Delaware’s Chancery Court could be led by a woman for the 1st time in the court’s history
Delaware’s esteemed Chancery Court is poised to be led by a woman for the first time in the court’s history.
On Friday, April 9, 2021, Governor John Carney is nominating Vice Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick to take over as chancellor.
Prior to joining Chancery Court as vice chancellor in 2018, McCormick was a partner at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor in Wilmington where her practice focused on commercial, corporate, and alternative entity litigation in the Court of Chancery.
If confirmed by the state Senate, she’d take over for Chancellor Andre Bouchard who announced in December of 2020 that he’d be retiring this month.
Lori W. Will will be nominated as Vice Chancellor in the Delaware Court of Chancery, to replace McCormick. Will is a partner in the Wilmington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on corporate, commercial, and federal securities litigation.
Carney also plans to nominate Reneta Green-Streett for a judgeship in Kent County. If confirmed, she’d be the first Black woman to serve as a Superior Court judge in Kent County and the fourth Black woman to be nominated to the bench by Carney in less than three years.