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Joseph Slights ‘88L Appointed Vice Chancellor of Delaware Chancery Court

Joseph Slights, a member of the law class of 1988, former Delaware Superior Court Judge, and a partner at the law firm Morris James, has been confirmed by the Delaware state Senate to become a vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Delaware’s Chancery Court is widely recognized as the nation’s preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of thousands corporations and other businesses through which a vast amount of the world’s commercial affairs is conducted.

Before joining the bench in 2000, Slights was a trial litigator first at Richards Layton & Finger and then at Morris James. During his 12-year term with the Superior Court, he presided over hundreds of cases and was integral to the creation of the Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division.

Slights returned to private practice in 2012 as a partner at Morris James. He was a member of the firm’s business litigation practice, specializing in complex commercial and corporate litigation before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Court of Chancery and Superior Court.

Slights also chaired Morris James’ alternative resolution practice group, serving as a mediator and arbitrator in business disputes.

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