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Stephen P. Lamb

Partner

Tel: 302-655-4411
Fax: 302-397-2746  
slamb@paulweiss.com

Wilmington
500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 200, Post Office Box 32
Wilmington, DE 19899-0032

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.

Experience

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 shareholer 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 has been recognized in recent years 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.

Practices
Corporate
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
M&A Litigation
Litigation

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1975


B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1971

cum laude
Clerkship

Hon. H. Curtis Meanor, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Bar Admissions

Delaware
New Jersey

Related Resources

May 26, 2015News

Charter Communications to Merge With Time Warner Cable

May 19, 2015Publications

Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies That Plaintiffs Must Plead a Non-Exculpated Claim of Breach of Fiduciary Duty to Survive Motion to Dismiss, Even Where Entire Fairness Applies

Jun 04, 2015Events

Stephen Lamb and Jeffrey Marell Participating in PLI Seminar on Delaware Law Developments

May 07, 2015Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery Again Sets Appraisal Value at Merger Price After a “Competitive and Fair Auction”

May 06, 2015Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery: Compensation Awards to Directors Not Ratified by Stockholder Approval and Subject to Entire Fairness

Apr 29, 2015News

Mitel Networks Completes Acquisition of Mavenir Systems

Apr 08, 2015Publications

Delaware M&A Quarterly

Mar 17, 2015Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery Holds That Fee-Shifting Bylaw Does Not Apply to Former Stockholder

Mar 04, 2015Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery Holds That Minority Stockholders Did Not Waive Appraisal Rights in a Merger Where the Company Failed to Properly Exercise Drag-Along Rights

Feb 09, 2015Publications

Rosen and Lamb Co-Author Article on Forum Selection for Bloomberg BNA

Jan 21, 2015Publications

Delaware M&A Quarterly

Jan 08, 2015Publications

Adopting and Enforcing Effective Forum Selection Provisions in Corporate Charters and Bylaws

Dec 11, 2014Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery holds that a 17.3% Stockholder/CEO may be a Controlling Stockholder

Dec 02, 2014Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery Refuses to Enforce Merger-Related Obligations Against Non-Consenting Stockholder

Nov 13, 2014News

Encana Acquires Athlon Energy for $7.1 Billion

Nov 17, 2014Events

Stephen Lamb Participates in Webinar on Dealing With Activist Shareholders
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