Overview

Mr. Moore is a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware with extensive experience in the area of corporate litigation, which he practiced both before and after his appointment to the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware by Governor Pierre S. duPont IV in 1982. In his twelve years on the Delaware Supreme Court, Justice Moore wrote many of the landmark decisions in the field of corporate governance. Leveraging his judicial experience, Justice Moore advises clients on such matters as corporate governance, and serves as an arbitrator in both domestic and international disputes. In addition, he has served as an expert witness in various corporate matters.

After his service on the court, Justice Moore served as senior managing director of, and then Senior Advisor to, the international investment banking firm of Dresdner, Kleinwort, Wasserstein, Inc., working in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and advising special committees of boards of directors. He is a former member of the boards of directors of American Lawyer Media Holdings, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, American Lawyer Media, Inc., publisher of Corporate Control Alert and numerous legal journals, including American Lawyer and The National Law Journal.

The American Bar Association recognized Justice Moore with a Certificate of Appreciation in 1994 for his distinguished service in promoting lawyer recovery from addiction.

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Recognized for his extensive experience in corporate law and governance, Justice Moore provides comprehensive understanding of Delaware law. In his 12 years as a Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, he wrote many of the landmark decisions in the field of corporate governance, including:

  • Revlon, Inc., et al. v. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., Del. Supr., 506 A.2d 173 (1986), annotated at 66 ALR 4th 157;
  • Unocal Corporation v. Mesa Petroleum Company, Del. Supr., 493 A.2d 946 (1985);
  • Weinberger v. UOP, Inc., Del. Supr., 457 A.2d 701 (1983);
  • Aronson v. Lewis, Del. Supr., 473 A.2d 805 (1984);
  • Pogostin v. Rice, Del. Supr., 480 A.2d 619 (1984);
  • Rosenblatt v. Getty Oil Co., Del. Supr., 493 A.2d 929 (1985);
  • Rabkin et al. v. Philip A. Hunt Chemical Corp. et al., Del. Supr., 498 A.2d 1099 (l985);
  • Mills Acquisition Co. v. Macmillan, Inc., Del. Supr., 559 A.2d 1261 (1989);
  • Ivanhoe Partners v. Newmont Mining Corporation, Del. Supr., 535 A.2d 1334 (1987); and
  • McDermott, Inc. v. Lewis, Del. Supr., 53l A.2d 206 (1987).

Justice Moore’s law review article, The Birth of Unocal, 31 Del. J. Corp. Law 865 (2006), was among the top ten Social Science Research Network (SSRN) articles in corporate law for several weeks.

Justice Moore has served as chairman or member of arbitration panels involving corporate and intentional disputes.

Recognized as a leader in the area of corporate governance, Justice Moore presently serves as the Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson University College of Law, where he teaches a course in advanced corporation law. In May 2011, he received an honorary LL.D. degree from Stetson and, in 2005, he served as Distinguished Jurist in Residence, teaching seminars in corporate governance and advanced corporation law. In 2004, he taught an advanced course in corporation law at Tulane University School of Law.

He also has served as the Lehmann Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University, teaching courses on legal ethics, principles of corporate governance, and corporate finance. In 1995 he served as the Mason Ladd Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law in 1995, 1996, and 1999, where he taught courses in corporate finance, corporate governance, and business associations. Previously, he served as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, University of Iowa College of Law, and Widener University School of Law, where he taught seminars on corporate governance.

Education

  • Tulane University Law School (J.D.)
  • Tulane University (B.B.A.)

Professional Activities

Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity

Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity
Honorary member

Omicron Delta Kappa

Delaware Judicial Proprieties Committee
Former Chairman

Delaware Bar Foundation
Trustee

Tulane University
President's Council

Tulane University School of Law
Dean's Council

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Advisory Council of the Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center of Corporate Governance

George Mason University
Corporate and Securities Law Advisory Council

Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University
Board of Visitors (Chairman, 1988-1990)

Delaware Board of Accountancy

Delaware Board of Bar Examiners

Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission

New Castle County Historic Review Board

Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Delaware State Bar Association
Former Vice President and member of Executive Committee

American Judicature Society
Board of Directors (1982 - 1986)

Delaware Bar Association and Delaware Bankers Association
Former Chairman of the Joint Committee

Delaware State Bar Association
Former Chairman of the Special Committee Regarding Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts

Wilmington Music School
Former Board Member

Professional Admissions

  • State of Delaware
  • State of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to Chief Justice Charles L. Terry, Jr., Delaware Supreme Court

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