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Mr. Walsh is a corporate and commercial litigator.  He has first-chaired many trials in the Delaware courts, and has successfully argued numerous appeals before the Supreme Court of Delaware, as well as several in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He regularly handles Court of Chancery proceedings, including stockholder class and derivative actions, summary proceedings pursuant to the General Corporation Law, and disputes involving alternative entities.  Pete also frequently counsels officers, directors, and committees of the board in matters of Delaware corporate law, primarily as such matters bear upon ongoing or anticipated litigation.

Mr. Walsh is active in the Business Law Section of the ABA, having served on the Council of the Section and as Chair of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee.  He has authored a number of articles dealing with corporate litigation and practice, and has served numerous times as a moderator or panelist on topics involving corporate law, litigation, ethics, and professionalism. 

Representative Matters

  • Klaassen v. Allegro Development Corp., _A.3d_ , 2014 WL 996375 (Del.Supr.)
  • Alta Berkeley VI C.V. v. Omneon, Inc., 41 A.3d 381 (Del. 2012)
  • Espinoza v. Hewlett-Packard Company, 32 A.3d 365 (Del. 2011)
  • Kahn v. Kolberg Kravis Roberts & Co., L.P. 23 A.3d 831 (Del. 2011)
  • William Penn Partnership v. Saliba, 13 A.3d 749 (Del. 2011)
  • Nemec v. Shrader, 991 A.2d 1120 (Del. 2010)
  • Security First Corp. v. U.S. Die Casting & Dev. Co. 687 A.2d 563 (Del. 1997)
  • New Castle County, DE v. Wilmington Hospitality, LLC, 963 A.2d 738 (Del. 2008)
  • Charles E. Underbrink and James H. Harrison v. Warrior Energy Service, Inc., 2008 WL 2262316 (Del. Ch.)
  • Vichi v. Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., 2009 WL 4345724 (Del. Ch. 2009)
  • West Willow-Bay Court LLC v. Robino-Bay Court Plaza LLC, 2007 WL 3317551 (Del. Ch.)
  • Walter E. Ryan, et al. v. John F. Gifford, et al., 935 A.2d 258 (Del. Ch. 2007)
  • West Coast Management & Capital, LLC v. Carrier Access Corporation, 2006 WL 3502995 (Del. Ch.)
  • Cede & Co. v. JRC Acquisition Corp. 2004 WL 286963 (Del. Ch.)
  • In re Explorer Pipeline Co., 781 A.2d 705 (Del. Ch. 2001)
  • New Castle County v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 243 F.3d 744 (3d Cir. 2001)

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Education

Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1986; Executive Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review

Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1983

Law Clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Delaware Court of Chancery, 1986-1987

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 1986

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell rated AV Preeminent for five years
  • Recognized annually by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading Chancery litigator in Delaware, and was named in the most recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Delaware State Bar Association: Member, Committee on Judicial Appointments; Vice-Chair and former Chair, Committee on Professional Ethics
  • American Bar Association: Former Chair, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the Business Section; Former Co-Chair, Director and Officer Liability Committee; Current Member of the Council of the Business Section; frequent participant in ABA-sponsored corporate law programs
  • President and Board Member, Delaware Greenways, Inc.
  • Co-Chair, 2014 Combined Campaign for Justice