With 63% of the Fortune 500 and more than half of all public companies choosing Delaware as their state of incorporation, Delaware's Supreme Court and Court of Chancery remain the nation's preeminent courts for disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and the duties of officers and directors. The Delaware-Pennsylvania connection is significant because Pennsylvania ranks sixth among the states as a headquarters for the Fortune 500, and of the approximately 25 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Pennsylvania, 23 are incorporated in Delaware; thus, Delaware law governs their internal corporate affairs.
In this always popular course, members of the Delaware judiciary and the Delaware bar review headline-making cases in the following subject areas:
- Bankers: Conflicts and Disclosure Requirements
- Poison Pills: NOLs, Threshold Triggers, Rescission and Defensive Use
- Controlling-Stockholder Transactions, including Standard of Review
This course was recorded in November 2011 at PBI's 17th Annual Business Lawyers' Institute. Other sessions from this popular two-day program are available at PBI's Online Campus
John L. Reed, Esq., DLA Piper LLP, Wilmington, DE