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Wilson Sonsini opens second Delaware office with ex-Chancery chief at helm

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A Silicon Valley powerhouse has opened a second Delaware office in Wilmington, with an ex-chief of what many consider the nation’s top business court at the helm.

Former chancellor William Chandler III retired from the state’s chancery court in 2011 and has since headed Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s corporate governance practice group from a small office in downstate Georgetown, Delaware. Now he will be in charge of the new Wilmington office, where it appears that further growth is expected.

There are six lawyers working there, and the Wilmington office has enough space to house 20 attorneys, the Recorder (sub. req.) reports.

“We’re extremely proud of our firm’s unmatched experience and success representing clients in important corporate governance, transactional, and litigation matters,” said co-managing partner Doug Clark in a law firm press release. “As the needs of our clients grow, we remain committed to providing the full-service solutions they require in strategic locations around the globe. Given Wilmington’s unique role in the business ecosystem, this is an ideal area of expansion for the firm.”

Related coverage:

Delaware Law Weekly (sub. req.): “Wilson Sonsini Opens Wilmington Office”

See also:

Bloomberg: “Delaware Judge Who Ruled on Disney, HP to Leave Bench “

DealBook (New York Times, reg. req.): “Delaware Chief Judge Chandler Retires”

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