Andre Bouchard was sworn in as Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery on May 5, 2014. Prior to his appointment, he spent 28 years in private practice in Wilmington, DE, where he was the managing partner of Bouchard Margules & Friedlander, a corporate and commercial litigation boutique he founded. Before that, he was a corporate litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
On the Delaware Chancery Court, the chief judge, officially known as the Chancellor, serves a 12-year term, assigns cases among the court's five judges, and oversees court administration. Prior to his appointment, Chancellor Bouchard represented the Walt Disney Company in one of the court 's most famous cases, a shareholder lawsuit in which the company successfully defended itself against claims by investors that a $140 million severance package paid to Michael Ovitz in 1997 was wasteful. He is a past Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
EDUCATION: Boston College, B.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D.