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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 litigation, a substantial portion of Brad's practice involves advising directors and special committees on internal investigations, corporate governance, and transactional issues. 

Chambers USA has recognized Brad as a leading Court of Chancery practitioner each year since 2012 and, most recently, Chambers USA 2022 again included Brad in its top “Band 1” ranking.  Among other things, Chambers has recognized Brad as “one of the very best lawyers in Delaware,” "well versed across a range of Chancery matters,” and respected for his “excellent knowledge of Delaware law.”  Chambers has also recognized Brad for his “great practical judgment and invaluable experience,” “ability to synthesize problems and provide a solution,” and as a “strategic and tactical” lawyer whose “legal arguments and written product are absolutely first-rate.”  Brad has separately been recognized by Chambers "for his work advising special committees."  

Brad is recognized in other leading publications as well, including Benchmark Litigation and The Legal 500 US, where he is listed as one of 27 “leading lawyers” nationwide for M&A defense litigation.  Brad is also a Fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers selected “after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.”

Brad has represented clients in many of Delaware’s marquee corporate cases over the last 20-plus years.  Most recently, Brad successfully argued, first in the Court of Chancery and then on appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court, an expedited corporate control dispute tried on a paper record to invalidate deceptive board action on behalf of a private equity investor.  

Brad has additionally advised directors or special committees of AMC Entertainment, American International Group, Ascent Capital Group, Capital One Financial, Gilead Sciences, Google, Insys Therapeutics, Sanderson Farms, Sleep Number, TrueCar, and Walmart, among other companies.  Most recently, Brad served as lead counsel to a combined special litigation and demand committee of the Selecta Biosciences board established to investigate claims arising from alleged breaches of fiduciary by directors participating in a Selecta private placement based on purported material non-public information (i.e., Brophy claims).  That investigation culminated in a global resolution spearheaded by the Committee, which the Court of Chancery described as "creative" and "a highly beneficial" result in approving the settlement.   

Brad frequently speaks and writes on Delaware corporate law issues.  He has repeatedly served as a panelist at PLI’s annual Delaware Law Developments, What All Business Lawyers Need to Know seminar, including again this past May.  He has additionally spoken at the Delaware State Bar Association’s annual Bench and Bar Conference on a panel exploring the practices of the Delaware judiciary and courts, as well as on Delaware law and M&A panels sponsored by the Corporate Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Business Law Section of the ABA. 

As listed below, Brad has published articles in, among other publications, The Business Lawyer; Deal Points; The Delaware Law Review; Insights and The M&A Lawyer.  A number of these articles have been cited in decisions by the Court of Chancery and other courts.  Brad also served as Co-Vice Chair of the ABA Task Force that delivered a report to Congress and the SEC on the delineation of governance roles and responsibilities of stockholders and directors in light of the then unraveling 2008 financial crisis. 

Following his Chancery 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, "Band 1" Court of Chancery Litigator 
  • The Legal 500 US, "Leading Lawyer" for M&A Defense Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star  
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America 

Representative Cases

Articles and Memos

News & Speaking Engagements