Patricia O’Hara Distinguished Lecture in Law & Business: Hon. Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick ’04 J.D.


Location: McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law

Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick

The Honorable Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery will deliver the inaugural Patricia O’Hara Distinguished Lecture in Law & Business at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 4, in the McCartan Courtroom in Eck Hall of Law. A reception will follow in Eck Commons.

Chancellor McCormick, a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame Law School, was appointed as the head of the Delaware Court of Chancery last year.

The court is widely regarded as the premier business litigation forum in the United States. Chancellor McCormick recently presided over the merger litigation involving Elon Musk and Twitter, among other notable cases.

She first joined the Court of Chancery as vice chancellor in 2018. Prior to joining the court, she was a partner in the Delaware law firm Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, where she focused her practice on litigating internal governance and corporate disputes, primarily in the Court of Chancery. Before entering private practice, she was a staff attorney with the Community Legal Aid Society.

This new lecture series is named in honor of Professor Emerita of Law Patricia O’Hara, who taught Business Associations and Securities Regulation, among other courses, as a faculty member and served as the Law School’s dean from 1999 to 2009.