Dean Ammons names acting director for the Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law
Public Relations - Published: February 12, 2010
ReganPaul365Widener University School of Law Dean Linda L. Ammons has announced Associate Professor Paul L. Regan will serve as acting director of the school’s Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law.

Regan, of Chadds Ford, Pa., has been a member of the Widener Law Delaware campus faculty since 1994. He will fill the vacancy created earlier this month when Lawrence A. Hamermesh, who has served as the Ruby R. Vale professor of corporate and business law and the institute director, took a leave of absence through June 2011. Hamermesh is serving as attorney fellow with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

Regan teaches and writes in the areas of business organizations, advanced corporations, corporate finance and contracts. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Prior to teaching at the law school, Regan spent nine years as a corporate litigation associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in Wilmington, Del.

“I am honored to serve as acting director of the institute while Professor Hamermesh lends his considerable talents and experience to the SEC over the next 18 months,” Regan said. “I look forward to carrying on the exciting work of the institute as we partner with the bench and bar, and advance the scholarly dialogue within the academy, to support Delaware’s extraordinary contributions in this arena.”

The Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law is one of Widener Law’s signature programs. It offers students the chance to pursue a formal concentration in Delaware corporate law amid one of the world’s foremost corporate legal environments. The institute also organizes events and speakers throughout the academic year under the belief that the law profits from actively engaging lawyers, judges, legislators and scholars who practice, study and define it.