George Horvath is a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Berkeley Law. He is a health law scholar whose interests focus on the regulation of medical device and drug manufacturers, and on how constitutional law and federalism concerns intersect with the health care enterprise. His most recent work, “Trading Safety for Innovation and Access,” (forthcoming in the BYU Law Review), employs a novel empirical analysis of medical device failures to understand and critique the balance between ensuring safety and innovation that Congress and the FDA have sought to strike. His student comment, “Recovery and Preemption: The Collision of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and the Medical Device Amendments,” which examines the unforeseen effects of federal preemption of products liability suits on the Medicare program, was published in the California Law Review.
Horvath earned his J.D. at Berkeley Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His teaching includes Torts, Health Law, Introduction to U.S. Legal Scholarship, and the Veterans’ Law Practicum. He serves as an advisor for Berkeley Law moot court appellate teams.