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T. Brad Davey

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T. Brad Davey's practice focuses primarily on business, corporate and alternative entities litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He frequently advises directors, acquirers and financial advisors in connection with mergers and acquisition litigation. In addition, Brad has substantial experience litigating and providing advice regarding various proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law, including appraisal, advancement and indemnification, books and records demands, and director election contests. Brad has also assisted companies from a wide range of industries with special investigations of alleged improper conduct.

Brad is a frequent speaker at a variety of corporate law seminars and symposia, including the Tulane Institute of Corporate Law and the University of Pennsylvania Institute of Law and Economics as well as seminars sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute and the American Bar Association.

A longtime participant in firm committees, Brad currently serves as the at-large member of Potter Anderson's Executive Committee.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Credit Suisse in connection with stockholder litigation challenging transactions at Freeport McMoran
  • Represented the board of Simon Property Group in stockholder litigation challenging executive compensation
  • Represented NAMA Holdings LLC in protracted litigation with The Related Companies concerning a breach of contract
  • Represented Jefferies in connection with litigation challenging Fertitta’s acquisition of Morton’s Restaurant Group
  • Represented El Paso Corporation in a suit by unitholders of El Paso Pipeline Partners alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the sale of El Paso to Kinder Morgan
  • Represented Ecolab in connection with appraisal proceeding related to its acquisition of Nalco
  • Represented a special committee of directors of Quest Software in connection with the sale of the company to Dell and related stockholder litigation
  • Represented the former directors of El Paso Corporation in stockholder litigation challenging Kinder Morgan’s acquisition of the company
  • Represented the former directors of Massey Energy Company in connection with the acquisition of Massey by Alpha Natural Resources and related stockholder litigation
  • Represented major financial institutions in connection with Apollo's abandoned acquisition of Huntsman Chemical Corporation



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University of Virginia, J.D., 2003; Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review, Order of the Coif

Emory University, B.A., 1998; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware

    New York

    District of Columbia

Professional Activities and Honors

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the Chancery area

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law and Commercial Litigation

American Bar Association 

New York State Bar Association