School of Law and The Delaware Counsel Group welcome visiting scholar
Public Relations - Published: November 8, 2013
VisitingScholarMyers235pxWidener Law and its Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Minor Myers of Brooklyn Law School will serve as the school’s 2013 annual visiting scholar in residence in business and corporate law.

Myers will speak with Widener Law faculty and students of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at noon in the Barristers’ Club. He will address members of the bench and bar at a gathering in downtown Wilmington the previous day.

His remarks are titled “Stockholder Appraisal in Delaware.”

Myers’ visit is made possible through the generosity of The Delaware Counsel Group LLP, Attorneys at Law, a Wilmington-based law firm that represents clients internationally on the Delaware law aspects of complex transactional and governance matters.

“Minor Myers is a promising young scholar who has already given detailed attention to a variety of important issues of corporate law and shareholder litigation facing the Delaware courts, including the question of the handling of multi-forum litigation. We expect that his visit will be professionally rewarding and complement our commitment to bring rising corporate law scholars to Wilmington,” said Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence A. Hamermesh. “The law school and the legal community will benefit from his expertise, while Professor Myers will be exposed to valuable reactions to his work from attorneys and judges at the forefront of his area of expertise. Widener Law is grateful to Ellisa Habbart and the Delaware Counsel Group for its support of his visit,” Hamermesh said.

“The visiting law professor program has successfully introduced young, up and coming professors to the Delaware legal community. Our visiting professors are often asked to return to participate in other Delaware programs and some have also joined members of the Delaware bar in their American Bar Association activities. We are proud that our efforts have created strong bonds with future leaders in the law school community who will promote Delaware’s business laws and courts,” said Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart, founding partner of The Delaware Counsel Group, LLP.

Myers’ downtown lecture will be Monday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at The Wilmington Club, 1103 N. Market St., Wilmington. Attorneys from Delaware and Pennsylvania who attend will be eligible for one substantive continuing legal education credit. There is no cost to register. A reception will follow the presentation.

To register, contact Carol Perrupato at 302.477.2178 or

Myers’ research interest focuses on corporate governance, shareholder litigation, executive compensation and corporate director behavior. His work has been selected for the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and the NYU/Penn Conference on Law & Finance. He and his research have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. He has authored numerous law journal articles. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Law School faculty, he practiced in the corporate and litigation departments of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.