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Stephen P. Lamb

Stephen P. Lamb

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Former Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Wilmington, DE, USA


A partner in the Corporate and Litigation Departments, Stephen Lamb focuses his practice on Delaware corporate law and governance issues arising in a variety of transactional and litigation contexts. 

EXPERIENCE

Judge Lamb joined Paul, Weiss in 2009 from the Delaware Court of Chancery, where he had served as Vice Chancellor since 1997. While on the Court of Chancery, Judge Lamb decided many important corporate and commercial law matters, including the multibillion-dollar Huntsman/Hexion merger agreement dispute, the fight over the governance of IAC/Interactive Inc. and many other significant cases. Over the course of his 12 years of service, Judge Lamb gained a national reputation as a knowledgeable, fair and efficient jurist. 

Judge Lamb advises Paul, Weiss clients on a full range of issues that arise in transactions, investigations and litigation. Judge Lamb counsels boards of directors, special committees and independent committees on numerous issues, including fiduciary duties and other Delaware law aspects of corporate management, focusing especially on mergers and acquisition matters. 

Some of Judge Lamb’s recent representations include:

  • The Special Committee of C&J Energy in connection with its go-shop process;
  • SIGA Technologies, Inc., in an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court arising from a contract dispute with PharmAthene, Inc.;
  • Encana Corporation’s defense of shareholder litigation arising out of the acquisition of Athlon Energy Inc. by its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary in a transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion;
  • Emdeon in its $3 billion sale to Blackstone;
  • Harbinger Capital Partners’ defense of shareholder litigation arising out of the sale of its controlling interest in Spectrum Brands, Inc. to Harbinger Group, Inc.; and
  • Viacom in a dispute over earn-out payments to selling stockholders of Harmonix Music Systems, developer of the “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” video games.

Judge Lamb continues to lecture and write on numerous corporate governance and Delaware law issues. He is recognized as a leading Delaware Chancery lawyer by Chambers USA and by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the United States. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the Delaware State Bar Association. Judge Lamb is also a founding member of NYSE Euronext’s Commission on Corporate Governance.

Early in his career, Judge Lamb served as a Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Stephen P. Lamb is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Recent Developments in Appraisal Law - Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Monday, July 24, 2017
Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Recent Developments in Appraisal Law - Recent Developments in Appraisal Law, Monday, July 24, 2017
Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities - Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities , Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Recent Developments in Appraisal Law - Recent Developments in Appraisal Law, Monday, July 24, 2017
Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities - Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities , Tuesday, January 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Recent Developments in Appraisal Law - Recent Developments in Appraisal Law, Monday, July 24, 2017
Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities - Advising the Board of Directors in an M&A Transaction: an Overview of the Board’s Responsibilities , Tuesday, January 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, August 03, 2017, New York, NY
Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Friday, January 19, 2018, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Paul Weiss Client Memorandum: Delaware Court of Chancery Extends M&F Worldwide Doctrine to Third Party Transactions with a Selling Controller (August 25, 2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Paul Weiss Client Memorandum: Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Court of Chancery Appraisal Decision and Directs Greater Reliance on Deal Price (August 7, 2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Paul Weiss Delaware M&A Quarterly, 3rd Quarter (Autumn 2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Jacqueline P. Rubin and Matthew D. Stachel, Losing Stockholder Standing to Assert and Enforce Corporate Inspection Rights, Delaware Business Court Insider, August 2, 2017 - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Stephen P. Lamb and Matthew D. Stachel, The Dell Appeal in Light of Recent DFC Opinion, Law360, September 25, 2017 - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Paul Weiss Private Equity Digest—Issue 19: Appraisal Risk in Private Equity Transactions (May 2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Paul Weiss Delaware M&A Quarterly, 2nd Quarter (Summer 2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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