Rod Ward

Of Counsel



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F: 1.302.434.3020


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Rodman Ward, Jr. is of counsel in Skadden’s Wilmington office. He has been active for many years in litigation involving corporate, commercial and securities issues, particularly tender offers, corporate control and shareholder litigation. Mr. Ward has litigated many of the landmark cases that created the modern law regarding acquisitions. He also counsels corporate boards on governance matters.

Mr. Ward represented the directors of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in defense of shareholder litigation and was prevailing lead counsel for Cantor Fitzgerald in the longest trial in the history of the Delaware Court of Chancery.  In addition, he represented Cendant Corporation in a contract action in the Superior Court of Delaware.


LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1959

B.A., Williams College, 1956


President, Delaware State Bar Association (1989-1990)

Member, Corporation Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1976-1979)

Vice-Chair, Corporation Law Committee, Delaware State Bar Association (1977-1980)

Chair, Professional Ethics Committee, Delaware State Bar Association (1978-1982)

Chair, Litigation Section, Delaware State Bar Association (1985-1988)

Member, American Law Institute

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, The American Bar Foundation

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"The Delaware General Corporation Law"

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