WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, following news that former Chancery Court Chancellor Andre Bouchard has taken a role as Partner at white-shoe law firm Paul, Weiss alongside his former legal partner Stephen Lamb, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey released the following statement:
“Former Chancellor Bouchard has been a part of the Delaware 'old boys' club' all along, so it's no surprise to see him returning to a high-paying private sector job just five months after his early retirement from the Chancery Court. This is a perfect example of why Delaware's revolving door between elite corporate law firms and top judgeships needs to be closed once and for all.
“As a litigation partner, Bouchard will trade on his connections to make millions of dollars bringing cases in front of his former colleagues on the Chancery Court. Sadly, this is yet another example of the elitist self-dealing that dominates the highest levels of Delaware government and business.
“Delaware deserves a transparent and accountable court system – one where retired judges do not leverage their influence for personal gain while hard-working Delawareans fall further and further behind. We are committed to continuing the fight for legislation to reform Delaware’s judiciary and end the revolving door once and for all.”