GREGORY P. WILLIAMS primarily represents corporations and their directors and officers. He provides non-litigation advice and counseling to his clients and represents them in courts in Delaware and across the country. Greg also represents committees of boards of directors formed to negotiate transactions or investigate alleged corporate wrongdoing.
Greg is chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, which includes the Corporate Litigation Group. He served as president of the firm from July 2006 to June 2008 and as executive vice president from July 2003 to June 2006.
The author of numerous articles regarding corporate law, Greg serves on the boards of editors of Insights and M&A Lawyer. In law school, he was a member of the William and Mary Law Review. He was recently featured in articles published in Super Lawyers and Lawdragon.
To date in 2013, Greg has represented, among others:
- The New York Stock Exchange and its directors in litigation challenging the proposed NYSE-ICE merger
- Directors of Dell Inc. in litigation relating to the proposed going-private transactions
- Offi ce Depot in connection with its proposed merger with Offi ce Max
- Honeywell in litigation relating to its acquisition of Intermec 2011 and 2012 Representations
- Successfully represented Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio in a trial in the Court of Chancery involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty in connection with a proxy contest
- A special committee of Crown Media (a Hallmark affl iliate)
- Nvidia in litigation against Intel
- Special committee of the board of Norfolk Southern
- Special committee of J. Crew
- 3G in litigation regarding its acquisition of Burger King
- Bucyrus in litigation regarding its acquisition by Caterpillar
- GE Healthcare in litigation regarding its acquisition of Clarient
- Unilever in litigation involving its acquisition of Alberto Culver
- Represented directors of The Walt Disney Company in a 2½-month successful trial in the Court of Chancery and successfully arguing the appeal before the Supreme Court of Delaware
- Successfully defended an application to enjoin the $4 billion acquisition of Checkfree Corporation by Fiserv, Inc.
- Successfully defended an application to enjoin the acquisition of WCI Steel, Inc.
- Successfully defended Citigroup Inc. CEO and directors from personal liability for the disastrous consequences of their heavy investments in subprime loans and securities. Since Citigroup and most of the banks and fi nancial services industry fi rms that have foundered in the recent fiscal storm are chartered in Delaware and play by its corporate governance rules, the decision of the influential Chancery Court is expected to have a wide impact.
- Successfully represented the Insurance Commissioner of Delaware in proceedings in the Court of Chancery challenging the Commissioner’s ability to implement, through workers’ compensation insurance ratemaking, legislatively created medical care cost savings.