Law notes: Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, Richards, Layton & Finger

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Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware praises Superior Court appointment

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware praised Gov. John Carney’s selection of a female Superior Court Judge and called for diversity to be a top priority in the appointment of a successor to retiring Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine.

The group praised the appointment of Meghan A. Adams. Adams is one of seven female judges on the Delaware Superior Court.

The group called for “promoting diverse appointees that will amplify the need for ethical service in his upcoming appointment of ChiefJustice Strine’sreplacement.

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware was formed by TransPerfect employees when the New York City-based translation service company underwent an ownership battle in Chancery Court between its two founders.

The battle was resolved in favor of co-founder Phil Shawe. However, the group was unhappy with the role of the court-appointed custodian in the case, legal fees and other issues and has pressed for changes with Chancery Court.

The group earlier offered a package of proposed legislation regarding Chancery Court that would include oversight over the court of equity that uses chancellors rather than juries to decide cases.

Delawareis home to thousands of corporations but will only remain the nation’s business hub if these companies and their employees have a fair, transparent justice system. We need to appoint more judges likeMeghan Adams, who will stand up for legal ethics and break up the old boys’ club, overturning centuries of precedent of a male-dominated court,” saidChris Coffey, campaign manager for Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware.

TransPerfect has no operations in Delaware.

Further information on Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware is available at DelawareForBusiness.org.

Intellectual property magazine gives high rating to Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington

Managing Intellectual Property’s magazine’s 2019 edition of IP Stars ranked Richards, Layton & Finger as Highly Recommended—the publication’s highest firm ranking. In addition, Richards Layton directors Fred Cottrell and Kelly Farnan were chosen as IP Stars.

Cottrell heads Richards Layton’s Intellectual Property Group.

Farnan is a litigator with experience in patent cases involving pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications, and consumer products.Her clients include large defense contractors, cable companies, airlines, and technology companies.

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