Richard Horowitz, Esq., Principal

      Richard Horowitz is an attorney concentrating in corporate, international, and security matters.  He is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia and has passed the Israeli bar examinations.  Mr. Horowitz  is also a licensed private investigator and a recognized expert in the areas of corporate intelligence, fraud, and international investigations.  Mr. Horowitz served in the Israel Defense Forces for six years, attaining the rank of captain, where he researched, planned, and implemented national security projects.  He also pursued graduate and fellowship studies in international relations at New York University and Columbia University.

        Mr. Horowitz is a noted and frequent speaker on the methods and mentality of terrorism and the West's difficulty in grasping the threat, trade secret law and the legal aspects of acquiring competitive intelligence, and money laundering schemes and investigations.  He has spoken at conferences in Argentina, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, The Cayman Islands, The Czech Republic, England, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Uruguay and is a regular contributor on issues of law, security, and terrorism on Infragard NY TV..  He was the terrorism consultant on Fox New York during the week of September 11, has testified to the Public Safety Committee of the New York City Council on post-September 11 security in New York, and has also appeared on NBC, MSNBC, and the Fox News Channel.  In 2009 Mr. Horowitz was invited to participate in a 30 expert seminar on human rights and terrorism co-sponsored by the Spanish Foreign Ministry, the Council of Europe, the Club of Madrid, and the Valsaín Foundation.

      Mr. Horowitz served as security consultant for a public relations event held in 1993 for Bosnia under the auspices of the president of the United Nations General Assembly and has prepared educational material for the U.S. Department of Defense.  He is on the Executive Committee of Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action, a member of the Advisory Panel of Shorex Risk Alert, a financial intelligence and risk management service, a member of the steering committee of the Business Threat Awareness Council, and has served as a member of the International Security Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the Trade Secrets and Interference with Contracts Committee of the American Bar Association, and the Economic Crime Council of the American Society for Industrial Security.

     Mr. Horowitz is the founder and editor of and authored the entry on the Patriot Act in the Encyclopedia of Terrorism (SAGE Publications).  He is also the author of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professional's (SCIP) Policy Analysis on Competitive Intelligence and the Economic Espionage Act, has advised SCIP on the revision of its Code of Ethics, and is on the faculty of the Fuld Gilad Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence where he lectures on the legal aspects of competitive intelligence.  He has been published in Money Laundering Alert, The Cayman Islands Journal, Security Management, Competitive Intelligence Review, the Journal of Counterterrorism and Security International, and the
International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

        Mr. Horowitz holds a B.A. in political science from Yeshiva University, an M.A. from the Department of Politics of New York University studying international relations, a Mortimer Zuckerman Fellowship at Columbia University's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of La

Richard Hartzman, Esq., Of Counsel

        Richard Hartzman has over 20 years experience as an attorney, having worked in a variety of areas of the law, including international and national security law, criminal law, commercial matters, environmental law, rent regulation, and family law.  He has litigated over 50 civil and criminal appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals, and the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, including a federal RICO conspiracy case.  In addition, he has handled over 200 judicial review cases in the New York Supreme Court and litigated proceedings before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Interstate Commerce Commission. 

From 1987 to 1997 Mr. Hartzman was Associate Counsel for litigation at the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal where he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commissioner of Housing for developing and implementing a computerized legal brief bank.  He was also an assistant counsel at the New York City Department of Health.  Recently, Mr. Hartzman was appointed to the New York Family Court Appeals Panel. He has been counsel to the Benardete Archive, a non-profit organization established to preserve the scholarly and philosophical work of Seth Benardete, since its inception in 2002. 

Mr. Hartzman is a member of the International Security Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and has served on the Military Affairs Committee of the Association for which he has prepared extensive reports on matters of national security, one of which was published in the Military Law Review.  From 1993 to 1997 he served as an Observer to the United Nations for the American Society of International Law.  His legal publications include: “John Austin,” 262 Dictionary of Literary Biography 18, 2002; “Inter Arma Silent Leges: In Times of Armed Conflict Should the Laws be Silent?,” 57 Record, ABCNY 39, Winter 2002; “Congressional Control of the Military in a Multilateral Context,” 162 Military Law Review 50, Dec. 1999; “UN Observer Report”, ASIL Newsletter, 1993-1997; "Attorney at Large" column, Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Sept. 1985 to March 1987; "Big Brother is Watching: Espionage at Technical Meetings," Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Sept. 1985; "Nuclear Energy and Civil Liberties," Privacy Report, Feb. 1977; "Private Police in America", Privacy Report, Aug. 1976. 

Mr. Hartzman earned his J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1973.  After attending the California Institute of Technology from 1964 to 1966, he received a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1968.  He is admitted to the bar in New York and Colorado.