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Partner

Education

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., with Distinction, 2001

  • Hofstra Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Hofstra Honors Scholarship Recipient

Pace University, B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1998

  • Trustee's Award Recipient (Valedictorian)
  • Alpha Chi National H.Y. Benedict Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Professional Experience

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, Partner 2010-2011, Associate 2008-2009

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Associate 2002-2007

Delaware Court of Chancery, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Vice Chancellor John W. Noble, 2001-2002

Admissions

Delaware, 2008

New York, 2002

New Jersey, 2001

Bradley R. Aronstam

Brad specializes in Delaware corporate law and represents clients in a variety of areas, including corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery where he began his legal career as a judicial law clerk.  In addition to his litigation practice, Brad frequently advises directors and special committees on issues of Delaware corporate law, pre-suit litigation demands, and transactional issues. 

Chambers USA has repeatedly named Brad as a recognized Court of Chancery practitioner.  Most recently, Chambers USA 2015 described Brad as a “‘top-notch attorney’” and specifically noted his “active Chancery practice”” and “frequent” work for “”directors and special committees.”  Chambers has also acknowledged Brad as "attract[ing] praise from observers as a ‘diligent and smart’ attorney with a strong focus in corporate law."  

Brad has represented clients in many of Delaware’s marquee corporate cases in recent years, including In re CNX Gas Corp. Shareholders Litigation; In re El Paso Shareholders Litigation; In re Complete Genomics, Inc. Shareholder Litigation; The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. v. Wildrick; and In re Jefferies Group, Inc. Shareholders Litigation.  Current and recent deal litigation includes representing Kinder Morgan in litigation challenging Kinder Morgan’s $75 billion consolidation; DIRECTV and its directors in litigation challenging AT&T’s $48 billion acquisition of DIRECTV; Signet Jewelers in litigation challenging Signet’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Zale as well as Zale in defending a consolidated appraisal action brought by former Zale stockholders; and Laboratory Corporation of America in litigation challenging LabCorp’s approximately $6 billion acquisition of Covance Inc. 

Brad regularly speaks and writes on Delaware corporate law issues as well.  In May, Brad presented on recent developments in Delaware corporate law on a panel sponsored by the Corporate Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.  He also spoke on M&A developments at the annual meeting of the ABA’s Business Law Section in Chicago last September.  Recent publications include C&J Energy Services and the Continued Erosion of Revlon (M&A Lawyer 2015); Managing M&A Deals with Underlying Derivative Claims (Deal Points 2013); and Caveat Emptor: Contractual Indemnification Provisions in Acquisition Agreements and Resulting Acquirer Risk for Unknown Actions of Target Fiduciaries (M&A Lawyer 2013). 

Brad also served as Co-Vice Chair of the ABA Task Force that delivered a report on the delineation of governance roles and responsibilities of stockholders and directors in light of the then unraveling financial crisis to Congress and SEC in August, 2009. 

Following his clerkship, Brad practiced for five years at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in the firm's Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation Group in New York before returning to Delaware and becoming a founding partner of the firm.

Honors

  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Recognized Delaware Court of Chancery Practitioner (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Representative Cases

Articles and Memos