Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Governor Markell's nominating statement follows below:
Markell Announces He Will Nominate J. Travis Laster To Serve On The Court of Chancery
Wilmington Lawyer Spent His Career Litigating High-Stakes Disputes Before the Court
WILMINGTON – Governor Jack Markell announced Tuesday that he will nominate J. Travis Laster, a Wilmington attorney, to serve as Vice Chancellor on Delaware’s Court of Chancery.
“Travis Laster has spent his career litigating in front of the Court of Chancery, and has developed an outstanding reputation for his intelligence and integrity,” said Markell. “If confirmed, I think he will be a great addition to a court known for its professionalism, its hard work, and its leadership in matters of corporate law.”
Laster, a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia Law School, currently practices with Abrams & Laster, a law firm he helped create in 2005. Before founding Abrams & Laster, Laster practiced with Richards, Layton & Finger. Laster will be nominated to fill the Vice Chancellor seat vacated by the Honorable Stephen P. Lamb upon his retirement.
“I am honored to be nominated by Governor Markell,” Laster said. “I have profound respect for the Court of Chancery and for the many jurists who have given that court its national reputation for excellence. If confirmed, I hope to contribute to the court’s tradition.”