John Mark Zeberkiewicz Elected a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel

October 17, 2018

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (October 17, 2018) – Richards, Layton & Finger director John Mark Zeberkiewicz has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. Membership in the college is by invitation only, following a rigorous selection process that evaluates the lawyers’ professional accomplishments as well as their contributions to the field of governance through speaking, writing, and thought leadership. Mr. Zeberkiewicz joins four Richards Layton directors previously elected to the American College of Governance Counsel: Catherine Dearlove, Mark Gentile, Gregory Varallo, who is a founding trustee of the college, and Gregory Williams.

Mr. Zeberkiewicz focuses his practice on transactional matters involving Delaware corporations, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and corporate finance. With a reputation for advancing innovation in corporate law, he also has been a driving force behind some of the most important Delaware corporate legislation in years.

A leader among the corporate lawyers of his generation, Mr. Zeberkiewicz is chair of the American Bar Association’s Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Committee and former chair of the ABA Corporate Documents and Process Committee. He is a member of Delaware’s Corporation Law Council and has served on subcommittees responsible for drafting significant amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law.

Mr. Zeberkiewicz has authored and co-authored over 50 articles on corporate law and governance, and many of his articles have been cited in opinions of the Delaware Court of Chancery and in legal journals. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA, which praised him as “simply fantastic … super-responsive and extremely knowledgeable” (Chambers USA, 2018).

About the American College of Governance Counsel
The American College of Governance Counsel is a professional, educational, and honorary association of lawyers renowned for their achievements in the field of governance. The mission of the college is to promote a high level of professional standards among governance lawyers, and a better understanding and broader adoption of best practices within business organizations.

About Richards Layton
Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, helps sophisticated clients navigate complex issues and the intricacies of Delaware law. We advise global companies, business partnerships, leading financial institutions, local businesses, and individuals across a wide range of practices, including corporate law, alternative entities, commercial law, bankruptcy and restructuring, and litigation.

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