David C. McBride

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Dave concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law and corporate and commercial litigation. He has been involved in many of Delaware's significant corporate law cases, particularly in the area of mergers and acquisitions.  His corporate representations include Paramount Communications Inc. v QVC Network, Inc., Paramount Communications Inc. v Time Inc., Revlon Inc. v MacAndrews & Forbes Holding Inc., In re First Boston Inc. Shareholders Litig., In re Resorts Int'l. Shareholders Litig., Freedman v Restaurant Associates Indus., Inc., Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. v Evans (Macmillan, Inc.), Shamrock Holdings Inc. v Polaroid Corp., In re RJR Nabisco, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Henley Group v Santa Fe Southern Pacific Corp., Pennzoil Co. v Getty Oil Co., Edelman v Phillips Petroleum, Omnicare, Inc. v NCS Healthcare, Inc., In re Oracle Corporation Derivative Litigation, In re the Walt Disney Company Derivative Litig., and Hollinger International Inc. v Black.

He serves as an Appointed Member of the Committee on Corporate Laws of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association. In addition, Dave is the former Chairman and currently a member of the Executive Council of the Corporate Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the group that is responsible for recommending and drafting amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. 

Dave is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He is one of Delaware's three Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws, a member of the Rules Committee of the Delaware Court of Chancery, a member of the Board of Editors of the Delaware Lawyer, and a director of the Historical Society for the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has also authored several articles and CLE outlines in the area of corporate law.


  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chancery and Corporate M&A, 2006-Present
  • American College of Governance Counsel, Fellow
  • LawDragon, ranked as one of the top 500 lawyers in the country, 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Bet-the Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation, 1995  - Present
  • Delaware Super Lawyers®, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2007-2014, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, 2015-2016
  • Corporate Counsel magazine's Top Lawyers, Bet-The-Company Litigation, 2009
  • Who’s Who Legal®, 2016  

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member, General Corporation Law Committee, 1978-present; Executive Council of General Corporation Law Committee, 1987-1992 and 1995-present; Specialization Committee, 1983-present; Executive Council of the Corporate Law Section, Vice Chairman and Chairman 2004-2006
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1975-present; Section of Litigation, Subcommittee on Revisions to Rule 23 of the Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee; Committee on Federal Procedure; Committee on Securities Litigation; Section of Business Law, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee
  • American Law Institute, Member
  • Rules Committee of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Member, 1994-present
  • The Historical Society for the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, Director, 1990-present
  • Delaware Lawyer, Member of the Board of Editors, 1982-present
  • Emory Law Journal, Board of Editors, 1973-1975
  • Delaware Technology Park, Director
  • Elementary Workshop, Director
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church, Session Member