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Influential Delaware Court Has Diversity Problem, Top Judge Says

Dec. 2, 2022, 9:19 PM

The chief judge of the influential Delaware Chancery Court decried the lack of racial diversity among its judges but said state officials were working to address the issue.

Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick remarked on the court’s lack of diversity Friday at a corporate mergers-and-acquisitions conference at Columbia University in New York.

“The lack of diversity is a black mark,” McCormick said. “But we are working hard to fix that.”

The setting for the judge’s comments reflects the court’s status as the nation’s premier forum for disputes arising from M&A and other corporate transactions. McCormick herself recently oversaw the pitched ...