Richards Layton & Finger

Richards, Layton & Finger Partners Expand Their Special Committees Treatise

June 24, 2014

WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 24, 2014) – Gregory Varallo, Srinivas Raju and Michael Allen, directors of Richards, Layton & Finger, have authored an expanded second edition of their definitive treatise on special committee practice, Special Committees: Law and Practice, originally published in 2011. The 2014 edition, published by LexisNexis, contains new case law and analysis pertaining to special committees, including the Delaware Supreme Court’s recent affirmation of the business judgment rule standard of review in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide.

In Special Committees: Law & Practice, Messrs. Varallo, Raju and Allen provide the in-depth insights of active practitioners in the special committee area, including explanations on the uses, benefits, advantages and disadvantages of special committees. This authoritative guide gives practitioners a unique and thorough working knowledge of special committee law, how to best utilize special committees, and the role of special committee members.

Mr. Varallo has litigated numerous complex business disputes in the Delaware courts and counsels clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, special committee matters, arbitration and mediation. An author and speaker at numerous seminars and institutes, he has held several leadership positions in the national bar and has been recognized in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.

Mr. Raju litigates corporate control, corporate governance and contractual disputes in Delaware’s courts, and advises corporate boards, special committees and general partners with respect to governance and transactional issues. He is a frequent speaker and author on fiduciary duty and governance issues, and has been named in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

Mr. Allen counsels corporations, officers, directors, board committees and stockholders in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, proxy contests, stockholder meetings, corporate governance and other matters. He has published several articles and speaks regularly regarding Delaware corporate law practice and developments. Mr. Allen has been recognized in Chambers USA.