On September 22, 2009, the Delaware Senate confirmed Wilmington corporate governance litigator J. Travis Laster to become a Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court. Laster will replace outgoing Vice Chancellor Stephen Lamb, who retired at the end of his 12-year term. Laster was nominated by Delaware Governor Jack Markell in August and is expected to take his seat on October 9, 2009.

Laster is a partner with Abrams & Laster LLP, a Wilmington, Delware-based corporate and business law boutique firm. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Princeton University.

“Travis is an outstanding choice for the Delaware Chancery Court,” says John Stigi, leader of Sheppard Mullin’s securities and corporate governance litigation practice and who has appeared frequently before the Chancery Court. “I and many of my partners have worked closely with Travis over the years on numerous cases. His knowledge of Delaware corporate law, his judgment and his temperament will undoubtedly make him a superb Vice Chancellor. We congratulate him on his achievement.”

For further information, please contact John Stigi at (213) 617-5589.