Rick Northern is a member of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in corporate law.

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M.P.A., Harvard University, 1977

  • Littauer Fellow

J.D., University of Louisville, 1976

B.A., University of Louisville, 1970

  • Editor-in-Chief of The Cardinal
  • Named Outstanding Graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences




  • Best Lawyers® 2022 Louisville Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® Corporate Law, 2008-present
  • Recognized by his peers as one of the Kentucky Super Lawyers®
  • Highest Professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Inducted into the University of Louisville Hall of Honor, 2012
  • Named Louisville’s Community Leader of the Year, 2006
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters conferred by Spalding University
  • Order of Merit Award from the University of Louisville, the highest honor given by its Alumni Association
  • Salute to Catholic School Alumni Award, inaugural Class
  • U.S.-Japan Leadership Fellow


  • White House Fellow
  • Special Assistant to the United States Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus
  • Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Romano L. Mazzoli
  • Staff Writer for The Courier-Journal


  • Chair of the Louisville Redevelopment Authority
  • Director, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare Foundation
  • Former Chair of the Catholic Education Foundation, 2000-2006
  • Former Chair and Director of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, 1981-2008
  • Former Chair of the Caritas Foundation
  • Former Treasurer of the University of Louisville Foundation