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District of Delaware Update

Last August, two new judges joined the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Judge Colm F. Connolly and Judge Maryellen Noreika.  Judge Connolly filled the seat previously held by Judge Sue L. Robinson and Judge Noreika filled the seat previously held by Judge Gregory M. Sleet.  In recent months, both Judge Connolly and Judge Noreika have each adopted new procedures for dealing with case dispositive motions.

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Connolly Gallagher’s Managing Partner, Chip Connolly Appointed to The First State Fintech Lab Advisory Board

Connolly Gallagher’s Managing Partner, Chip Connolly Appointed to The First State Fintech Lab Advisory Board

Arthur G. (“Chip”) Connolly III was appointed to The First State Fintech Lab advisory board.  According to co-founder, John Collins, “In our Advisory Board we have assembled a diverse, world class group of leaders who see the potential Delaware has to be a financial technology leader. As the rewiring of traditional financial relationships takes place, we need to make sure that no one is left behind.”

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Connolly Gallagher attorney, Holly receives 2019 Del-Mar-Va Boy Scouts of America Award

Congratulations!

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Connolly Gallagher Elects Aaron Shapiro to Partner

Connolly Gallagher Elects Aaron Shapiro to Partner

Connolly Gallagher LLP is pleased to announce that Aaron M. Shapiro has been elected partner effective January 1, 2019. “Aaron previously served as the Labor Relations and Employment Practices Administrator for the state of Delaware and since joining the firm in 2017 he has worked hard to build a highly respected labor law offering that we proudly provide to our valued clients,” said Arthur G. (“Chip”) Connolly III, Managing Partner of the firm.

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Commercial Bankruptcy in the United States – Potential Impact on Litigation & Transactional Practices

Commercial bankruptcy in the United States is a tool to conduct and continue big business.  Because its effects reach into other practice areas, there are opportunities for non-bankruptcy members to provide value to their clients by calling on the expertise of ILN commercial bankruptcy practitioners.

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Connolly Gallagher is Proud to Welcome Brandon R. Harper

Connolly Gallagher is pleased to welcome Brandon R. Harper to the firm. As an Associate, Brandon joins the firm’s Delaware Business, Commercial and Corporate Litigation group.

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Effective January 1, 2019 Delaware Imposes Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training and Creates New Spin on Existing Protections

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act has always provided a cause of action for sexual harassment under the umbrella of sex discrimination. However, new Delaware law, effective January 1, 2019, expressly addresses Delaware’s take on sexual harassment. In many ways, the new law is redundant with existing legal rights and responsibilities, thus simply creating a new section of the law to bring the same claim. In other ways, the new law at least arguably is different. In still other ways, the new law creates new obligations and new claims, which certainly require attention and action by employers.

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U.S. News -Best Lawyers Recognizes Connolly Gallagher in 2019 “Best Law Firms” Guide

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2018) –U.S. News –Best Lawyers® has once again ranked Connolly Gallagher LLP in its annual guide of the “Best Law Firms.” In the 2019 edition, the firm was selected for 16 law practice areas in Delaware.  They  include:

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Delaware Today Recognizes Connolly Gallagher Lawyers in Top Lawyers ® 2018

Delaware Today Recognizes Connolly Gallagher Lawyers in Top Lawyers ® 2018

Wilmington, DE (October 31, 2018) – Delaware Today has released its 2018 Top Lawyers list.  Connolly Gallagher LLP lawyers were selected for inclusion in four practice categories. The results are based on a poll issued to all 4,900 members of the Delaware Bar Association to vote.

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Delaware’s 2018 Trust Act Allows Trustees to Better Respond to Beneficiaries’ Investment Values

When investing trust funds, trustees of a Delaware trust must abide by a statutory “prudent person” standard (unless expressly released from doing so in the trust instrument) that requires the trustee to act with “the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters would use to attain the purpose of the account.”  When investing as a prudent person, a trustee may take into account certain circumstances, including the tax consequences of a transaction, the overall health of the economy, and the investment horizon of the beneficiaries of the trust.  The 2018 Trust Act added to the list of circumstances a trustee may consider “the beneficiaries’ personal values, including the beneficiaries’ desire to engage in sustainable investing strategies that align with the beneficiaries’ social, environmental, governance or other values or beliefs of the beneficiaries.”

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