Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr wrote an article in today’s Wall Street Journal arguing: Delaware is at risk of losing its prominence in corporate law because of what the former U.S. Attorney General describes as the increasing infiltration into Delaware corporate law of ESG priorities, for example via Caremark claims.

Barr describes ESG as

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U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amul Thapar recently published a book entitled, “The People’s Justice:  Clarence Thomas and the Constitutional Stories that Define Him.”  This is not a book review.  Rather, I just wanted readers to be aware of this exemplary new publication.  The book should be read by those who seek

Regular readers of these pages over the last 18 years are familiar with one of the nation’s most prolific corporate law scholars: Professor Stephen Bainbridge, who is often cited in Delaware court decisions. His latest book weighs in on the latest craze in corporate law: ESG considerations in addition to the traditional focus on shareholder

Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery gave a lecture at the University of Iowa College of Law on “Big Law Ethics”, or lack thereof, based on findings that His Honor described in the “A” trilogy of cases in which he scored the ethical lapses of several senior partners in a


Delaware’s favorite corporate law scholar, the prolific and widely-quoted Professor Stephen Bainbridge, writes that the effort afoot to promulgate a Restatement of the Law of Corporate Governance is unnecessary at best, citing to extensive scholarship–including his own–as well as extensive case law to support his position opposing the titular topic.

The good professor makes his

This post was prepared by Frank Reynolds, who has been following Delaware corporate law, and writing about it for various legal publications, for over 30 years.

Corporate lawyers have a unique opportunity to influence American companies to benefit by practicing the ethical standards their mission statements and codes of conduct espouse, a Villanova Law School