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Amy Simmerman

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilmington, DE, USA


Amy Simmerman is a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  Her practice focuses on providing advice on all aspects of Delaware corporate law, including as to fiduciary duties, mergers and acquisitions, stockholder activism, corporate governance, corporate formation, stock issuances and preferred stock investments, advancement and indemnification, dissolution and liquidation, and statutory compliance.  Amy also has been involved in many special committee assignments and internal investigations and provides corporate advice in the context of litigation.  Amy is a member of Wilson Sonsini’s Member Nominating Committee and is a leader of the firm’s Delaware office and corporate governance practice.  

Amy serves as co-chair of the Private Company Target Merger Agreement Task Force of the Business Law Section of the ABA and is also a board member and Vice President of the Delaware ACLU.  She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Summa Cum Laude.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND CO-AUTHORSHIPS

“Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Important Decisions Addressing Stockholders Agreements,” INSIGHTS, April 2018

“2017 Delaware Corporate Law Year in Review,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, February 12, 2018

“The Venture Capital Board Member’s Survival Guide: Handling Conflicts Effectively While Wearing Two Hats,” 41(1) Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, 2016

“The Standard of Review for Controlling Stockholder Transactions Outside of the Merger Context,” The M&A Lawyer, Vol. 20, No. 3, March 2016

“Financial Advisor Liable for Aiding and Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty,” Transaction Advisors, April 2014

“Recent Delaware Decision Highlights Importance of Formalities in Issuing Stock and Potential Utility of New Statutory Ratification Procedures,” Corporate Report Bulletin, Vol. LXXXV, No. 3, February 5, 2014

SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Panelist, “The Court of Chancery, the DGCL, and Federalism,” Delaware Corporate Law Anniversary Symposium, Wilmington, Delaware, September 26, 2017

Panelist, “The Rise of the Stockholder: Trends in Corporate Governance,” 28th Annual All Hands Meeting, Santa Clara, California, November 17, 2016

Panelist, “The SEC’s Silicon Valley Initiative and Implications for Late Stage Private Companies and Investors,” Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s General Counsel Series, NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, San Francisco, California, June 13, 2016

Amy Simmerman is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Boston, MA
Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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