Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

Chancery Department

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What the team is known for A well-regarded litigation boutique with a strong track record in corporate and commercial disputes in Delaware. Areas of strength include corporate control disputes, stockholder litigation and appraisal proceedings. Regularly represents major corporate clients as lead trial counsel as well as assisting with internal investigations. Also advises directors and special committees on associated corporate governance and transactional matters.

Strengths A interviewee says: "They are unquestionably top tier in this market."

Clients say: "This firm is exceptional. It is a first-rate law firm with expertise in Delaware corporate law."

Work highlights Acted as co-counsel to Cigna Corporation in litigation arising from its termination of a $54 billion merger with Anthem after the merger was enjoined based on antitrust issues.

Notable practitioners

Brad Aronstam “has excellent knowledge of Delaware law," according to one source, who also highlights his "great practical judgment and invaluable experience.” He is well versed across a range of Chancery matters including fiduciary duty litigation, stockholder concerns and appraisal proceedings.

David Ross is regarded as “one of the finest litigators in Delaware” by clients, who further praise his “tremendous substantive knowledge and outstanding judgment honed by years of experience before the Delaware courts.” He regularly handles high-profile litigation concerning stockholder, M&A and fiduciary duty claims.

Up-and-comer Eric Selden wins widespread acclaim for his commercial litigation practice. He has particular strength in M&A disputes and remains a strong choice for corporations and directors on complex mandates.

Garrett Moritz maintains a sophisticated commercial litigation practice that regularly sees him handle M&A disputes, including those with cross-border elements. His client roster includes both corporates and shareholders, and he enjoys a reputation amongst peers as "a terrific lawyer."

Michael Sirkin is increasingly recognized for his sophisticated handling of complex litigation before the Court of Chancery. He comes highly recommended for his strength representing corporations in failed merger disputes, with interviewees describing him as "excellent and a great attorney."