Thursday, May 19, 2011
Palo Alto-based Wilson Sonsini has announced that Chancellor Chandler will join their firm as a partner at the end of his term in the Chancery Court next month.
"It has been a privilege to serve on the Delaware Court of Chancery," said Chancellor Chandler. "I repeatedly have said that serving as Chancellor likely will be the greatest honor of my life, but I felt that the time was right to take on new challenges. After considerable thought, I believe Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the right place for me to begin my next chapter. WSGR has an outstanding legal practice, one of the most enviable client bases in the nation, and a roster of attorneys whom I long have considered among the best in the business. That made the firm extremely compelling to me, and I am excited to establish my practice on such a strong and promising platform."
Wilson doesn't have either a Delaware or a Philadelphia office, so I assume he will be joining their New York office. That's a good get for WSGR.
Update: Reuters interviews Chandler about his upcoming move:
He said he did consider returning to his most cherished job, lifeguarding on Fenwick Island, Delaware. "It's hard for someone my age to do that. It doesn't pay very well," said Chandler, who is 60.
That said, Wilson Sonsini did something a New York firm couldn't match. "I will admit to you that I did think about the opportunity to body board and surf on the West Coast when I joined Wilson Sonsini."