James M. Yoch, Jr.

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James litigates corporate, business, and commercial disputes, primarily in in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. James specializes in M&A litigation matters, including lawsuits alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, partnership agreement duties, and merger agreements. James also has substantial experience in trying appraisal and quasi-appraisal actions. James advises on Delaware law and corporate governance issues in a variety of contexts, including books and records requests, proxy contests, and corporate bylaws. James has represented Fortune 500 companies, master limited partnerships, energy companies, agriculture and food businesses, technology companies, and many others. James’s practice frequently involves defending against and pursuing requests for expedited injunctive relief, as well as litigation involving trade secrets, intellectual property, and complex contractual disputes in the Court of Chancery. James also has litigated federal securities matters and bankruptcy matters concerning valuation issues and issues involving the fiduciary duties of board members.

James is a frequent speaker on Delaware law issues. He has spoken on CLE discussions sponsored by the Practising Law Institute and Bloomberg BNA regarding books and records actions, fee shifting and forum selection bylaws, and the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act. James began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr., of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. Before his clerkship, he interned for judges on the United States District Court and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and he volunteered for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. During law school, James served as Lead Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce and as a senior editor of JURIST and he worked as a teaching assistant in the Legal Analysis and Writing program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


  • Cum Laude
  • Order of the Coif 
  • W. Edward Sell Award for Excellence in Corporations 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Lincoln Club of Delaware, Board Member
  • Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court, Barrister
  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association