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Leo E. Strine Jr.

Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy

Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. L’88 is the Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy.

A longtime successful adjunct professor and participant in the Law School’s intellectual life around corporate governance and other topics, Chief Justice Strine joined the Delaware Court of Chancery as a Vice-Chancellor in 1988, later serving as a Chancellor in 2011 and becoming the eighth Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court in 2014. During his decades of service on the bench, he became widely acknowledged as a preeminent expert in corporate law and governance.

He has authored over 25 articles and book chapters. His most recent work, “Development on a Cracked Foundation: How the Incomplete Nature of New Deal Labor Reform Presaged Its Ultimate Decline,” was recently published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation. 

In conjunction with deepening his relationship with the Law School, Strine holds a joint affiliation with the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School, where he is the Ira M. Millstein Distinguished Senior Fellow. Chief Justice Strine is a member of the American Law Institute and currently serves as an advisor on the project to create a restatement of corporate law. He is also Counsel at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz.