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William Chandler, Chief Judge of Delaware Chancery Court, to Retire After 25 Years on Bench

Posted Apr 25, 2011 4:59 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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The chief judge of what may be the nation's most renowned business court has announced his retirement after 25 years on the Delaware Chancery Court bench.

Chief Judge William B. Chandler III, who is now 60, says it is time to move on and pursue other opportunities in corporate law and corporate governance in the private sector, Bloomberg reports.

His final day is June 17.

Through his leadership, Chandler has made the chancery court “the envy of court systems around the country and around the world,” attorney Francis Pileggi of Wilmington tells the news agency. “His tenure has made it the standard by which other business courts are measured."

The Wilmington News Journal, the DealBook blog of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal Law Blog also have stories.

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