Senate confirms Fioravanti to Chancery post

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Gov. John Carney on Wednesday praised Paul Fioravanti, Jr. as he was quickly confirmed as Vice Chancellor.

“Paul’s litigation experience and judgment will serve our state well on the Court of Chancery – our country’s premier venue for corporate litigation,” said Carney. “I want to thank members of the Delaware Senate for considering and confirming his nomination.”

Since February 1999, Fioravanti has practiced with the Delaware law firm Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A. As a partner of the firm, he focuses on corporate and commercial litigation in mergers and acquisitions, fiduciary duty obligations, corporate governance, and LLC litigation. Previously, Fioravanti worked in broadcasting and held positions as a reporter and editor for KYW Newsradio and as a Washington, D.C. correspondent.

Born in Wilmington and a graduate of Salesianum School, Fioravanti earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware. Fioravanti earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

He was confirmed during a busy day in Dover that included a decision to not allow civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton to testify at the confirmation hearing.

Sharpton and the group Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware have been waging a campaign over the alleged lack of diversity in the Delaware judiciary.

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