Edward B. Micheletti heads the litigation practice of Skadden’s Wilmington office. For nearly two decades, he has successfully represented clients in significant business litigation matters at both the trial court and appellate levels in Delaware.

Bio

Mr. Micheletti repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America, and was named to Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2017. In 2011, he was one of five attorneys named to the securities section in Law360’s list of “Rising Stars", and he was selected as one of the 40 Under 40 by The M&A Advisor. Mr. Micheletti also is the co-author of the treatise Mergers and Acquisitions Deal Litigation Under Delaware Corporation Law.

Mr. Micheletti is highly experienced in litigation matters arising from mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance disputes and statutory proceedings involving Delaware corporation law. He has had success in cases at every stage in the Delaware courts — from motion practice through trial and on appeal — representing boards of directors, special committees, buyers and investment banks in a vast array of proceedings involving injunctive relief and money damages. He also has handled other significant business litigation matters involving, among other things, federal securities law, complex commercial litigation and escheat law, in state and federal courts both in Delaware and around the country.

Recent clients, among others, have included Activision, American Apparel, Inc., Becton, Dickinson, CME Group, Cypress Semiconductor, Gannett Co., Goldman Sachs, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, LSI Corporation, Plum Creek, Qlik Technologies, Inc., SanDisk Corporation, Tumi, and Viacom, Inc. board members.

Mr. Micheletti has extensive experience with, and frequently provides advice concerning, the Delaware General Corporation Law. Some of his merger litigation matters resulted in seminal Delaware corporate law decisions, including Omnicare, Toys“R”Us and Lyondell. He also has written numerous articles on Delaware Corporation Law issues, some of which have been cited in opinions issued by the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court. In addition, he frequently participates on committees that have drafted important amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. He also is a member of the Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Committee.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1997 (summa cum laude; Valedictorian; Editor-in-Chief, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law)
  • B.S., University of Scranton, 1993

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Associations

  • Member, Court of Chancery Rules Committee
  • Member, Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Overseers for the Widener University School of Law

Experience

  • Clerkship, Hon. Jack B. Jacobs, Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware
  • Clerkship, Hon. Thomas F. Shebell, Jr., P.J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey

Edward B. Micheletti