WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 29, 2016) – Richards, Layton & Finger director Blake Rohrbacher has been elected as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI). Selected through nomination by current members, Mr. Rohrbacher joins a distinguished group of practitioners chosen for their exceptional knowledge of the law and their strong record of legal scholarship.
Mr. Rohrbacher litigates corporate control, governance, M&A, fiduciary, statutory, and contractual disputes in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court, and he advises corporate boards and board committees regarding governance, fiduciary duties, and mergers and acquisitions. The author of numerous scholarly articles, Mr. Rohrbacher is also a contributing author to The Delaware Law of Corporations and Business Organizations, a co-author of Delaware Nonstock Corporations, a co-author of Fundamentals of Corporate Governance: A Guide for Directors and Corporate Counsel, and a co-author of The Practitioner’s Guide to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act. Mr. Rohrbacher was appointed by then-Chancellor Strine to the Court of Chancery Rules Committee, and he served on the drafting subcommittee responsible for the nonstock amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law. Mr. Rohrbacher also assisted in drafting the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act.
ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. The work published by ALI is enormously influential in the courts, legislatures, legal scholarship, and education.