Anatomy of Deal Litigation in Practice

Anatomy of Deal Litigation in Practice

Mr. David Berger, Mr. Randall Baron
Fall 2018 course
T, Th 5:00pm - 8:00pm in WCC Room 3007
2 classroom credits

Students who enroll in this offering may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.

Prerequisite: Corporations

Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home

A comprehensive course analyzing the strategic and tactical choices inherent in modern transactional (M&A) litigation, as well as the underlying doctrinal principals and theories of corporate governance that drive those choices. Taught by two of the country's most prominent M&A litigators -- one who typically represents the shareholder plaintiffs who bring these actions, the other who defends directors, companies and their advisors in M&A litigation -- this course will provide students the opportunity to experience virtually all aspects of M&A litigation, ranging from the legal and doctrinal issues facing the various parties to the strategic and tactical choices inherent in modern deal litigation.

Students will participate as the "lawyers" in a simulated case, adopting the various roles during different stages of the litigation, and will be judged by leading practitioners who regularly participate in these cases (and may even have the opportunity to argue certain aspects of the case before current and/or former members of the Delaware Court of Chancery and/or Delaware Supreme Court).

Note: This course will meet over four weeks from October 23 through November 15.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance