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Hon. Donald F. Parsons, Jr.

Hon. Donald F. Parsons, Jr.

Delaware Court of Chancery
Vice Chancellor
Wilmington, DE, USA


Donald F. Parsons, Jr. is a Vice Chancellor of Delaware’s Court of Chancery.  Vice Chancellor Parsons regularly handles complex commercial litigation, including cases dealing with important issues affecting corporate governance under the Delaware General Corporation Law and various alternative entity statutes.   Before joining the Court of Chancery, he was a senior partner at the law firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, Delaware, where he worked for 24 years.  While in private practice, Vice Chancellor Parsons specialized in intellectual property litigation, participated in numerous jury and nonjury patent and trade secret trials, and was recognized as a leader in his field. 

In 2009 and 2010, Vice Chancellor Parsons served as president of the American College of Business Court Judges, which consists of judges from commercial, business, and technology courts in over 25 states from all over the United States.  He also served as a business court representative to the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.  In August 2010, Vice Chancellor Parsons was appointed an Advisor to the governing Council of the Business Law Section, and in August 2013, he began a four-year term as a member of the Council.  Vice Chancellor Parsons also is a Past President of the Delaware State Bar Association and helped create Delaware’s award-winning Combined Campaign for Justice to help provide legal services to those in need.

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