TransPerfect CEO-Philip Shawe Speaks at Yale Law School on Delaware Law


Dear Friends,

TransPerfect CEO Philip Shawe just guest-lectured at Yale, the #1 most prestigious law school in the U.S. and perhaps the world — The course subject: Delaware Law.

You’ve read much about the controversial case in my Coastal Network columns about Chancellor Andre Bouchard’s Chancery Court, backed up by his former intern, Delaware Supreme Court, Chief Justice Leo Strine, both of whom used to work at the same law firm as did the court-appointed Custodian, Robert Pincus–all working for the equally controversial, Skadden Arps.

As you’ll see below, the next generation of leading attorneys are learning lessons from the TransPerfect case. My view: Perhaps bad for Bouchard and his “Boys Club” cronies, but great for possible reforms and for Delaware in the long run. Let me know what you think?

Respectfully Yours,

JUDSON Bennett, Coastal Network

TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe Delivers Guest Lecture To Yale Law School

Shares Practical Experience with Delaware Law and Litigation in Chancery Court with Next Generation of Leading Attorneys

NEW YORK and NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced that company President and CEO, Phil Shawe, will deliver a guest lecture to Yale Law School on August 31, 2020.

Shawe’s invitation to speak was extended by Yale Professor Jonathan Macey as part of his Financial Markets and Corporate Law Clinic class. The talk will recount the experiences and lessons learned over the years surrounding the controversial Delaware Chancery Court decision to involuntarily force the public auction of a successful and profitable industry leader against the will of two of its three shareholders. The ruling has cost all involved parties over $300 million and counting in legal fees and related expenses.

Attendance is limited to Yale Law School students; however, excerpts from Shawe’s presentation will be made available on TransPerfect media channels soon.

Shawe commented, “I’m honored to have the opportunity to share our practical experience with the next generation of leading attorneys at one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions. I’d like to thank the Yale Law School students and Professor Macey for the invitation.”

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.