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Chancery — Delaware


Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A preeminent firm with a high level of experience and expertise across a range of commercial disputes. Praised by market sources for its work in lawsuits concerning M&A, takeover battles and proxy contests, among other matters. Represents a wide array of clients including shareholders, limited partners and limited liability companies. Also regularly advises special committees of independent directors on conflict of interest issues.

Strengths One source comments that "the team's knowledge, experience, judgment and understanding of client needs enable them to provide top-notch client service and value."

Another interviewee notes that "the firm rightly deserves its reputation as one of the standout firms in Delaware," and adds: "The quality of work is excellent, bills are reasonable, and the team is responsive to client demands."

Work highlights Represented healthcare company Abbott Laboratories in litigation relating to its acquisition of Alere, successfully settling the case before trial after extensive discovery and mediation.

Successfully defended the directors of Duke Energy Corporation against litigation following an environmental incident at the Dan River in North Carolina.

Notable practitioners

The "absolutely exceptional" William Lafferty offers a wealth of experience handling proxy contests, M&A and derivative actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery. One source regards him as a "brilliant attorney with an amazing breadth and depth of experience," and notes that he "has an encyclopedic knowledge of Delaware law."

One source highlights Kenneth Nachbar as "an excellent lawyer and one of the smartest people I have ever worked with," going on to add that "the respect he garners in the courts is second to none." His sophisticated chancery practice focuses in large part on shareholder class actions, derivative suits and cases concerning complex M&A transactions.

Jon Abramczyk regularly litigates cases relating to M&A matters and the governance of various business entities. One commentator describes him as "a great litigator with a lot of experience," while another singles him out as a "very smart lawyer."

Mark Hurd draws praise from one source for his "rich understanding of Delaware law," while another describes him as a "very sharp lawyer with great judgment." He handles a wide array of business disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty claims, and books and records litigation.

Judson Scaggs fields extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, and comes recommended as a "good communicator who knows Delaware law well." Another source highlights him as an "outstanding litigator" who "understands client needs and is an excellent advocate in court."

About the Team (content provided by Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP)

The Morris Nichols Corporate & Business Litigation Group represents corporations, directors, substantial stockholders, partnerships, limited and general partners, and limited liability companies in lawsuits involving challenges to mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions, takeover battles and proxy contests, issues under the Delaware corporate and other business entity statutes, and class and derivative actions asserting breaches of fiduciary duty.  Members of the Group also regularly represent special committees of independent directors in connection with the investigation of potential and pending derivative claims.

Learn more at http://www.mnat.com/practices/corporate-business-litigation.

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for An outstanding firm with a deep bench of attorneys that retains its reputation as one of the leading firms in the Delaware chancery space. Has significant experience in fiduciary duty litigation related to transactions involving both corporations and alternative entities. Experienced in litigating stockholder class, derivative and other actions. Also regularly advises boards and board committees on a variety of issues relating to corporate governance and conflict transactions.

Strengths One interviewee comments: "I consider them to be a top firm," noting that they are "especially good in their work advising special committees."

Work highlights Represented Oxbow Carbon & Minerals and its CEO William Koch in a dispute with private equity firm Crestivew Partners concerning unit holders' right to liquidate.

Acted as Delaware counsel for Facebook in the defense of class actions opposing the company's plan to create a class of nonvoting shares.

Notable practitioners

Sources recommend Kevin Shannon as a "very effective litigator who is particularly strong in financial matters." His sophisticated chancery practice focuses in large part on handling derivative and stockholder class actions along with other kinds of litigation.

"Outstanding lawyer" Donald Wolfe is noted for his "very deep knowledge of the court and strong judgment." He brings a wealth of experience litigating complex corporate disputes before the Court of Chancery, often advising boards and board committees on issues of fiduciary duty issues and corporate governance.

Michael Pittenger draws praise for his "excellent strategic advice, litigation experience and knowledge" and is regularly called upon to advise on matters associated with M&A, recapitalization and corporate takeovers. He represents companies, along with directors and stockholders, in litigation including class actions and fiduciary duty disputes.

"Very strong lawyer" Peter Walsh wins praise for his "steady hand and excellent judgment in litigation" and ability to "handle himself very well in the courtroom." He is a respected corporate and commercial litigator with extensive first-chair experience in trials before the Court of Chancery.

Stephen Norman chairs the firm's corporate group, and is recognized for his extensive experience litigating a range of corporate and commercial disputes, including derivative and stockholder class actions and takeover matters. He draws praise as a "smart attorney with a really strong and deep understanding of Delaware law."

One source highlights Brad Davey as "a very good litigator who knows the law extremely well," while another notes him to be "very responsive and knowledgeable." He is well regarded for his work in litigation linked to significant M&A transactions, and also advises on a range of other Delaware corporate matters.

Sources consider Matthew Fischer to be a "very shrewd litigator and a smart guy." He is frequently called upon to litigate commercial and corporate disputes, including shareholder litigation, fiduciary duty breaches and appraisal suits.

About the Team (content provided by Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP)

Potter Anderson is best known for our extraordinarily deep bench of litigators with extensive experience in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the most influential trial court in the U.S. on matters of corporate law. We have more than 30 corporate litigators.

In addition to being trusted advisers to our clients, our partners play active roles in shaping Delaware corporate law. The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the source of virtually all annual revisions to the Delaware General Corporation Law, includes three Potter Anderson partners on its council. Our lawyers have also written some of the best-known Delaware legal resources, including Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery, a leading authority by Chambers-ranked partners Don Wolfe and Mike Pittenger on Delaware corporate practice that has been cited by the Delaware courts in approximately 500 published opinions.

Because of our reputation as a Delaware powerhouse, especially as a destination firm for corporate litigation, we attract well-known members of the judiciary who could choose to go anywhere. We currently count three former Delaware judges among our ranks, including Myron Steele, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, former Delaware Superior Court judge and former vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A standout firm that is praised for its extensive breadth and depth of experience and its high-level insight into the Court of Chancery. Frequently handles high-value cases and offers particular strength in special committee litigation representation, including stockholder derivative claims, as well as issues relating to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Notable expertise handling litigation involving M&A, corporate governance issues and breaches of fiduciary duty.

Strengths The firm draws high praise from interviewees, one of whom comments that "in addition to the finest legal work, the team invariably provides the best client service," adding: "Their strengths include top knowledge of the local judges and their practices, impeccable reliability and strategic judgment."

Another impressed source considers the firm to be "the gold standard in Delaware law," noting that "they have seen and done it all, and offer fantastic judgment."

Work highlights Represented Dell in litigation concerning the company's attempt to become privately held, successfully repelling two attempts for expedited discovery by stockholder plaintiffs.

Successfully argued a motion for judgment on the part of shareholder representative Joel Hyatt and former vice president Al Gore in a dispute concerning escrow funds from the acquisition of Current Media by Al Jazeera.

Notable practitioners

The "phenomenal" Gregory Varallo is held in high regard for his ability to handle complex commercial and business litigation in both state and federal courts, and is also president of the firm. Interviewees note his "excellent judgment and insight" and also add: "He is an outstanding cross-examiner and a very thoughtful strategist."

Gregory Williams is highly esteemed for his work handling complex commercial disputess before the Court of Chancery. Sources describe him as "very effective, well respected and knowledgeable," with one adding: "His analytical skills and judgment are among the best virtually anywhere."

Raymond DiCamillo is described as a "really good, smart litigator" by one interviewee, while another praises him as "an effective advocate who knows the judges and the courts." He is regularly called upon to litigate contractual and statutory disputes, along with cases concerning issues of corporate governance and control.

Anne Foster is a "very smart and knowledgeable" attorney who is noted for her experience representing corporate clients in an array of disputes before the Court of Chancery, including corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.

Catherine Dearlove draws high praise for her "experience, judgment, and skills both in and out of the courtroom," with one source also describing her as "a master of case management strategy." She regularly represents corporations as both lead and co-counsel in M&A disputes and derivative and class actions.

Blake Rohrbacher is an "extraordinarily smart" attorney who consistently draws praise for his work litigating matters concerning M&A transactions, contractual disputes, and corporate governance in the Court of Chancery. He is considered "a very knowledgeable attorney who is systematic and thorough."

Rudolf Koch is considered a "smart and effective" lawyer who is "tenacious but has good judgment." He is increasingly gaining recognition for his work handling corporate and commercial disputes, including contested M&A, stockholder class actions, derivative and contractual suits.

About the Team (content provided by Richards, Layton & Finger PA)

Richards, Layton & Finger has the largest Chancery practice in the state, and we routinely handle complex litigation involving high stakes and novel issues of law. Called the “best of breed among the Delaware firms” (The Legal 500, 2017), we work on many of the most high-profile, high-value cases arising in Delaware, recently including the Dell stockholder litigation, representation of former Vice President Al Gore, the PetSmart appraisal and other complex appraisal matters, high-value mergers and acquisitions, stockholder litigation, and books and records demands. Our Chancery team is considered “the gold standard in Delaware” (Chambers USA, 2016), backed by its extraordinary depth, strong record of success, and exceptional insight into the Chancery Court’s judges and procedures.

For more information please visit: www.rlf.com/Practices/ChanceryCorporateLitigation

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Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A well-regarded litigation boutique with a strong track record in corporate and commercial disputes in Delaware. Areas of strength include corporate control disputes, shareholder actions and appraisal litigation. Regularly represents major corporate clients as lead trial counsel as well as assisting with internal investigations. Also advises directors and special committees on associated corporate governance and transactional matters.

Strengths An interviewee highlights the team as "extremely hard-working and great at client service," adding: "They are very responsive, have excellent judgment and will roll up their sleeves and do as much work as we need them to do."

One client commends the team's "superlative performance" and praises their "meticulous" written work.

Work highlights Appointed as sole counsel to the Special Litigation Committee of the Providence Service Corporation during an investigation into claims arising from a transaction between the company and its largest stockholder.

Successfully represented Lender Processing Services in appraisal proceedings relating to the $4.2 billion acquisition of the company by Fidelity National Financial.

Notable practitioners

Brad Aronstam is acclaimed by clients as an "articulate, thoughtful and strategic" attorney who is "exceptionally intelligent and asks the right questions." He demonstrates impressive expertise in handling complex corporate and commercial disputes in the Court of Chancery, and is noted by sources for his collaborative approach and "very calm demeanor that's extremely effective."

David Ross is held in high regard by sources, one of whom says: "He is an extraordinarily hard worker who is very well respected by the courts, and is smart and effective in cross-examinations and depositions." Another interviewee says that "he's one of the best trial room practitioners I've ever seen." He has notable expertise litigating complex corporate and commercial disputes, including injunctive relief claims.

"Enormously talented lawyer" Garrett Moritz draws praise for his work litigating matters relating to contested M&A transactions and fiduciary duty breaches. A client describes him as an "extremely sensible and poised" attorney with "tremendous business judgment," adding: "He gives me advice I know I can rely on and I also know that the judges will listen to him."

Eric Selden is considered "a terrific attorney who knows how to litigate big cases" and is becoming increasingly recognized for his practice, regularly representing corporations and directors in commercial disputes in the Court of Chancery.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A high-quality Delaware team with expertise in an array of corporate and securities disputes, including fiduciary duty cases and bankruptcy litigation. Draws on a deep bench of attorneys who are experienced both in Delaware and nationally. Handles class and derivative actions along with fraud, contract and appraisal disputes. Also advises on litigation arising from insurance acquisition transactions, in addition to related regulatory issues.

Strengths One client reports: "The services are excellent," adding that the team is "very responsive, with a deep bench and lawyers that know their respective subject areas."

Another source describes them as a "top-notch firm" with a team that is "extremely competent and well respected in the Bar."

Work highlights Represented A. Schulman as the plaintiff in breach of contract and fraud proceedings concerning the company's acquisition of HGGC Citadel Plastics Holdings in 2015 for $800 million.

Represented Goldman Sachs in stockholder litigation contesting the acquisition of Merge Healthcare by an affiliate of International Business Machines Corp.

Notable practitioners

Edward Welch is considered "a dean of the chancery Bar" and is known for his "great experience in the field" and ability to handle "high-level complex issues." He regularly represents corporate clients in complex litigation, including derivative actions and matters relating to M&A transactions.

Robert Saunders has significant expertise in federal securities litigation, a field in which one client considers him to be a "walking encyclopedia." He draws further acclaim for his "very calm and quiet yet strong" courtroom demeanor, with a source saying: "I have seen him very effectively disarm some potentially difficult situations on multiple occasions."

Sources describe Paul Lockwood as a "great lawyer" who is "smart and savvy." His chancery practice centers on the defense of corporations and directors in class actions and other litigation concerning fraud, breach of contract and contested M&A.

Edward Micheletti heads the firm's litigation practice in Wilmington, and draws praise from clients, one of whom comments: "He is one of the most practical lawyers I have ever dealt with." Another adds: "He writes well, and is excellent at preparing witnesses and at communicating with the client." He has considerable experience in representing clients in business litigation matters before the Delaware courts.

About the Team (content provided by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates)

The litigation group in the Wilmington office concentrates on civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts around the country, with a strong emphasis on Delaware’s renowned Court of Chancery. Wilmington litigators are experienced in a broad range of corporate and securities litigation, including the defense of class and derivative actions, representation of special committees, fiduciary duties of directors, federal and state securities fraud claims, bankruptcy litigation, corporate valuations and statutory appraisals, and insurance acquisition transactions from a litigation as well as regulatory standpoint. Wilmington litigators also have handled many cases outside Delaware, including recent cases in Alabama, Connecticut, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.


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Abrams & Bayliss LLP - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A respected boutique that provides recognized expertise in corporate and commercial litigation. Attorneys excel at control contests, valuation disputes and M&A litigation, among other matters. Represents both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving corporate governance and transaction terms.

Strengths One interviewee says: "They're really a great firm," and in particular notes the team's ability to put forward "really creative arguments."

Notable practitioners

Kevin Abrams is an experienced corporate and commercial litigator who is known for his "impressive contacts" in the market. His work includes matters concerning derivative actions and M&A transactions.

Thompson Bayliss is a "very bright and hard-working" attorney who handles a range of corporate litigation. One source considers him an "outstanding advocate and trial lawyer," while another praises him as "reasoned, thoughtful and measured."

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Ashby & Geddes - Chancery Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A highly recommended team with a strong track record in the Court of Chancery. Areas of strength include M&A litigation, fiduciary duty cases and proxy contests. Also handles statutory summary and statutory appraisal proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law. Often called upon to represent boards of directors, stockholders and board committees, with experience of both plaintiff and defendant-side work.

Strengths Sources highlight the group's "solid and dependable knowledge of the courts" and comment that "the level of responsiveness and quality of the service are first-rate."

Another source calls the group a "very good team" that is "smart, creative and known for being reasonable and practical."

Work highlights Acted as trial counsel to software and e-commerce service provider Ebix, defending against alleged breaches of fiduciary duty relating to compensation arrangements for officers and directors of the company.

Represented Sarissa Capital Management in an action to enforce an oral agreement that settled a proxy contest, successfully defending against a motion for summary judgment set forth by the defendant.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Jenkins is a highly regarded practitioner with significant experience litigating corporate and commercial matters in the Court of Chancery, often handling corporate governance issues and stockholder disputes. He is known to be an "extraordinarily effective" attorney who "understands the Delaware courts very well," with clients also saying: "He has incredible judgment and gives really good practical advice."

Philip Lee Trainer is an "incredibly responsive, highly knowledgeable and very practical" attorney, best known for his work acting for defendants. He regularly handles disputes arising out of contested mergers, stock put rights valuations and shareholder challenges.

Catherine Gaul is highlighted for her sound judgment by a source, who admires her "great sense of the best way to accomplish things." She is further described as a "good negotiator who gets the deal done." She advises clients on a range of disputes including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and fraud matters.

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Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for Respected litigation boutique that covers the full range of corporate and commercial disputes. The firm has particular expertise in the business divorce of corporations, limited liability companies and other entities as well as growing experience in cases concerning the separation of directors and officers from business entities. Offers additional experience handling breach of fiduciary duty and derivative actions.

Strengths One client praises the team as "good across the board" and adds: "I'd recommend them without hesitation."

The team draws praise as a "very sophisticated group" from one interviewee, who also notes that "chancery is their bread and butter."

Work highlights Represented Partner Investments in expedited fraud and breach of fiduciary duty actions against Theranos and members of its board, deposing several of the company's directors.

Represented defendant CBS Corporation in derivative actions pending before the Court of Chancery.

Notable practitioners

Kurt Heyman draws praise as a "very smart" attorney who "has good judgment" and is "really very effective." He has considerable expertise in handling complex corporate litigation, including class action and derivative suits and fiduciary duty issues.

The "very smart and hard-working" Patricia Enerio is noted for her representation of public and private companies in a range of matters before the Court of Chancery, including derivative suits and stockholder class actions. She draws praise for being "very knowledgeable, great to work with and a good advocate."

Samuel Hirzel is known to be "a good in-court advocate" who is "responsive and knowledgeable," with one client saying: "He's our first phone call if we have a potential litigation issue." He maintains a well-regarded practice handling corporate litigation, including class and derivative actions and corporate governance issues.

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Morris James LLP - Chancery Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A strong firm that is well thought of for its work in M&A disputes, shareholder derivative suits and breach of contract cases, among other matters. Also advises special transaction committees in connection with merger transactions as well as representing companies or stockholders in statutory proceedings regarding control disputes, books and records, and appraisal. Further expertise in business divorce matters, including dissolution and unwinding of business ventures.

Strengths One source notes the group for its "specialized Delaware expertise and strong legal ability" and considers it "one of the very best" in the market.

The team is also praised as a "terrific group with a good, deep bench."

Work highlights Acted for Thomas Derbyshire as he sought to end a business relationship with Paul Teutel, who is alleged to have failed to fulfill obligations in the development of a reality television program.

Represented Evercore Group in relation to a subpoena concerning advisory work done for a special committee of the directors of Facebook.

Notable practitioners

Lewis Lazarus is considered a "very sharp and skilled practitioner" and is highlighted for his "exceedingly deep knowledge and understanding of Delaware law." He boasts extensive experience in corporate and fiduciary litigation, often representing clients from the biopharmaceutical, technology and energy sectors.

Chair of the firm's litigation group Clarkson Collins is known to be a "very reliable and extremely thorough" attorney, while one source describes him as "like an encyclopedia" when it comes to his knowledge of the law. He offers significant experience litigating complex commercial and corporate matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Edward McNally is notable for his "extensive experience and reputation" in the Court of Chancery. He has significant expertise in handling complex commercial litigation for a wide range of clients.

About the Team (content provided by Morris James LLP)

Morris James regularly tries cases in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the premier court in the United States for corporate law and fiduciary litigation, and one of our partners serves as a member of the Court of Chancery Rules Committee. We also try corporate and commercial disputes in the Delaware Superior Court and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

We provide advice, representation and assistance in a wide range of business matters. Examples of our corporate and fiduciary litigation experience include:

  • Defense of claims of breach of fiduciary duties by directors arising out of merger and sale of asset transactions
  • Prosecution and defense of class and derivative actions to recover damages for self-dealing
  • Prosecution and defense of books and records actions
  • Prosecution and defense of claims for breach of directors’ fiduciary duties in over-compensating themselves
  • Prosecution and defense of appraisal claims
  • Prosecution and defense of claims for advancement and indemnification
  • Defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of a proxy contest
  • Dissolution, deadlock and other claims arising out of "business divorce"



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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A well-regarded firm that handles the full range of corporate and alternative entity litigation, with a specific focus on M&A disputes and fiduciary duty litigation as well as hostile takeovers and proxy contests. Draws on a bench of high-quality attorneys and expertise in a range of industries, particularly energy.

Notable practitioners

David McBride is a highly respected and experienced practitioner with vast expertise in Delaware corporate law. He is particularly adept at handling complex litigation in the Court of Chancery related to M&A transactions.

Rolin Bissell is an experienced litigator, often handling matters relating to M&A transactions and proxy contests. "He has great experience," notes one source, who also adds that "he's not afraid to do battle with anyone."

Martin Lessner is highlighted by sources as "a very good litigator who is fair and reasonable." He often handles disputes involving matters such as fiduciary duty breaches, contested M&A and stock appraisals.

Elena Norman is a well-regarded corporate litigator who is singled out by interviewees for her "tough but efficient" litigation style as well as her "ability to see the big picture in a case." Her practice includes the handling of derivative claims, M&A transactional disputes and corporate control contests.

Kathaleen McCormick is "a superstar in the making," according to one impressed interviewee, while another praises her "great attention to detail and good judgment." She is regularly called upon to litigate a range of matters in the Court of Chancery, with a particular focus on expedited proceedings and injunctive relief.

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Bayard, P.A. - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A compact firm with a growing reputation in the Delaware corporate litigation Bar. Handles a range of cases including contests for corporate control, challenges to M&A and stockholder class and derivative actions. Experienced acting in both lead and Delaware counsel roles. Acts on behalf of trusts, limited partnerships and LLCs, along with other business entities from a broad range of industries.

Strengths One source praises the firm's "very smart, capable and strategic lawyers" and adds that they offer superior "responsiveness, quality of work and value for their services."

Another source comments: "I know that I'll get 100% effort out of them and that they will litigate aggressively and smartly."

Work highlights Served as lead defense counsel to the board of directors of OptimisCorp in actions regarding a breach of fiduciary duty.

Defended VEREIT Operating Partnership against claims for breach of contract brought by former directors of the company.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Brauerman heads the firm's corporate litigation group and focuses his sophisticated chancery practice on matters including fiduciary duty claims and breach of contract disputes. Sources describe him as "one of the hardest-working guys in town," with a client adding: "He is responsive, takes care of the details and knows the Delaware courts well."

Peter Ladig centers his practice on business divorce issues along with corporate litigation and fiduciary duty matters. Sources consider him to be "an excellent lawyer who is well versed in the law and knows his way around the courtroom."

About the Team (content provided by Bayard, P.A.)

The Delaware Court of Chancery is the preeminent state court in the nation for the adjudication of corporate matters, given Delaware’s reputation as a forum of choice for incorporations and the creation of alternative business entities such as limited liability companies, statutory trusts, and limited partnerships.

Bayard Corporate Litigation attorneys:

  • have broad experience in all types of business litigation matters in Delaware courts and federal courts.
  • have expertise in corporate litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • have handled numerous types of corporate governance cases, including contests for the control of boards of directors; corporate election disputes; stock appraisal cases; stockholder class and derivative actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duty; proceedings involving the rights of preferred stockholders and debt holders; and expedited proceedings for the inspection of corporate records.

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Connolly Gallagher LLP - Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A growing presence in the market with significant experience in a range of corporate and commercial disputes, including M&A and breach of fiduciary duty litigation. Demonstrable experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants across a wide range of industries, including energy, logistics, technology and real estate companies.

Strengths One source comments that the team demonstrates "comprehensive knowledge" of the Delaware system and is "very impressive and very familiar with the courts and members of the Bar."

Another source notes that the team is "very good at what they do" and is "user-friendly from a client and co-counsel perspective," adding that working with the firm "has been positive on every front."

Work highlights Represented Waste Industries of Delaware as the defendant in litigation brought by the plaintiff in an attempt to enjoin performance under a service contract.

Defended Micronet Enertec Technologies against claims that the company owed a termination fee pursuant to an asset purchase agreement.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees pinpoint Hank Gallagher as "a very careful thinker" who "looks at all the angles and is able to identify issues that are important to the client." He maintains a robust chancery practice which includes the representation of corporations and their board members in matters involving breaches of fiduciary duty and contested M&A.

About the Team (content provided by Connolly Gallagher LLP)

The firm’s corporate and commercial litigation practice appears before all of the Delaware trial and appellate courts, state and federal, local boards and administrative agencies. We are invested in the esteemed reputation of Delaware; Hank Gallagher chairs the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the professional organization responsible for overseeing legislative changes to Delaware’s nationally-prominent corporation and business laws. Ryan Newell is a Delaware Superior Court certified mediator and has been appointed by the Court of Chancery and Superior Court as a Special Master and an assistant to a Special Master.


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DLA Piper LLP (US) - Chancery Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regularly acts as lead counsel in high-stakes disputes before the Delaware Court of Chancery on behalf of boards of directors, corporations and large investors. Areas of expertise include shareholder class actions and derivative suits, M&A litigation and corporate control disputes, as well as litigation relating to transactions involving subsidiaries.

Strengths One client comments that the team has "consistently bright and hard-working partners and associates, and provides very good value," while another source draws attention to the team's "good knowledge of Delaware law."

Notable practitioners

John Reed litigates a broad range of matters before the Court of Chancery, including corporate control disputes and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He garners praise as "an expert on Delaware law" from one client, who goes on to call him "a great litigator who is practical, smart and strategic."

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Abrams & Bayliss LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Abrams is an experienced corporate and commercial litigator who is known for his "impressive contacts" in the market. His work includes matters concerning derivative actions and M&A transactions.

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William M Lafferty

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "absolutely exceptional"William Lafferty offers a wealth of experience handling proxy contests, M&A and derivative actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery. One source regards him as a "brilliant attorney with an amazing breadth and depth of experience," and notes that he "has an encyclopedic knowledge of Delaware law."

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

As former vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Stephen Lamb of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP brings significant expertise to his commercial litigation practice, regularly representing committees and boards of directors in a range of corporate disputes. Sources praise him as an "excellent lawyer" who is "extremely bright and knowledgeable" as well as "very focused and efficient in the way he handles litigation."

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Kenneth J Nachbar

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

One source highlights Kenneth Nachbar as "an excellent lawyer and one of the smartest people I have ever worked with," going on to add that "the respect he garners in the courts is second to none." His sophisticated chancery practice focuses in large part on shareholder class actions, derivative suits and cases concerning complex M&A transactions.

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources recommend Kevin Shannon as a "very effective litigator who is particularly strong in financial matters." His sophisticated chancery practice focuses in large part on handling derivative and stockholder class actions along with other kinds of litigation.

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Gregory V Varallo

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "phenomenal"Gregory Varallo is held in high regard for his ability to handle complex commercial and business litigation in both state and federal courts, and is also president of the firm. Interviewees note his "excellent judgment and insight" and also add: "He is an outstanding cross-examiner and a very thoughtful strategist."

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Welch is considered "a dean of the chancery Bar" and is known for his "great experience in the field" and ability to handle "high-level complex issues." He regularly represents corporate clients in complex litigation, including derivative actions and matters relating to M&A transactions.

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Gregory P Williams

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Williams is highly esteemed for his work handling complex commercial disputess before the Court of Chancery. Sources describe him as "very effective, well respected and knowledgeable," with one adding: "His analytical skills and judgment are among the best virtually anywhere."

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Donald J Wolfe Jr

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Outstanding lawyer" Donald Wolfe is noted for his "very deep knowledge of the court and strong judgment." He brings a wealth of experience litigating complex corporate disputes before the Court of Chancery, often advising boards and board committees on issues of fiduciary duty issues and corporate governance.

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Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brad Aronstam is acclaimed by clients as an "articulate, thoughtful and strategic" attorney who is "exceptionally intelligent and asks the right questions." He demonstrates impressive expertise in handling complex corporate and commercial disputes in the Court of Chancery, and is noted by sources for his collaborative approach and "very calm demeanor that's extremely effective."

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A. Thompson Bayliss

Abrams & Bayliss LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thompson Bayliss is a "very bright and hard-working" attorney who handles a range of corporate litigation. One source considers him an "outstanding advocate and trial lawyer," while another praises him as "reasoned, thoughtful and measured."

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Raymond DiCamillo

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Raymond DiCamillo is described as a "really good, smart litigator" by one interviewee, while another praises him as "an effective advocate who knows the judges and the courts." He is regularly called upon to litigate contractual and statutory disputes, along with cases concerning issues of corporate governance and control.

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Anne Foster is a "very smart and knowledgeable" attorney who is noted for her experience representing corporate clients in an array of disputes before the Court of Chancery, including corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.

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Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kurt Heyman draws praise as a "very smart" attorney who "has good judgment" and is "really very effective." He has considerable expertise in handling complex corporate litigation, including class action and derivative suits and fiduciary duty issues.

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Stephen E Jenkins

Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Jenkins is a highly regarded practitioner with significant experience litigating corporate and commercial matters in the Court of Chancery, often handling corporate governance issues and stockholder disputes. He is known to be an "extraordinarily effective" attorney who "understands the Delaware courts very well," with clients also saying: "He has incredible judgment and gives really good practical advice."

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Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lewis Lazarus is considered a "very sharp and skilled practitioner" and is highlighted for his "exceedingly deep knowledge and understanding of Delaware law." He boasts extensive experience in corporate and fiduciary litigation, often representing clients from the biopharmaceutical, technology and energy sectors.

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David McBrideis a highly respected and experienced practitioner with vast expertise in Delaware corporate law. He is particularly adept at handling complex litigation in the Court of Chancery related to M&A transactions.

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Michael A Pittenger

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Pittenger draws praise for his "excellent strategic advice, litigation experience and knowledge" and is regularly called upon to advise on matters associated with M&A, recapitalization and corporate takeovers. He represents companies, along with directors and stockholders, in litigation including class actions and fiduciary duty disputes.

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Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Ross is held in high regard by sources, one of whom says: "He is an extraordinarily hard worker who is very well respected by the courts, and is smart and effective in cross-examinations and depositions." Another interviewee says that "he's one of the best trial room practitioners I've ever seen." He has notable expertise litigating complex corporate and commercial disputes, including injunctive relief claims.

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Robert S Saunders

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Saunders has significant expertise in federal securities litigation, a field in which one client considers him to be a "walking encyclopedia."He draws further acclaim for his "very calm and quiet yet strong" courtroom demeanor, with a source saying: "I have seen him very effectively disarm some potentially difficult situations on multiple occasions."

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very strong lawyer" Peter Walsh wins praise for his "steady hand and excellent judgment in litigation" and ability to "handle himself very well in the courtroom." He is a respected corporate and commercial litigator with extensive first-chair experience in trials before the Court of Chancery.

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jon Abramczyk regularly litigates cases relating to M&A matters and the governance of various business entities. One commentator describes him as "a great litigator with a lot of experience," while another singles him out as a "very smart lawyer."

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rolin Bissell is an experienced litigator, often handling matters relating to M&A transactions and proxy contests. "He has great experience," notes one source, who also adds that "he's not afraid to do battle with anyone."

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Stephen B. Brauerman

Bayard, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Brauerman heads the firm's corporate litigation group and focuses his sophisticated chancery practice on matters including fiduciary duty claims and breach of contract disputes. Sources describe him as "one of the hardest-working guys in town," with a client adding: "He is responsive, takes care of the details and knows the Delaware courts well."

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P Clarkson Collins Jr

Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chair of the firm's litigation group Clarkson Collins is known to be a "very reliable and extremely thorough" attorney, while one source describes him as "like an encyclopedia" when it comes to his knowledge of the law. He offers significant experience litigating complex commercial and corporate matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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Catherine Dearlove

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Catherine Dearlove draws high praise for her "experience, judgment, and skills both in and out of the courtroom," with one source also describing her as "a master of case management strategy."She regularly represents corporations as both lead and co-counsel in M&A disputes and derivative and class actions.

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Hank Gallagher Jr

Connolly Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees pinpoint Hank Gallagher as "a very careful thinker" who "looks at all the angles and is able to identify issues that are important to the client." He maintains a robust chancery practice which includes the representation of corporations and their board members in matters involving breaches of fiduciary duty and contested M&A.

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Hurd draws praise from one source for his "rich understanding of Delaware law," while another describes him as a "very sharp lawyer with great judgment." He handles a wide array of business disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty claims, and books and records litigation.

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McCarter & English, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Kelly of McCarter & English, LLP is highlighted by clients as an "excellent trial lawyer who is very experienced in the courtroom and is well known in the Delaware legal market." He is chair of the firm, and also offers significant experience litigating corporate and commercial disputes before the Court of Chancery.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources describe Paul Lockwood as a "great lawyer" who is "smart and savvy." His chancery practice centers on the defense of corporations and directors in class actions and other litigation concerning fraud, breach of contract and contested M&A.

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Ballard Spahr LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

According to one source, David Margules of Ballard Spahr LLP is "a remarkable lawyer" who possesses an "extraordinarily comprehensive set of litigation tools." He boasts significant experience litigating a range of business disputes, and comes recommended by clients as a "very sharp lawyer who knows the subject matter really well."

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Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Enormously talented lawyer" Garrett Moritz draws praise for his work litigating matters relating to contested M&A transactions and fiduciary duty breaches. A client describes him as an "extremely sensible and poised" attorney with "tremendous business judgment," adding: "He gives me advice I know I can rely on and I also know that the judges will listen to him."

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Norman chairs the firm's corporate group, and is recognized for his extensive experience litigating a range of corporate and commercial disputes, including derivative and stockholder class actions and takeover matters. He draws praise as a "smart attorney with a really strong and deep understanding of Delaware law."

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Landis Rath & Cobb LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Rath of Landis Rath & Cobb LLP is noted for his "strong and broad practice," which regularly sees him litigate and advise on matters including fiduciary duty breaches, shareholder rights and issues of corporate control. He draws praise as a "very thoughtful lawyer" who is "very practical in his approach."

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Blake Rohrbacher is an "extraordinarily smart" attorney who consistently draws praise for his work litigating matters concerning M&A transactions, contractual disputes, and corporate governance in the Court of Chancery. He is considered "a very knowledgeable attorney who is systematic and thorough."

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R Judson Scaggs, Jr

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Judson Scaggs fields extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, and comes recommended as a "good communicator who knows Delaware law well." Another source highlights him as an "outstanding litigator" who "understands client needs and is an excellent advocate in court."

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Landis Rath & Cobb LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rebecca Butcher of Landis Rath & Cobb LLP is a well-regarded chancery practitioner who is considered by clients to be "very knowledgeable on the law" and "an effective advocate." Her practice encompasses a range of disputes, including fiduciary duty challenges and issues relating to corporate governance, with sources describing her as a "great written communicator who is very practical and knows how to try a case from start to finish."

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

One source highlights Brad Davey as "a very good litigator who knows the law extremely well," while another notes him to be "very responsive and knowledgeable." He is well regarded for his work in litigation linked to significant M&A transactions, and also advises on a range of other Delaware corporate matters.

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Patricia L Enerio

Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very smart and hard-working" Patricia Enerio is noted for her representation of public and private companies in a range of matters before the Court of Chancery, including derivative suits and stockholder class actions. She draws praise for being "very knowledgeable, great to work with and a good advocate."

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Matthew E Fischer

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources consider Matthew Fischer to be a "very shrewd litigator and a smart guy." He is frequently called upon to litigate commercial and corporate disputes, including shareholder litigation, fiduciary duty breaches and appraisal suits.

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Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Samuel Hirzel is known to be "a good in-court advocate" who is "responsive and knowledgeable," with one client saying: "He's our first phone call if we have a potential litigation issue." He maintains a well-regarded practice handling corporate litigation, including class and derivative actions and corporate governance issues.

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Bayard, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Ladig centers his practice on business divorce issues along with corporate litigation and fiduciary duty matters. Sources consider him to be "an excellent lawyer who is well versed in the law and knows his way around the courtroom."

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Martin Lessner is highlighted by sources as "a very good litigator who is fair and reasonable." He often handles disputes involving matters such as fiduciary duty breaches, contested M&A and stock appraisals.

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Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward McNally is notable for his "extensive experience and reputation" in the Court of Chancery. He has significant expertise in handling complex commercial litigation for a wide range of clients.

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Edward Micheletti

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Micheletti heads the firm's litigation practice in Wilmington, and draws praise from clients, one of whom comments: "He is one of the most practical lawyers I have ever dealt with." Another adds: "He writes well, and is excellent at preparing witnesses and at communicating with the client." He has considerable experience in representing clients in business litigation matters before the Delaware courts.

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Elena Norman is a well-regarded corporate litigator who is singled out by interviewees for her "tough but efficient" litigation style as well as her "ability to see the big picture in a case." Her practice includes the handling of derivative claims, M&A transactional disputes and corporate control contests.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

John Reed litigates a broad range of matters before the Court of Chancery, including corporate control disputes and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He garners praise as "an expert on Delaware law" from one client, who goes on to call him "a great litigator who is practical, smart and strategic."

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Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Lee Trainer is an "incredibly responsive, highly knowledgeable and very practical" attorney, best known for his work acting for defendants. He regularly handles disputes arising out of contested mergers, stock put rights valuations and shareholder challenges.

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Up and Coming

Catherine A. Gaul

Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

Catherine Gaul is highlighted for her sound judgment by a source, who admires her "great sense of the best way to accomplish things." She is further described as a "good negotiator who gets the deal done." She advises clients on a range of disputes including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and fraud matters.

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Up and Coming

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Rudolf Koch is considered a "smart and effective" lawyer who is "tenacious but has good judgment."He is increasingly gaining recognition for his work handling corporate and commercial disputes, including contested M&A, stockholder class actions, derivative and contractual suits.

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Up and Coming

Kathaleen St. J. McCormick

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathaleen McCormick is "a superstar in the making," according to one impressed interviewee, while another praises her "great attention to detail and good judgment." She is regularly called upon to litigate a range of matters in the Court of Chancery, with a particular focus on expedited proceedings and injunctive relief.

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Up and Coming

Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Rostocki of Reed Smith LLP is increasingly recognized for his work handling complex business litigation, including breach of contract, noncompete and business divorce disputes. A client describes him as "a smart, knowledgeable and business-minded attorney" whose "performance both in and out of the courtroom is excellent."

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Up and Coming

Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Selden is considered "a terrific attorney who knows how to litigate big cases" and is becoming increasingly recognized for his practice, regularly representing corporations and directors in commercial disputes in the Court of Chancery.

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