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
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.