Richards, Layton & Finger Partners Expand Their Special Committees Treatise

June 24, 2014

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 24, 2014) – Gregory Varallo, Srinivas Raju and Michael Allen,directors of Richards, Layton & Finger, have authored an expanded second edition of their definitivetreatise on special committee practice, Special Committees: Law and Practice, originally published in2011. The 2014 edition, published by LexisNexis, contains new case law and analysis pertaining tospecial committees, including the Delaware Supreme Court’s recent affirmation of the business judgmentrule standard of review in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide.

In Special Committees: Law & Practice, Messrs. Varallo, Raju and Allen provide the in-depth insights ofactive practitioners in the special committee area, including explanations on the uses, benefits, advantagesand disadvantages of special committees. This authoritative guide gives practitioners a unique andthorough working knowledge of special committee law, how to best utilize special committees, and therole of special committee members.

Mr. Varallo has litigated numerous complex business disputes in the Delaware courts and counsels clientsregarding mergers and acquisitions, special committee matters, arbitration and mediation. An authorand speaker at numerous seminars and institutes, he has held several leadership positions in the nationalbar and has been recognized in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America,Lawdragon, Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Mr. Raju litigates corporate control, corporate governance and contractual disputes in Delaware’s courts,and advises corporate boards, special committees and general partners with respect to governance andtransactional issues. He is a frequent speaker and author on fiduciary duty and governance issues, andhas been named in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon andSuper Lawyers.

Mr. Allen counsels corporations, officers, directors, board committees and stockholders in connectionwith mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, proxy contests, stockholder meetings,corporate governance and other matters. He has published several articles and speaks regularly regardingDelaware corporate law practice and developments. Mr. Allen has been recognized in Chambers USA.

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