DLA Piper LLP (US)

John L Reed

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Practice Areas

Litigation & Regulatory


John Reed has more than 20 years of experience successfully litigating cases before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court, the nation's preeminent courts for resolving corporate disputes.

John usually serves as lead counsel and his national practice involves the counseling and representation of corporations, boards of directors, individual officers and directors, special board committees and large investors with regard to class actions and derivative breach of fiduciary duty claims, corporate control disputes, merger and acquisition litigation, actions involving the interpretation of charter provisions and bylaws, actions by directors/officers seeking advancement/indemnification, stockholder appraisal actions, stockholder requests for books and records, internal corporate investigations, litigation arising out of transactions involving subsidiaries, tender offers, asset sales, capital restructurings, stockholder meetings and votes, dissolutions, bankruptcy/insolvency considerations, corporate reporting and compliance programs and other matters involving corporate law and governance and the interpretation and enforcement of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Professional Memberships

John served as a member of official State of Delaware delegations promoting Delaware corporate law throughout the world, including in Singapore, China, Taiwan, the Netherlands (where he delivered a presentation on corporate law at The Hague) and Italy.


J.D., Widener University School of Law; B.A., Villanova University