvitz Distinguished Professorship


Michael J. Horvitz (Law '75) provided funding to create the Michael J. and Jane R. Horvitz Distinguished Professorship in Law to enable the School of Law to attract and retain legal scholars of special eminence, with a preference for those in the tax and business law areas.

Mr. Horvitz received a BS from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, and an LL.M. from New York University. In December 2010, Mr. Horvitz retired from the law firm Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio. He joined the firm in 1980, becoming partner in 1985 and Of Counsel in 2001. Mr. Horvitz specializes in tax and personal planning for private companies and families. He is Chairman of the Trustees of the HRH Family Trust, Chairman of the Board of Parkland Management Company, and Vice Chairman of Horvitz Newspapers, Inc. Mr. Horvitz concluded his service as Chairman of the Board of the Cleveland Museum of Art in December 2011. He is a trustee of Case Western Reserve University and the Musical Arts Association (which operates The Cleveland Orchestra). He served as Chairman of the Board of IMG Worldwide, Inc., a privately owned sports marketing firm, until November 2004, when the company was sold. Mr. Horvitz is former chair of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Foundation and also serves on the Law School's Capital Campaign Executive Committee. He is a life member of the Law School Dean's Council.

Daniel Ortiz 2012-present

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