Chancery Favorite Bouchard Brings Expertise, Calm To Bench

By Karlee Weinmann (March 21, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT) -- Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Thursday tapped Andre Bouchard to sit atop the state's prestigious Court of Chancery, a choice attorneys expect to bring a more even-tempered approach to the bench on the heels of former Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr., a lightning-rod leader.

Pending likely confirmation from the Delaware Senate, Bouchard will decamp from Bouchard Margules & Friedlander PA, the boutique firm he co-founded, to fill the chancellor seat. For months, the attorney had been a top contender for the position, hailed as a bright legal mind with the deep knowledge base necessary to lead one of the nation's most influential...

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