With more than 30 lawyers fully focused on litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Richards Layton has the largest corporate litigation practice in the state. Our corporate litigators are authorities on the procedures and practices of the Court of Chancery and have been involved in many of the court’s landmark cases involving fiduciary duties, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and other aspects of corporate litigation practice. These ground-breaking representations in corporate matters include well-known cases such as Lyondell, Disney, Mentor Graphics, Caremark, Pure Resources, Emerald Partners, Paramount/QVC, Paramount/Time, Frontier, Unocal, Moran v. Household, Siliconix, Barkan, and Kahn v. Lynch.
But the firm’s Chancery Court litigation attorneys are not limited to corporate law. Richards Layton also handles a significant number of cases involving Delaware limited liability companies and Delaware limited partnerships. The firm’s Chancery expertise also leads to significant roles in major commercial litigation brought in Delaware’s other courts.
Our corporate litigators consistently earn the highest rankings in prominent legal directories, including Chambers USA, Benchmark, and Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
As they have for decades, our corporate team and alumni remains instrumental in crafting, amending, and adjudicating Delaware’s corporate law and practice:
• Two firm attorneys are members of the governing council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, which annually reviews and recommends changes to the Delaware General Corporation Law.
• Our attorneys serve on the Court of Chancery Rules Committee and the Litigation Rules Committee of the Delaware Supreme Court.
• A Richards Layton director was appointed by the Chancellor of the Court of Chancery to chair the Chancery Court Rules Committee.
• Richards Layton alumni have been appointed to the state and federal judiciary—including the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.