The Delaware Court of Chancery announced today that a new Master in Chancery has been appointed. Abigail Myers LeGrow comes to the Court of Chancery from her position as a corporate litigation associate at Potter Anderson & Corroon. Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. commented in a press release issued by the Court that:

The Court was pleased to have many highly qualified applicants for the position of Master. Although the choice was difficult, Abby LeGrow stood out as having the intellectual capacity, work ethic, and ability to make timely decisions that is required for this important position…. The members of the Court are confident that Abby will distinguish herself as a Master of the Court.

Ms. LeGrow also clerked for The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Delaware Supreme Court Justice and former member of the Court of Chancery, who added:

For any Delaware lawyer, it is a tribute to be appointed as Master of the highly acclaimed Court of Chancery, particularly given the level of talent and accomplishment required to be considered for that position. The appointment of Abby LeGrow is well-deserved. She graduated first in her law school class, and as a private practitioner, quickly developed a reputation for excellence in her chosen fields, including business law cases litigated in that Court. I am confident that the honor bestowed on Abby will be returned multifold, to the benefit of the Court on which she will serve, the members of the Bar, and the citizens of this State.

The Court also announced today that Karlis Johnson will become the Court of Chancery’s Court Administrator and Register in Chancery. Ms. Johnson formerly served as a Judicial Assistant to Chancellor Strine and an Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Delaware Governor Jack Markell.