Paul Weiss has scored one of the year’s biggest coups, luring Chancery Court Vice-Chancellor Stephen Lamb to open a Wilmington office. Lamb is an extraordinarily well respected jurist on the nation’s top corporate court, where he completed a 12 year term on Tuesday. Among his biggest recent decisions were a ruling that Apollo’s Hexion Corp. had breached a merger agreement with Huntsman as well as his approval of a plan by IAC/Interactive Corp. to spin off four businesses against a challenge by Liberty Media. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124882641561688585.html
Lamb recently reflected on his tenure on the court at NYU. http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/LAMB_FOGELSON
In joining Paul Weiss, he joins chairman Brad Karp, who is one of the nation’s leading securities litigators and Chancery practitioners. Karp said “Vice-Chancellor Lamb possesses one of America’s finest legal minds and, during his 12 years on the Chancery Court, has played an integral role in the development of corporate law.” http://www.law.com/jsp/tal/digestTAL.jsp?id=1202432612014&Former_Delaware_ViceChancellor_Stephen_Lamb_to_Join_Paul_Weiss
Prior to joining Chancery, Lamb was a partner at Skadden’s Wilmington office. He will also spend time in Paul Weiss’ New York headquarters.
The opening on the illustrious court is drawing a great slate of candidates. http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20090706/NEWS/907060331