Rudolf Koch




“Rudolf Koch is one of the best lawyers in Delaware. He has incredible judgment, and is a master of both the courtroom and the boardroom” (The Legal 500). “His oral presentation and written advocacy skills are exceptional, and his knowledge of Delaware law is superb” (Chambers USA).

“Rudy Koch is a complete superstar” (The Legal 500). Litigating complex corporate and commercial disputes in Delaware’s state and federal courts, he handles stockholder class actions, derivative lawsuits, contested mergers and acquisitions, contractual disputes, appraisal actions, and other statutory proceedings, such as books and records actions.  Rudy also advises general partners, corporate boards, and committees with respect to governance, litigation, internal investigations, and control disputes.

Rudy is “known by the courts as a real litigator” (The Legal 500) who is “wonderful on his feet” (Chambers USA).  He clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced commercial litigation at Cravath, Swaine & Moore prior to joining the firm in 2006.

Rudy has been published in The Business Lawyer, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, Insights: the Corporate and Securities Law Advisor, Business Law Today, and the Cornell Law Review.  He has also lectured on corporate governance, class action litigation, and executive compensation.


Corporate & Chancery Litigation
Corporate Transactions
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Commercial Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution