Young Conaway Partner Kathaleen S. McCormick Confirmed as Vice Chancellor in the Court of Chancery

October 3, 2018Press Release

(Wilmington, DE – October 3, 2018) - Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP congratulates Kathaleen S. McCormick on her judicial confirmation, which occurred during a special session of the Delaware Senate today. McCormick will serve as Vice Chancellor in the Court of Chancery.

“We could not be prouder of Katie as she assumes this new role. She is extremely deserving and well qualified to serve in such a distinguished judicial position,” said James L. Patton, Jr., Chairman of the Firm. “Her dedication to the legal profession and deep understanding of the law will serve our state judicial system well.”

McCormick served as partner in the firm’s Corporate Counseling and Litigation Practice, where her focus was corporate, commercial and alternative entity litigation in the Court of Chancery. McCormick has extensive experience advising and litigating on behalf of clients in a variety of substantive areas, including corporation and alternative entity law, mergers and acquisitions, derivative claims, control disputes, compensation disputes, indemnification and advancement, and data privacy. She earned her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University.

Governor Carney noted that McCormick “is an experienced Chancery lawyer, with knowledge both deep and broad that will make her an immediate asset to the court…Katie impressed me with her sharp mind, strong work ethic and commitment to public service. She will be an outstanding jurist and representative for the court and the state.”

Vice Chancellors of the Court of Chancery are appointed by the Governor, and then confirmed by a majority of all the members elected to the Senate, for a term of 12 years.

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware's largest law firms, counsels national and international clients handling sophisticated advisory and litigation matters involving bankruptcy, intellectual property, corporate and alternative entity law. Young Conaway also guides regional businesses through a myriad of employment, education, real estate, tax, estate planning, environmental, and banking issues.