Frederick H. Alexander is Chair of the firm's Executive Committee and a member of the Corporate Counseling Group of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, which specializes in providing advice on corporate governance and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and corporate control contests. Mr. Alexander's work often involves counseling boards of directors and board committees, including special committees of directors appointed to negotiate mergers or other significant transactions. He also provides formal legal opinions on issues involving Delaware corporate law and related matters.
Mr. Alexander formerly chaired the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and the General Review Task Force of the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Task Force on Two Step Mergers and the Planning Committee for the Tulane Corporate Law Institute.
In 2012, Mr. Alexander was named as one of the ten most highly regarded corporate governance lawyers worldwide by The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers. Mr. Alexander was selected by Best Lawyers as 2012 Delaware Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year and 2011 Delaware Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year. He is named as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the United States by the Lawdragon guide, and is listed in the top category for Delaware Corporate/M&A lawyers Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
He is the co-author of The Delaware Corporation; Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation 1-4th C.P.S. (BNA 2010) and has written numerous articles, including The Multi-Jurisdictional Stockholder Litigation Problem and the Forum Selection Solution (Corporate Counsel Weekly 2011); Responding to Unsolicited Takeover Offers (Conference Board 2009), Power to the Franchise or the Fiduciaries?: An Analysis of the Limits on Stockholder Activist Bylaws (Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, 2008); and An Optimal Mix of Clarity and Flexibility (Delaware Lawyer Spring 2008).