Leo E. Strine, Jr.

Leo E. Strine, Jr. is a Senior Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. He is also Of Counsel in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and prior to joining the firm was also the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and served on the Delaware Court of Chancery as Chancellor (2011-2014) and Vice Chancellor (1998-2011). Chief Justice Strine has authored numerous landmark opinions in the field of corporate law, including DFC Glob. Corp. v. Muirfield Value Partners, L.P., 172 A.3d 346, 348 (Del. 2017), Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings, 125 A.3d 304 (Del. 2015), In re MFW S’holder Litig., 67 A.3d 496 (Del. Ch. 2013), and Boilermakers Local 154 Retirement Fund v. Chevron Corp. 73 A.3d 934 (Del. Ch. 2013).

He has also authored many articles on business law topics in publications including The Business Lawyer, University of Chicago Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Delaware Journal of Corporation Law, Duke Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, University of Southern California Law Review, Stanford Law Review and University of Toronto Law Journal.  On several occasions, Chief Justice Strine’s articles have been selected as among the Best Corporate and Securities Articles of the year, based on the choices of academic teachers.

Chief Justine Strine holds long-standing adjunct teaching positions at the Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt and UCLA Schools of Law, where he has and continues to teach diverse classes in corporate law addressing, among other topics, mergers and acquisitions, the role of independent directors, valuation, and corporate law theories. Chief Justice Strine also serves as the Austin Wakeman Scott Lecturer in Law at the Harvard Law School.