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Ellisa Habbart Elected American Bar Foundation Fellow

The Delaware Counsel Group is pleased to announce that Ellisa Habbart has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) for her commitment to upholding the highest principles of the legal profession. This prestigious membership is only bestowed upon 1% of all attorneys licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

Established in 1955, The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers.

Financial Poise™ Announces “Overview of General Corporate Law Compliance,”

This webinar is co-produced by West LegalEdCenter™ and part of the “Corporate & Regulatory Compliance Bootcamp” series. It will feature Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena (Elliott Greenleaf); Ryan McLeod (Watchtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz); Gregory Kilpatrick (McGuire Woods LLP); and Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart (The Delaware Counsel Group, LLC). More information can be found here.

The Delaware Counsel Group Certified As A Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) By The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) For 6th Straight Year

The WBENC certification affirms that DCG is woman-owned, operated and controlled. It is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. As the only woman-owned practice in Wilmington, Delaware that provides counsel advising on transactions involving Delaware corporations and other alternative business entities, DCG and Ms. Habbart are honored to receive the recognition every year. Learn more about the organization here.

Ms. Habbart And The International Bar Association To Present Published Due Diligence M&A Guidelines In Rome This Fall

For over 12 months, Ms. Habbart, in collaboration with other prominent lawyers around the world, contributed to the new IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee Legal Due Diligence Guidelines. The new guidelines provide useful and practical guidance on advising buyers versus sellers, avoiding inappropriate information flows, managing and motivating due diligence teams, complying with international sanctions, and other due diligence topics of great interest to Corporate and M&A lawyers. By providing practical guidance for carrying out legal due diligence processes, the project enables the IBA to fulfill its leading role in developing important international guidelines for legal practitioners, especially those in developing legal markets. The committee will present the new guide at the 2018 IBA Annual Conference in Rome this fall. The full text can be found here.

Ms. Habbart Recognized In Delaware Law Article

Ms. Habbart is set to present at the annual International Network of Boutique Law Firm annual meeting in Rome this October. She was featured in an article by Delaware Law Weekly. The article can be found here.

Ms. Habbart Conducting Interviews For Delaware Oral History Project

The Delaware Oral History Project is a culmination of interviews that highlight the experiences of participants in major Delaware Law decisions. Ms. Habbart has been selected to interview participants in the Omnicare case including former Vice-Chancellor Lamb and former Chief Justice Steele who dissented from the majority. More information can be found here.

Ms. Habbart To Speak At Annual IBA Meeting In Rome This Fall

The annual IBA meeting showcases exceptional sessions from experts in the field. Ms. Habbart is active in the IBA and is one of four speakers on the Corporate Governance panel. The session, entitled “How Soft Law Becomes Hard Law in Corporate Governance” will analyze the global trend that is attempting to legislate all aspects of Corporate Law.