ABA Business Law Section Meeting

Today I’m presenting on a panel at the ABA Business Law Section meeting in L.A. regarding recent Delaware cases on indemnification and advancement for officers and directors. Jim Wing of Holland and Knight will discuss how most other states have … Continue reading

Tulane Corporate Law Institute Features Delaware Corporate Law Developments

Last week concluded the annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute in New Orleans. Corporate lawyers and litigators from all over the country attended, although the largest contingency always seem to be from Delaware. Members of the Delaware judiciary, including two members … Continue reading

Second Circuit Disqualifies Counsel for Breach of Client Confidences

My regular ethics column for the current issue of the national publication of the American Inns of Court, The Bencher, reviews a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that disqualified a former general counsel from … Continue reading

Confidentiality in the Court of Chancery

There are two separate pending matters that relate to confidentiality in the Court of Chancery and what details of litigation pending in the court may be properly withheld from the public. One is an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court … Continue reading

Reverse Veil Peircing and The Duty of Majority Shareholders

Professor Stephen M. Bainbridge is the William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA, a friend of this blog, and a nationally recognized corporate law expert who is often cited in opinions of the Delaware courts. He is a … Continue reading

Delaware Corporate Law in Bankruptcy Cases

Issues of Delaware corporate law often arise in connection with bankruptcy cases around the country, and now there is a formal procedure to certify those questions to ask the Delaware Supreme Court to address them in an authoritative manner. Professor Verity Winship has … Continue reading

Delaware’s Jurisdiction Over Directors

Professor Eric A. Chiappinelli is the McDonald Professor of Law at Texas Tech University and has published the second of a trilogy of articles on the topic of personal jurisdiction that Delaware exercises by statute over those who serve as … Continue reading

Harvard’s Professor Subramanian Addresses Constitutionality of DGCL Section 203

Guhan Subramanian is the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School.  He prepared a post on the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum based on his lecture delivered at the 29th Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture … Continue reading

Seminar on Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions in 2013

Delaware’s Key Corporate and Commercial Cases of 2013 You are invited to a free audio conference for a discussion of the top five decisions of 2013 from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading

M & A Litigation in 2013

Professors Davidoff and Cain have published a paper indicating that over 97% of takeovers involving at least $100 million have been the subject of litigation. Professor Davidoff discussed his paper  in a post on DealBook, including reference to the recent comments by … Continue reading