Francis Pileggi Speaks To Law360 About Retirement Of Delaware Court of Chancery Jurist

Wilmington, Del. (February 16, 2024) - Wilmington Managing Partner Francis Pileggi recently spoke with Law360 about the upcoming retirement of the longest-serving jurist on Delaware's Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III. 

The article, titled "Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock Retiring From Del. Chancery," reported on Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr.'s disclosure of Vice Chancellor Glasscock's plan to retire by the end of the year after nearly 25 years of service on the Court of Chancery.

According to the article, Vice Chancellor Glasscock assumed his current position in 2011, while the court had five members, after spending about 12 years as a Master in Chancery — a position that has since been renamed Magistrate in Chancery. During his time on the bench, Vice Chancellor Glasscock handled a wide range of cases, from local disputes involving a Delaware homeowners association to a stockholder battle over global corporation Oracle Corp.'s acquisition of NetSuite Corp. 

Mr. Pileggi told Law360 that the vice chancellor has "been every bit the match of the people from the so-called big cities, who think of themselves as more sophisticated."

"I think he brought a practical approach to very complicated, very sophisticated, erudite issues," Mr. Pileggi observed.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Pileggi has edited the Delaware Corporate & Commercial Litigation Blog at

Read the full Law360 article here (subscription may be required).

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