Jesse A. Finkelstein

Director

302.651.7754
302.498.7701 (fax)
finkelstein@rlf.com

Jesse A. Finkelstein has extensive experience advising and representing corporations, directors and significant shareholders. He provides corporate governance, transactional, M&A and control dispute advice to clients, and represents both corporate and individual clients in complex or high-stakes litigation. A director in the Corporate Department, Jesse also represents special and standing board committees with regard to corporate investigations.

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Jesse A. Finkelstein has extensive experience advising and representing corporations, directors and significant shareholders. He provides corporate governance, transactional, M&A and control dispute advice to clients, and represents both corporate and individual clients in complex or high-stakes litigation. A director in the Corporate Department, Jesse also represents special and standing board committees with regard to corporate investigations.

Jesse has served as president of Richards, Layton & Finger as well as chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. He is the author of numerous publications.

Publications

  • "Delaware Supreme Court in Lyondell Decision Updates Duties of Directors in Response to a Takeover," Corporate Counsel Weekly, April, 2009   View >
  • "Contributor, Meetings of Stockholders, R. Franklin Balotti and Jesse A. Finkelstein,"   View >

Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Chambers USA
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers’ Wilmington, DE Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Lawdragon 500
  • Super Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal

Leadership

  • Tulane Corporate Law Institute, Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association, Business Law, Litigation and International Sections
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Corporate Law Section

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1980
  • B.A., University of Rochester, 1977

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 1980
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1980
  • B.A., University of Rochester, 1977

Publications

  • "Delaware Supreme Court in Lyondell Decision Updates Duties of Directors in Response to a Takeover," Corporate Counsel Weekly, April, 2009   View >
  • "Contributor, Meetings of Stockholders, R. Franklin Balotti and Jesse A. Finkelstein,"   View >

Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Chambers USA
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers’ Wilmington, DE Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Lawdragon 500
  • Super Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal

Leadership

  • Tulane Corporate Law Institute, Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association, Business Law, Litigation and International Sections
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Corporate Law Section