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USA Guide

Chancery: Mainly Plaintiff — Delaware


Friedlander & Gorris, P.A. - Chancery Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for An esteemed litigation boutique, recognized for its plaintiff-side work in corporate law disputes. Praised for its high-quality representation of clients in commercial disputes, securities litigation and alternative entity disputes. Has represented plaintiffs and defendants in stockholder class and derivative actions.

Strengths One source highlights the team as "excellent," while another notes that they are "definitely a top-tier firm."

Notable practitioners

"Standout plaintiffs' lawyer" Joel Friedlander comes highly recommended for his work representing clients in litigation involving contract disputes and breach of fiduciary duty actions. Market sources describe him as a "brilliant mind who is involved in some of the largest Delaware cases," and also praise his trial skills and work ethic.

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Grant & Eisenhofer PA - Chancery Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A highly regarded plaintiffs' firm that retains its leading reputation in the chancery space. Has an exemplary track record in recovering impressive sums on behalf of investors in M&A litigation and shareholder disputes. Also known for its expertise in corporate governance matters.

Strengths One interviewee says: "The results they get are impressive, they're second to none."

Notable practitioners

Stuart Grant offers impressive experience litigating matters including proxy contests, appraisal remedies and fiduciary responsibility breaches before the Delaware Chancery Court. Sources describe him as "a phenomenal attorney and advocate" and add: "He knows how to get results and drive cases from the plaintiff side."

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Chimicles & Tikellis - Chancery Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A full-service plaintiff firm that frequently represents institutional investors in shareholder class actions and derivative suits. Areas of excellence include securities fraud cases and fiduciary duty litigation as well as M&A and corporate mismanagement cases.

Notable practitioners

Pamela Tikellis is of counsel at the firm and an experienced corporate litigator who regularly handles complex, high-value disputes. She has broad expertise which includes in depth knowledge of fiduciary responsibility, investors' rights and securities law.

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Labaton Sucharow LLP - Chancery Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A respected presence at the plaintiffs' Bar, with particular strength in securities litigation and M&A disputes. Noted for its impressive representation of institutional investors. Offers additional capabilities in corporate governance and shareholder rights. Handles challenging matters including misuse of corporate assets, breach of fiduciary duty and excessive executive compensation.

Strengths A client comments: "Their communication with us is excellent. They keep us abreast of what's going on in cases and anticipate questions or issues we might have."

Work highlights Acted as joint lead counsel to the plaintiff in a derivative action against Sears, alleging breach of fiduciary duty against certain directors and officers of the company.

Successfully reached a $10 million settlement on behalf of Haverhill Retirement System in a class and derivative action.

Notable practitioners

Sources consider Ned Weinberger to be "a very strong up-and-coming plaintiffs' lawyer." His chancery practice focuses in large part on the representation of shareholders in transactional and corporate governance matters along with class actions and other litigation.

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Labaton Sucharow has been successfully pursuing corporate governance and other shareholder actions for more than 50 years, prosecuting claims relating to unfair related-party transactions, excessive executive and director compensation, improper use of corporate assets, and interference with shareholder voting rights. Our breadth of experience in shareholder advocacy has taken us to Delaware, the seat of much corporate litigation in the United States. These efforts have already earned us a string of successes, including one of the largest derivative settlements ever achieved in the Court of Chancery, a $153.75 million recovery on behalf of shareholders in In re Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Derivative Litigation. Our litigation efforts have also led to major corporate governance reforms, some leading to changes in industry-wide practices.

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Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA - Chancery Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A long-established practice with a fine reputation for its plaintiff-side representation in litigation concerning Delaware corporations. Areas of strength include control contests, appraisal proceedings and M&A litigation. Attorneys also advise clients on corporate governance matters and fiduciary duties.

Notable practitioners

The "terrific" Ronald Brown is a "great attorney" with considerable expertise in shareholder class actions and derivative actions for a range of individual and corporate clients. He has broad experience representing plaintiffs in both trial and appellate courts.

The "highly respected" Paul Fioravanti is described as a "tough but fair" litigator by one source, and frequently handles disputes pertaining to M&A and fiduciary duty. He also offers advice on a wide range of associated corporate matters and proceedings.

The "excellent" Michael Hanrahan is described by one source as "very capable, smart and well respected." He has extensive experience acting for plaintiffs in corporate and commercial litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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Band 1

Friedlander & Gorris, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

"Standout plaintiffs' lawyer" Joel Friedlander comes highly recommended for his work representing clients in litigation involving contract disputes and breach of fiduciary duty actions. Market sources describe him as a "brilliant mind who is involved in some of the largest Delaware cases," and also praise his trial skills and work ethic.

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Band 1

Grant & Eisenhofer PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Stuart Grant offers impressive experience litigating matters including proxy contests, appraisal remedies and fiduciary responsibility breaches before the Delaware Chancery Court. Sources describe him as "a phenomenal attorney and advocate" and add: "He knows how to get results and drive cases from the plaintiff side."

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Band 2

Ronald A Brown Jr

Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Ronald Brown is a "great attorney" with considerable expertise in shareholder class actions and derivative actions for a range of individual and corporate clients. He has broad experience representing plaintiffs in both trial and appellate courts.

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Band 2

Paul A Fioravanti Jr

Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "highly respected" Paul Fioravanti is described as a "tough but fair" litigator by one source, and frequently handles disputes pertaining to M&A and fiduciary duty. He also offers advice on a wide range of associated corporate matters and proceedings.

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Band 2

Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Michael Hanrahan is described by one source as "very capable, smart and well respected." He has extensive experience acting for plaintiffs in corporate and commercial litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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Band 2

Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Jenkins of Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP is praised by sources as a "smart guy and a good lawyer" who "knows Delaware law well and has the respect of the judges." He has notable experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a range of corporate disputes, including appraisal actions and corporate control contests.

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Band 2

Pamela S. Tikellis

Chimicles & Tikellis

From the Chambers USA guide

Pamela Tikellis is of counsel at the firm and an experienced corporate litigator who regularly handles complex, high-value disputes. She has broad expertise which includes in depth knowledge of fiduciary responsibility, investors' rights and securities law.

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Up and Coming

Labaton Sucharow LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources consider Ned Weinberger to be "a very strong up-and-coming plaintiffs' lawyer." His chancery practice focuses in large part on the representation of shareholders in transactional and corporate governance matters along with class actions and other litigation.

^ See whole ranking table