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 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
- Encana Corporation's defense of shareholder
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
- 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 is recognized as a leading
Delaware Chancery lawyer by Chambers USA and 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.