Speakers / Authors:
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Donald J. Wolfe, Jr. is chair-elect of Potter, Anderson & Corroon, LLP. His practice concentrates on corporate litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the counseling of boards of directors and special board committees of Delaware corporations with respect to issues of fiduciary duty and internal corporate governance. He served as chair of the firm’s Corporate Group and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 1999 through 2005.
Mr. Wolfe has participated as Delaware counsel in many of the more significant Delaware corporate decisions of the Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court over the past 30 years and has also served as special Delaware counsel for boards of directors and special board committees. Mr. Wolfe has made numerous presentations at a variety of corporate law seminars and symposia around the country.
Mr. Wolfe recieved his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1976 and his B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1972.
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.
Gregory P. Williams is chair of the corporate department at Richards, Layton & Finger, which includes the corporate litigation group. He served as president of the firm from July 2006 to June 2008, and as executive vice president from July 2003 to June 2006.
Mr. Williams’ practice consists primarily of representing corporations and their directors and officers. He provides nonlitigation advice and counseling to his clients and represents them in courts in Delaware and across the country. Mr. Williams also represents committees of boards of directors formed to negotiate transactions or investigate alleged corporate wrongdoing.
The author of numerous articles regarding corporate law, Mr. Williams is a co-author of a treatise entitled “Meetings of Stockholders” and has lectured on dozens of occasions.
Mr. Williams was recently invited to be a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He was also appointed by the chancellor of the State of Delaware to serve as chair of the Court of Chancery Rules Committee. Mr. Williams chaired the Litigation Rules Committee of the Delaware Supreme Court from 1996 until 2008 and is a former member of the Board of Bar Examiners of the State of Delaware. He served as the chair of the Corporate and Securities Law Subcommittee of the United States Law Firm Group from 1995 through 2003.
Mr. Williams recieved his J.D. from the College of William and Mary in 1982, and his B.A.A.S. from the University of Delaware in 1979.
Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess, P.A.
Norman M. Monhait is a member of Rosenthal, Monhait & Goddess P.A. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1975, the District of Columbia bar in 1976, and the Delaware bar in 1980. He practices corporate litigation, securities litigation, business litigation, civil litigation, corporate law and bankruptcy.
Mr. Monhait recieved his B.A. from Lehigh University in 1970 and his J.D. from Harvard University in 1975.
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
William M. Lafferty is a member of the Corporate and Business Litigation Group at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, LLP. His practice involves corporate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on cases involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and consent solicitations, and shareholder class and derivative actions. Mr. Lafferty’s litigation practice is concentrated on cases pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court. He also advises corporate clients and boards of directors with respect to litigation and transactional matters.
In the past few years, Mr. Lafferty has been involved in a number of significant mergers and acquisitions transactions and related litigations.
Mr. Lafferty recieved his J.D.in 1989 from the Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University. He recieved a B.S. and a B.A. in 1985 from the University of Delaware.