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John L. Reed

John L. Reed

DLA Piper LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA


John L. Reed is a partner in the Delaware office of DLA Piper LLP (US), an AMLAW 100 and AMLAW Global 100 firm with more than 4,200 lawyers in 76 offices in 30 countries. Mr. Reed is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and as a Super Lawyer for business litigation and the handling of matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court, the preeminent courts in the United States for resolving corporate disputes. 

Mr. Reed's national practice involves the counseling and representation of corporations, boards of directors, individual officers and directors, special board committees and large investors with regard to class actions and derivative breach of fiduciary duty claims, corporate control disputes, mergers and acquisitions litigation, and virtually any other matter involving corporate law and governance and the interpretation and enforcement of the Delaware General Corporation Law. 

Mr. Reed has lectured and authored book chapters, articles and papers for various professional organizations and publications, including the American Bar Association, Delaware State Bar Association, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and Directors & Boards magazine. He is an Associate Trustee of the Delaware Lawyers Fund For Client Protection and a Member of the Board on Professional Responsibility. Mr. Reed also served as a member of official State of Delaware delegations promoting Delaware corporate law throughout the world, including in Singapore, China, Taiwan, the Netherlands (where he delivered a presentation on corporate law at The Hague) and Italy.  Earlier in his career, he was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware and, in that capacity, served as general counsel to two Delaware cabinet secretaries. 
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