Delaware Chancery Court Judge to Lecture at W&L Law

Lexington, VA Thursday, March 22, 2012


Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons
The Hon. Donald Parsons, Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court, will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee School of Law on Monday, March 26. The title of his talk is "A View from Inside the Nation's Premier Business Court: How Delaware remains at the Forefront."

The lecture is scheduled to begin at 12 noon in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Parsons became Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery in 2003. Delaware's Chancery Court is a non-jury trial court that serves as Delaware's court of original and exclusive equity jurisdiction, and adjudicates a wide variety of cases involving trusts, real property, guardianships, civil rights, and commercial litigation. The Court is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of thousands corporations and other businesses through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted.

Before joining the Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Parsons spent over twenty-four years at the firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was a senior partner. While in private practice, he specialized in intellectual property litigation, participated in numerous jury and non-jury patent trials, and wrote several papers relating to intellectual property law.

Prior to beginning in his law practice, Vice Chancellor Parsons clerked for the Honorable James L. Latchum of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He also is a Past President of the Delaware State Bar Association.

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