Chad M. Shandler

Director

302.651.7836
302.498.7701 (fax)
shandler@rlf.com
Chad Shandler represents clients in a variety of areas, including complex financial and commercial litigation, trusts and estates litigation, intellectual property litigation, and insurance litigation. He has conducted hearings and trials in all of Delaware’s state and federal courts, and also has significant experience before the Delaware Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. With clients that include major businesses with national and international operations, Chad is frequently retained by national law firms to serve as Delaware counsel for cases pending in Delaware courts. He also has an active ADR practice, with extensive experience arbitrating and mediating commercial disputes.
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  • American Legacy Foundation v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. (insurance coverage litigation involving D&O policies)
  • Advanced Micro Devices v. Intel Corporation (antitrust litigation)
  • Gore v. Gore (trust litigation)
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Chad Shandler represents clients in a variety of areas, including complex financial and commercial litigation, trusts and estates litigation, intellectual property litigation, and insurance litigation. A director in the firm’s Litigation Department, Chad also counsels and handles litigation matters for various media organizations.

Chad has conducted hearings and trials in all of Delaware’s state and federal courts. He also has significant appellate experience before the Delaware Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Recently, Chad has litigated several high-profile trust disputes in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has also counseled various trust companies on fiduciary and regulatory matters. In addition, Chad has an active ADR practice, with extensive experience arbitrating and mediating commercial disputes.

With clients that include major businesses with national and international operations, Chad is also frequently retained by national law firms to serve as Delaware counsel for cases pending in Delaware courts. In this capacity, he advises clients regarding the specialized practices and procedures employed by judges in each of Delaware’s various courts and provides counsel on matters involving Delaware law.

For the past several years, Chad has authored and co-authored several articles concerning media access and First Amendment issues in Delaware.

Experience

  • American Legacy Foundation v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. (insurance coverage litigation involving D&O policies)
  • Advanced Micro Devices v. Intel Corporation (antitrust litigation)
  • Gore v. Gore (trust litigation)
  • May v. Wilmington Trust Company (trust litigation)
  • The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation v. Pamela Carvel (trust litigation)
  • Fifth Generation Computers v. Qwest Corporation (trade secret litigation)
  • St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, Inc. v. Canon, et al. (patent litigation)
  • KV Pharmaceuticals v. Lannett Company, Inc. (patent and antitrust litigation)
  • E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. (insurance coverage litigation)
  • H. Beatty Chadwick v. Metro Corp. (defamation/First Amendment action)

Publications

  • "Effects of Federal Circuit's Decision on Standard for Joint Infringement," Delaware Business Court Insider, December 2, 2015   View >
  • "Dispute Resolution 2012: Delaware," Getting the Deal Through, June 2012   View >
  • "Dispute Resolution 2011: Delaware," Getting the Deal Through, June 2011   View >

Presentations

  • "Delaware: The "Go-to" Forum for Global Business," September 7, 2014

Awards

  • Benchmark Litigation, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017

Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections 
    • Commercial and Business Litigation Committee 
      • Fiduciary Litigation Subcommittee, Chair
      • Delaware Litigation Subcommittee, Chair

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 1998
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Villanova University, 1994

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2000

Experience

  • American Legacy Foundation v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. (insurance coverage litigation involving D&O policies)
  • Advanced Micro Devices v. Intel Corporation (antitrust litigation)
  • Gore v. Gore (trust litigation)
  • May v. Wilmington Trust Company (trust litigation)
  • The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation v. Pamela Carvel (trust litigation)
  • Fifth Generation Computers v. Qwest Corporation (trade secret litigation)
  • St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, Inc. v. Canon, et al. (patent litigation)
  • KV Pharmaceuticals v. Lannett Company, Inc. (patent and antitrust litigation)
  • E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. (insurance coverage litigation)
  • H. Beatty Chadwick v. Metro Corp. (defamation/First Amendment action)

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 1998
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Villanova University, 1994

Publications

  • "Effects of Federal Circuit's Decision on Standard for Joint Infringement," Delaware Business Court Insider, December 2, 2015   View >
  • "Dispute Resolution 2012: Delaware," Getting the Deal Through, June 2012   View >
  • "Dispute Resolution 2011: Delaware," Getting the Deal Through, June 2011   View >

Presentations

  • "Delaware: The "Go-to" Forum for Global Business," September 7, 2014

Awards

  • Benchmark Litigation, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017

Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections 
    • Commercial and Business Litigation Committee 
      • Fiduciary Litigation Subcommittee, Chair
      • Delaware Litigation Subcommittee, Chair