WILMINGTON, DE. (May 13, 2014) – David J. Margules, a litigator with 30 years’ experience representing business entities before the Delaware Court of Chancery—the venue for the nation’s most complex and significant corporate litigation—has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in the firm’s Wilmington office, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Mr. Margules represents plaintiffs and defendants in matters including fiduciary duty claims, corporate valuation proceedings, corporate and partnership control issues, and insurance coverage defense. His arrival strengthens the firm’s litigation practice in the Court of Chancery and is the latest development in the continuing expansion of its national litigation team. 

“David has an impeccable reputation and an intimate knowledge of the court,” Mr. Stewart said. “His standing as one of the top Chancery Court litigators in Delaware will be a great benefit to the Firm and, in turn, the Firm's resources will allow David to expand his circle of clients. We are excited to have him at Ballard.”

Said Emilie R. Ninan, Managing Partner of the Wilmington office: “David is a perfect fit for us. He strengthens our capability in Delaware corporation litigation and understands how things work in the state. His skill and experience will be of enormous benefit to our clients, both in Delaware and more broadly.”

Before joining the firm, Mr. Margules was a partner at Bouchard Margules & Friedlander, a Wilmington litigation boutique that recently reorganized after its Managing Partner, Andre G. Bouchard, withdrew to become Chancellor of the Court of Chancery. At Ballard Spahr, Mr. Margules is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its Commercial Litigation, Appellate, and Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Groups.

“Ballard Spahr’s national reach and resources provide an outstanding platform for me to expand my practice,” Mr. Margules said. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Wilmington and throughout the firm to develop the office into a prominent and respected center for complex litigation, particularly matters pending in Chancery Court.”

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