Gregory Williams is a director in the Corporate Department of Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm. Widely recognized as one of the state's top corporate litigators, Greg represents corporations and their directors and officers, advising them and representing them in courts in Delaware and across the country.
Past president of Richards, Layton & Finger and past chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, Greg serves as chair of the Delaware Supreme Court Litigation Rules Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is top-ranked in every distinguished legal directory. In 2018, Greg was named a Lawdragon Legend, signifying ten consecutive years of inclusion in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
Greg received a B.A.A.S., cum laude, from the University of Delaware, and a J.D. from the College of William & Mary School of Law, where he served on the William and Mary Law Review.
A partner in the Corporate and Litigation Departments, Stephen Lamb focuses his practice on Delaware corporate law and governance issues arising in a variety of transactional and litigation contexts.
Judge Lamb joined Paul, Weiss in 2009 from the Delaware Court of Chancery, where he had served as Vice Chancellor since 1997. While on the Court of Chancery, Judge Lamb decided many important corporate and commercial law matters, including the multibillion-dollar Huntsman/Hexion merger agreement dispute, the fight over the governance of IAC/Interactive Inc. and many other significant cases. Over the course of his 12 years of service, Judge Lamb gained a national reputation as a knowledgeable, fair and efficient jurist.
Judge Lamb advises Paul, Weiss clients on a full range of issues that arise in transactions, investigations and litigation. Judge Lamb counsels boards of directors, special committees and independent committees on numerous issues, including fiduciary duties and other Delaware law aspects of corporate management, focusing especially on mergers and acquisition matters.
Some of Judge Lamb’s recent representations include:
The Special Committee of C&J Energy in connection with its go-shop process;
SIGA Technologies, Inc., in an appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court arising from a contract dispute with PharmAthene, Inc.;
Encana Corporation’s defense of shareholder litigation arising out of the acquisition of Athlon Energy Inc. by its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary in a transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion;
Emdeon in its $3 billion sale to Blackstone;
Harbinger Capital Partners’ defense of shareholder litigation arising out of the sale of its controlling interest in Spectrum Brands, Inc. to Harbinger Group, Inc.; and
Viacom in a dispute over earn-out payments to selling stockholders of Harmonix Music Systems, developer of the “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” video games.
Judge Lamb continues to lecture and write on numerous corporate governance and Delaware law issues. He is recognized as a leading Delaware Chancery lawyer by Chambers USA and by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the United States. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the Delaware State Bar Association. Judge Lamb is also a founding member of NYSE Euronext’s Commission on Corporate Governance.
Early in his career, Judge Lamb served as a Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
J. Travis Laster is a Vice Chancellor on the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. He received his A.B summa cum laude from Princeton University and his J.D. and M.A. from the University of Virginia, where he served on the Virginia Law Review, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and received the Law School Alumni Association Award for Academic Excellence. Prior to his appointment, he was one of the founding partners of Abrams & Laster LLP. While in private practice, he specialized in litigation involving Delaware corporations and other business entities, and advising on transactional matters carrying a significant risk of litigation. He also wrote and spoke frequently on aspects of business law. Before forming Abrams & Laster, he was a director of Richards, Layton & Finger P.A. Before joining Richards Layton & Finger, he clerked for the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Delaware State Bar Association, and the Rodney Inn of Court.