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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 internal investigations, corporate governance, and transactional issues. 

Chambers USA has recognized Brad as a leading Court of Chancery practitioner each of the last nine years.  Most recently, Chambers USA 2020 recognized Brad for his “excellent knowledge of Delaware law,” “great practical judgment and invaluable experience.”  Chambers has also recognized Brad as “well versed across a range of Chancery matters, including fiduciary litigation,” and as a “strategic and tactical litigator” whose “legal arguments and written product are absolutely first-rate.”  Brad has been recognized by Chambers "for his work advising special committees" as well.  In addition to Chambers, Brad is named in Benchmark Litigation and The Legal 500 US.  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 in recent years, including In re CBS Corporation Litigation; El Paso Pipeline GP Company, L.L.C. v. Brinckerhoff; In re Zale Corporation Stockholders Litigation; In re Kinder Morgan, Inc. Corporate Reorganization; and In re CNX Gas Corp. Shareholders Litigation.  Most recently, Brad successfully argued an expedited corporate control dispute tried on a paper record to invalidate challenged board action on behalf of a private equity investor.  Brad also was a member of the trial team that successfully defeated Merion Capital’s appraisal claim for approximately $90 million of additional merger consideration in connection with Fidelity National Financial’s $4.2 billion acquisition of Lender Processing Services.    

Brad has additionally advised directors or special committees of AMC Entertainment, American International Group, Ascent Capital Group, Capital One Financial, Google, Insys Therapeutics, The Providence Service Corporation, Sanderson Farms, and Walmart, among other companies.  In the Providence Service matter, Brad served as lead counsel to a Special Litigation Committee established to investigate and respond to claims arising from a related party transaction between Providence and its largest stockholder, including claims against Providence’s directors, officers, and advisors.  In that capacity, Brad led an eight-month investigation which ultimately culminated in the Committee brokering an eight-figure global settlement.  In approving the settlement, the Court of Chancery commended the Committee for its “constructive approach” and noted that the settlement was “the best outcome for everybody.”   

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 in New York.  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, Recognized Delaware Court of Chancery Practitioner (2012-2020)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star  
  • The Legal 500 US, M&A Litigation 
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America 

Representative Cases

Articles and Memos

News & Speaking Engagements