Robert S. Saunders
Rob Saunders is head of Skadden’s Wilmington office. He litigates in federal and state courts, concentrating on matters involving the governance of business organizations and the federal securities laws.


Mr. Saunders frequently provides transactional advice on the Delaware law of corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. He is a co-author of the leading treatise in the field, Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Mr. Saunders is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He successfully has tried cases for a variety of clients, including Sprint Corporation, CommonWealth REIT, JPMorgan Chase & Co., DaimlerChrysler AG and TravelCenters of America LLC. In recent years, he also has represented HealthSouth Corporation, Oshkosh Corporation and Wilmington Trust Corporation in litigation arising out of the federal securities laws and represented such clients as Sprint Nextel Corporation, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Hillshire Brands, The AES Corporation, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Ness Technologies, and special committees of the boards of directors of CNX Gas Corporation and TPC Group Inc. in litigation relating to mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Saunders also advises clients engaged in litigation in Delaware courts over intellectual property issues.

Mr. Saunders repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America, in which he was named a 2018 Wilmington Litigation - Securities Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Saunders serves on the Delaware Supreme Court’s Board on Professional Responsibility, the Delaware Supreme Court Rules Committee and the Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Committee.



  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1991 (Virginia Law Review)
  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 1987


  • Delaware


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers


  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Henry R. Horsey, Delaware Supreme Court (1991-1992)

Robert S. Saunders