Blake Rohrbacher is a Director at Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., in Wilmington, Delaware. He focuses his practice on litigation as well as advisory and transactional matters relating to Delaware corporations and alternative entities. He 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 legal publications, Blake also has particular expertise in Delaware law regarding nonprofit and nonstock corporations, having served on the drafting subcommittee responsible for the 2010 nonstock amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law. Blake also assisted in drafting the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act. Blake was appointed by then-Chancellor Strine to the Court of Chancery Rules Committee.
Blake received his B.A. degree from Yale University and his J.D. degree from Yale Law School. Following law school, he was a clerk for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Kevin Miller is a partner in the Corporate Transactions & Securities Group at Alston & Bird and the head of Alston & Bird’s Financial Advisors Practice. Alston & Bird is regularly ranked by The American Lawyer and Corporate Control Alert as among the leading counsel to investment banks acting as financial advisors.
Kevin is a frequent author and speaker on M&A topics, including fairness opinions, the role of investment bankers and legal and regulatory developments relating to mergers and acquisitions. Kevin is a member of the Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests Committee of the New York City Bar, as well as the advisory boards of DealLawyers.com and the DealLawyers newsletter and a frequent contributor to the DealLawyers.com Blog. Kevin is a graduate of Rutgers University (JD) and the University of Michigan (MA and AB).
“The Disclosure of Material Relationships by Financial Advisors, Board Disclosure Memos v. Engagement Letter Provisions,” Deal Lawyers, January-February 2017.
“Rural/Metro One Year Later: Ongoing Doctrinal Concerns,” DealLawyers.com, Interview, December 8, 2016.
“Food for Thought: Conflicting Views on the ‘Knowing Participation’ Element of Aiding & Abetting Claims,” Deal Lawyers, March/April 2015.
Steven Haas is a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP and co-head of the firm’s M&A practice. In 2015, he was named as an M&A “Rising Star” by Law360. In 2013, he was named to the “40 under 40” list of legal counsel by The M&A Advisor. He was also named a “Rising Star of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. In addition, he is a fellow at the American College of Governance Counsel. Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Steven worked at Abrams & Laster LLP in Wilmington, Delaware.
Steven is an appointed member of the Committee on Corporate Laws of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. This committee has jurisdiction over the Model Business Corporation Act, which is followed in whole or in part by a majority of states.
Steven is the co-editor and contributing author of Corporate Governance: Law and Practice (LexisNexis), which is a two-volume/16-chapter treatise. He also is a frequent author and contributes to the blogs Deal Lawyers and Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
Steven previously served as chairman of the ABA Corporate Governance Subcommittee on Current Developments and Emerging Issues. In addition, he has served for several years as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he has taught a course on mergers and acquisitions.
Steven is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as notes editor on the Virginia Law Review. He is a member of the Virginia and Delaware bars.