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About Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP is the firm of choice for clients— ranging from Fortune 500 companies to some of the largest national law firms to individuals. It is the oldest Delaware law firm and one of the ten oldest continuously-practicing law firms in the United States. Since its small beginnings in 1826, Potter Anderson & Corroon has become one of the largest and most recognized Delaware law firms, providing a full range of legal services to its local, national and international clients.

Hundreds of thousands of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and trusts have their legal home in Delaware, including more than 50 percent of all U.S. publicly-traded companies and 63 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. Organizations choose to incorporate in Delaware in large part because of the state’s courts and its business statutes.

The Court of Chancery is one of the most respected and broadly influential tribunals in the world regarding matters of internal corporate governance. The extensive body of Delaware corporate jurisprudence is an enormous practical advantage for entities incorporated here, affording a measure of predictability to Delaware corporations that enables both corporate boards and business managers to accurately assess the legal consequences of their actions. The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court are often the venue of choice in suits involving intellectual property and bankruptcy.

The Delaware General Corporation Law provides both the flexibility and the predictability necessary to manage a modern-day corporation. The DGCL is reviewed and “fine tuned” on an annual basis and, as a result, the statute is generally acknowledged to be the most advanced and flexible business statute in the country.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1826 Number of Partners 38
Number of offices 2 Partner:associate ratio 0.80
Biggest office Wilmington Percentage of women attorneys 23.50
Number of attorneys 97 Percentage of minority attorneys 4.10
Number of associates 47 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.00
Area of practice

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Public Utility Law
  • Alternative Entities
  • Counseling And Governance
  • Structured Finance
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy And Corporate Reorganization
  • Bankruptcy Opinions
  • Receivership
  • State Dissolution Proceedings And Collections
  • Business Law
  • Banking And Finance Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Construction Law
  • Internet And Technology Law
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate And Land Use
  • Ucc
  • Secured Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury And Product Liability
  • Corporation Law
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Health Law
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Ip Litigation
  • Ip Transactional Matters
  • Patent Procurement And Opinions
  • Trademark
  • Labor And Employment
  • Employment Counseling And Training
  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor
  • Management Relations
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions And Divestitures
  • Taxation
  • Trusts And Estates
Awards and recognitions

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Partner Richard L. Horwitz Recognized by DuPont with Leaders' Circle Award
Potter Anderson & Corroon Partner Honored with Humanitarian Award
Potter Anderson Attorney, Joshua W. Martin III, Receives DuPont Diversity Award
Potter Anderson Receives DuPont Legal Challenge Award
ACQ Finance Magazine Names Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP both M&A and Corporate Governance Law Firm of the Year


At Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, we are committed to providing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all, within which each person can succeed professionally regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age and disability.

Summer associate program

At Potter Anderson, we recognize that law students face a difficult choice in determining where to spend their second-year summer. Our summer program focuses on you. Our goal is to provide you with a summer experience that exposes you to our practice areas, our attorneys, and Wilmington and the surrounding area. You will be immersed in assignments from all corners of our firm in a challenging but supportive environment. Our summer associates develop their legal skills profoundly through the summer because they work closely with us on sophisticated matters across the spectrum of our practice. You likely will work on a project relating to a complex litigation matter, a corporate merger, a shareholder dispute, an intellectual property matter, or a trust and estate matter. In addition to the opportunity you will have to work side-by-side with the attorneys in our numerous sophisticated practice areas, you will have the benefit of getting to know our attorneys at training programs and social events that are scheduled throughout the summer. You can be assured that by the end of your summer you will have a strong sense of our firm and its people.

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP LOCATIONS


Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Headquarters

1313 North Market Street ,
6th Floor
Wilmington, DE


Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Office

800 N. State Street
Dover, DE

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