The Unholy Connections of Potter Anderson’s Kevin Shannon, Delaware’s Chancellor Andre Bouchard, and Chief Supreme Court Justice, Leo Strine

Why have evidence or witnesses to make your case in Delaware’s $250 million TransPerfect fiasco? When your name is Kevin Shannon, and your friends are wearing the robes, in my opinion, you don’t need evidence or witnesses — cause you have the game rigged in your favor.

If this isn’t illegal, it surely ought to be. Frankly, I see this as a disgusting and disturbing view into how our Chancery Court apparently now works?

After following Andre Bouchard’s first couple of years, which I viewed as suspect, followed by his mismanagement of the TransPerfect Global case, I decided to Google the names of the folks involved in the case to see if my suspicions were correct. Were there actual conflicts of interest and personal connections?

Folks, please look at the boondoggling schedule I was able to come up with by doing that digging on Google: Kevin Shannon of Potter Anderson, with Andre Bouchard (well-documented BFF) and Leo Strine, in and around the 5 years of shame related to the TransPerfect case.

I could write a serious diatribe about how corrupt this appears to be, just by referencing the Delaware Judicial Cannons, which are clear and on point, but I will let the dates and facts speak for themselves. How dumb these people must think the Delaware public is??!

Potter AndersonFolks, after looking at the facts, it is hard to fathom for me — and should be for any reasonable person — when seeing the incestuous relationships between these individuals and their conflicts of interest, that this judicial arrangement, which apparently is condoned by the Delaware Legislature, is just plain wrong!!! 

To add insult to injury, for Bouchard and Strine, this boondoggling is on the tax- payers’ dime.

Look for yourself:

Shannon / Bouchard / Strine Boondoggle Calendar

(and these are just the one’s we know about from Google?!?)



Berkley Boondoggle – Sept. 18, 2018

Shannon, Strine, and Bouchard



New Orleans Boonboggle – March 15, 2018

Shannon, Strine, and Bouchard



Berkley Boondoggle – Oct. 26, 2017

Shannon and Strine



New Orleans Boondoggle – March 17, 2016

Shannon, Strine, and Bouchard



Chicago Boondoggle – April 29, 2016

Shannon and Strine (and only 2 others)



Delaware Dinner – Dec. 5, 2014

Shannon, Strine, and Voss (works with Pincus at Skadden)



Boston Boondoggle – Nov. 13, 2013

Shannon and Strine



Re-living the Disney Case – May 16, 2018

Bouchard and Shannon’s Co-Counsel on the TransPerfect Case, Kramer Levin (Gary P. Naftalis) – The only non-Delaware person – Wonder why he was so motivated to come down?



There you have it folks — clear evidence of these incestuous connections and when you put these relationships together with the actions of the same players combined with the rulings from Bouchard and Strine and then add the former business partner from Skadden Arps, Robert Pincus, into the mix as the appointed Custodian in the TransPerfect case, all working in unison to seemingly profit from the case. I cringe at the obvious appearances of impropriety and the possible corruption. There should be no doubt about the integrity of these Courts. Unfortunately, they are suspect and it is right in our faces!

I urge you to contact your legislators and tell them about your concerns! This will be an issue in the 2020 election.

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.