Powell’s primary interests include Delaware corporate and alternative entity law, secured transactions, and third-party legal opinions.
He makes presentations for bar associations, trade groups, and law firms, and publishes in a variety of law journals and other periodicals. Powell is currently Vice Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section, and was formerly its Content Officer (2017-2022), a member of its governing Council (2015-2017), and Chair of its Uniform Commercial Code Committee (2012-2015).
An elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI), Powell is a Fellow and former President (2019-2020) of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. He is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for Uniform Commercial Code, the TriBar Opinion Committee, and The Working Group on Legal Opinions Foundation (Board of Directors (2019-2021); Advisory Board (2017-2019 and 2021-present)).
Powell began practicing law in Delaware in 1989 and is a partner in the firm Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. From 2014 through 2019, he taught secured transactions as an adjunct professor at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.