Friedlander & Gorris, P.A. is a litigation boutique focusing on corporate law litigation, alternative entity disputes, commercial litigation, and federal securities law cases in Delaware state and federal courts.
The firm was founded in 1996 as Lamb & Bouchard, P.A. It was renamed Bouchard & Friedlander, P.A. in 1997, when Stephen Lamb became Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. The firm’s current name dates to 2014, when Andre Bouchard became Chancellor of the Court of Chancery.
In January 2015, Benchmark Litigation recognized us as “Delaware Firm of the Year.” 2015 proved to be a banner year for the firm:
- We presented and obtained approval of the largest cash settlement in the history of the Court of Chancery, $275 million, in In re Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stockholders Litigation.
- We obtained affirmance by the Delaware Supreme Court of an historic final judgment worth approximately $98 million rendered against RBC Capital Markets, LLC for its having aided and abetted breaches of fiduciary duty committed by the directors of Rural/Metro Corporation in connection with the sale of that company.
- During the pendency of high-profile litigation in federal court we brought on behalf of Trinity Wall Street against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. respecting a shareholder proposal, the company decided to stop selling any weapons that accept high-capacity ammunition magazines, including the AR-15.
From its inception, the firm has litigated against the largest national and Delaware law firms, and we often work as co-counsel with the most prestigious national law firms. Our clients are typically referred to us by counsel knowledgeable about the Delaware legal market and the Delaware Court of Chancery. We represented the Governor of Delaware in litigation brought by the major sports leagues challenging sports betting in Delaware. We also represented the members of the Court of Chancery in their official capacity in litigation challenging the constitutionality of a state statute.
Unlike most firms that practice before the Delaware Court of Chancery, we represent both plaintiffs and defendants in stockholder class and derivative actions. We believe that combination of experience enhances our effectiveness. We bring to every case a high level of partner involvement, devotion to the highest standards of written and oral advocacy, and a willingness to litigate cases through trial.
The firm is described in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA as follows:
U.S. News – Best Lawyers ranks us as one of only nine law firms in Delaware that are “Tier 1” for both corporate law and commercial litigation.
- “Highly regarded litigation boutique that provides top-notch counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants. Core strengths include securities, commercial transactions and alternative entities disputes.”
We invite you to learn more about us by browsing this site, or by contacting us by phone or email. We are always willing to discuss retentions on a contingent or non-traditional basis that aligns our compensation with the client’s economic objectives.
Friedlander & Gorris, P.A.
1201 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
T: 302 573 3500
F: 302 573 3501