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Craig E Zieminski

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Craig is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on representing companies and their directors in lawsuits brought by Delaware stockholders, Master Limited Partnership unitholders, and deal partners. He was a key litigator for the prevailing party on, among other important Delaware Court of Chancery precedents, the ETE-Williams merger litigation and the C&J-Nabors merger litigation.

Craig has significant experience in a variety of M&A litigation matters, including lawsuits alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, partnership agreement duties, merger agreements, and federal securities laws. He has represented energy businesses, financial institutions, real estate companies, technology companies, agribusinesses, retailers, and many others. Craig handles M&A litigation matters at the trial and appellate level. In 2019, his teams secured appellate victories in the Delaware Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


Vinson & Elkins, 2008-present;

Stanford Law School, J.D. with distinction, 2008;

Southern Methodist University, B.S. and B.B.A. summa cum laude, 2005


Craig’s articles on corporate governance have been published by the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

Craig was the Editor in Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance (2007-2008).