Corporate Litigation and Counseling

Books and Records Demands

As the Delaware Court of Chancery has observed, the right of stockholders and alternative entity investors to inspect business records “is both essential to good corporate governance, and capable of being exercised in a manner that is inimical to such governance; and that we therefore must be vigilant in enforcing both rights under that Section and the limits to those rights.” Cook v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (Jan. 30, 2014).

Young Conaway attorneys understand the central role that information demands play in governance disputes, having assisted directors and investors in obtaining information and businesses in responding to demands. Our attorneys have extensive experience preparing persuasive demands and responses, negotiating the proper scope of inspection, drafting confidentiality agreements, digesting information for content, relevance, and privilege, vigorously litigating disputed issues, and weaving the information acquired into a broader strategy.