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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Chancery

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What the team is known for

A high-quality Delaware team with expertise across the span of corporate and securities disputes, including fiduciary duty litigation. Draws on a deep bench of attorneys who are experienced both in Delaware and nationally. Handles class and derivative actions along with fraud, contract and appraisal disputes. Also advises on litigation arising from M&A and bankruptcies, in addition to related regulatory issues.

Strengths

"The firm’s reputation and ranking as being among the nation’s best securities litigation firms is well deserved," comments one source.

Work highlights

Represented Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in a litigation related to a merger agreement with Tiffany & Co.

Notable practitioners

Edward Micheletti heads the firm's Delaware litigation practice and offers extensive contentious experience. He acts for an array of corporate clients, frequently within the financial services, entertainment and technology industries.
"Knows the M&A space extremely well." "Extremely responsive and always a pleasure to deal with."

Paul Lockwood is a strong Delaware litigator who boasts experience handling securities fraud, breach of contract claims and appraisal actions. He typically acts for directors and large commercial clients.
"Great in court and on his feet, strong oral arguments and writes well.""An extremely devoted litigation lawyer who really goes the extra mile and is a good negotiator."

Robert Saunders is a well-recognized practitioner with an extensive background acting for major national and international corporations. He has a leading practice which covers a broad range of high-value disputes.

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Overview

The litigation group in the Wilmington office concentrates on civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts around the country, with a strong emphasis on Delaware’s renowned Court of Chancery. Wilmington litigators are experienced in a broad range of corporate and securities litigation, including the defense of class and derivative actions, representation of special committees, fiduciary duties of directors, federal and state securities fraud claims, bankruptcy litigation, corporate valuations and statutory appraisals, and insurance acquisition transactions from a litigation as well as regulatory standpoint. Wilmington litigators also have handled many cases outside Delaware, including recent cases in Alabama, Connecticut, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Chancery Department

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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One Rodney Square

PO Box 636

Wilmington

Delaware

USA

DE 19899

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Delaware

Chancery


Edward Micheletti
Band 3
Paul J. Lockwood
Band 2
Robert S Saunders
Band 1