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 Winn-Dixie Stores,
Inc. in a merger between Winn-Dixie and BI-LO LLC in which
BI-LO, a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, acquired Winn-Dixie
in a transaction valued at approximately $560 million;
- Emdeon in its $3 billion sale to
- Harbinger Capital Partners' defense of
shareholder litigation arising out of the sale of its controlling
interest in Spectrum Brands, Inc. to Harbinger Group, Inc.;
- 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
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.