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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP 
Size of Organization: 88
Year Established: 1826

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP is the oldest Delaware law firm and the 8th oldest continuing law firm in the United States of America. Since its small beginnings in 1826, Potter Anderson & Corroon has become one of the most recognized Delaware law firms, providing a full range of legal services to local, national and international clients.

Potter Anderson & Corroon maintains a strong belief in the importance of client commitment. The firm is focused on providing excellent, responsive, innovative and creative legal services that exceed the client's expectations. It is this commitment and focus that has resulted in Potter Anderson & Corroon's being the firm of choice for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest national law firms to individuals.


The strength of Potter Anderson & Corroon lies with its very talented and knowledgeable attorneys. Two of the firm's attorney's are the authors of Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery (Lexis Law Publishing), the first treatise of its kind on the Court of Chancery, one of the nation's most respected courts and frequently cited by the courts of Delaware. Another attorney is the author of a comprehensive study of corporate and commercial privilege issues litigated in the Delaware courts, Privileged Communications and the Delaware Corporation (CCH). Three of the firm's other attorneys authored chapters in a comprehensive treatise on different aspects of the relationship between inside and outside counsel. The treatise, Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, combines the wisdom of 80 Fortune 500 General Counsels and their law firm partners. As confirmation of their expertise and abilities, the firm's attorneys consistently are recognized by some of the leading legal rating authorities such as Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and are frequently invited to lecture on a variety of issues and publish scholarly for legal publications.


The firm's attorneys have served as members of the Delaware Court of Chancery—considered the leading business court in the country—as well as the Delaware Supreme Court. They also have held key positions with the American and Delaware State Bar Associations.

Currently, partners of the firm serve as members of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, playing an integral role in updating and shaping Delaware's General Corporation Law.

Our attorneys are also members of the Partnership and Statutory Trust Committees, which are responsible for drafting and updating the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act, the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, and the Delaware Statutory Trust Act-some of Delaware's most important statutes.

The firm's attorneys also have played a continuous role in the rule-making arms of the Delaware trial and appellate courts, including on the Supreme Court Rules Committee and the Delaware District Court Advisory Committee.

Seven Potter Anderson & Corroon partners have served as President of the Delaware State Bar Association. The firm also has the largest private law firm library in the State of Delaware, with a full-time library staff to assist attorneys and clients visiting the firm.

Innovation in Delivering Legal Services

As a member of the DuPont Legal Model Network, Potter Anderson & Corroon participates in an innovative program and enjoys a long-term strategic "partnership" with this global leader.

Potter Anderson & Corroon is also proud to be the sole Delaware law firm selected to be a member of World Services Group (WSG), one of the world's largest networks of professional services firms. As a WSG member, Potter Anderson & Corroon attorneys have immediate and direct access to quality legal resources around the world.


Potter Anderson & Corroon recognizes the importance of maintaining state-of-the-art technology and a high trained and motivated staff to keep it running. The firm's continued investment and commitment in technology and training is one of its many competitive advantages. From its early adoption of hand-held email devices to the current custom development of Mobile Device software, Potter Anderson & Corroon's commitment to technology is second to none.

For the convenience of our visiting clients and co-counsel, the entire office space is configured with both wired and wireless connections. The firm dedicates cost effective off-network DSL circuits to our visitors which provide secure and uninterrupted Internet access for them to interact remotely with their home office. The firm's technology team prides itself on serving the client's needs and are made readily available for any and all support that may be needed, including but not limited to assisting with trial exhibits, courtroom support, and complex litigation database, such as Concordance and Summation. Should they be needed, a dedicated pool of personal computers and printers are reserved for visitors and on-site video conferencing is also available.

Statement of Practice Summary:
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Bankruptcy; Banks And Banking; Business Law; Commercial Law; Commercial Real Estate; Contracts; Copyrights; Corporate Law; Employee Benefits; Environmental Law; Fidelity And Surety; Finance; Franchise Law; Franchising; Health Care; Hospital Law; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Labor And Employment; Litigation; Mergers And Acquisitions; Divestitures; Partnership Law; Patents; Public Finance; Real Estate; Taxation; Technology And Science; Torts; Trademarks; Trust Law; Trusts And Estates; Utilities; Utility Law; Wills; Workers Compensation.


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