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Christopher N. Kelly

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Mr. Kelly focuses his practice primarily on corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.  His experience includes stockholder class and derivative litigation, takeover disputes, alternative entity litigation, internal corporate investigations, post-closing disputes, and statutory proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law, such as stock appraisals, indemnification and advancement actions, contested director elections, and demands to inspect corporate books and records.  Mr. Kelly also has written numerous articles and presented on Delaware corporate law topics.

Recent speaking engagements include:

  • First State Update:  Case Law Developments and Updates to Delaware's LLC Act, Corporation Service Company/LexisNexis webinar (September 28, 2016)
  • Inside Track with Jeff:  “Dead Hand” Proxy Puts, podcast (July 22, 2015)
  • Exclusive Forum, Fee Shifting, and Other Bylaws, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals (November 18, 2014)


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Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2006

University of Delaware, B.A., 2003

Law clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Law clerk to the Honorable A. Richard Caputo, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2012

    New Jersey, 2006

    Pennsylvania (inactive), 2006

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association; Administrative Committee Director (Membership Committee) for the Corporate Governance Committee; In The Know subcommittee; Publications subcommittee