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.
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.
The International Who’s Who of Corporative Governance Lawyers is published by Who’s Who Legal, the official research partner of the International Bar Association and a strategic research partner of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Who’s Who Legal has been identifying the foremost legal practitioners in 31 areas of business law since 1996. Its lists feature over 10,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers in over 100 countries. Ms. Habbart’s years of experience and high level of practice earned her placement on the 2018 M&A and Governance list of leading lawyers.
Law Business Research Ltd. recently published the eighth edition of The Corporate Governance Review, which provides overviews of corporate governance regimes worldwide. Delaware is the only U.S. state that features its own individual chapter which is authored by Ms. Habbart.
The Delaware Chapter can be found here.
The panel is part of the annual CLE hosted by the Council to the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (the “Council”), of which Ms. Habbart is one of only 26 members. The Council is responsible for proposing yearly changes to Delaware’s corporate statutes. Each year, the Council hosts an event to discuss recent developments in Delaware corporate law.
Chambers and Partners is the most renowned legal directory in the world. Their team of over 150 editors and researchers conducts in-depth interviews year round and publishes annual rankings of the top lawyers and firms globally. Ms. Ellisa Habbart and The Delaware Counsel Group have both received honors for 13 consecutive years.
Ellisa Habbart’s ranking available here.
Delaware Counsel Group ranking available here.
In connection with the Delaware Counsel Group’s substantial experience in M&A transactions, Ms. Habbart has been asked to participate on a panel discussing “Alternative dispute resolution in Africa – challenges and opportunities” at an IBA Conference to be held in Cape Town, South Africa on April 19-20, 2018. Her panel will discuss investment markets, various sectors (including consumer, healthcare and TMT) and profitability as well as the booming food industry in Africa. More information about the conference sessions can be found here.
Ellisa O. Habbart moderates a CLE panel entitled “Protect Your Company and the Board from Liability!”
Ms. Habbart attended the 2018 NAMWOLF Business Meeting in San Diego, California from February 24-27, 2018. Along with two other co-panelists, Ms. Habbart addressed the structure of a good program, the provisions required, the role of the corporate secretary and war stories from the trenches. For more information, click here.
Ms. Habbart will be one of the speakers on the panel that opens the 4th Annual International Bar Association Corporate Governance Conference. The panel will address recent trends and Ms. Habbart will address dual class shares, a subject that triggers a great deal of debate among Wall Street , Silicon Valley and stock exchanges around the world. Given Ms. Habbart focuses on transactional law with The Delaware Counsel Group LLC, she contacted Stuart Grant, the co-founder and Managing Director of Grant & Eisonhofer P.A. to obtain a litigation perspective to share with the conference attendees. Mr. Grant’s firm represented institutional investors that challenged Mark Zuckerberg’s proposal to obtain shares that would have enabled him to retain voting control of Facebook. Ms. Habbart has been active in the IBA as an officer of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee and currently serves as the Committee’s representative on the IBA’s economic sanctions project.
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart recognized as World-Leading Lawyer by Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2017
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart was recognized by Expert Guides in their publication Women in Business Law 2017 as a world-leading lawyer in the practice area of corporate governance. Published annually, the guide distinguishes the top female law practioners in the United States. The lawyers are nominated through a rigorous review by in-house counsel and peers from more than 90 jurisdictions, and selected through independent research and peer evaluations.
More information can be found here.