Thomas Hornish is Of Counsel in the San Diego office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on corporate and securities transactions. Tom counsels public and private companies through all stages of their growth, including matters such as venture capital financings, general corporate governance, public offerings, and reporting to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Most recently, Tom was general counsel for an early-stage biotech company. Previously, he served as president and CEO of a start-up cable TV network after serving as president and CEO of a publicly traded cable TV network, Outdoor Channel.
Tom initially joined Outdoor Channel as its general counsel in 2004 and, over time, took on additional roles, including the titles of COO and eventually, CEO. Before joining Outdoor Channel, Tom was Of Counsel in the San Diego office of Paul Hastings. Earlier in his legal career, Tom worked at Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison in San Diego.
He began his legal career in the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, where he represented large, Fortune 500 companies. Before entering the legal industry, Tom worked as a petroleum engineer and then became a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, where he served in the active duty as well as in the reserves.
After 22 years of service, and flying 33 combat missions during the Persian Gulf War, he is now retired from military service. Tom’s extensive background and experience allows him to blend his deep legal knowledge and expertise with his leadership skills to provide practical, user-friendly advice to clients.
- J.D., Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of Washington
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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