R.J. Scaggs is a member of Morris Nichols' Corporate and Business Litigation Group. During his 25 years at Morris Nichols, Mr. Scaggs has concentrated his practice on the litigation of corporate law issues and business disputes. He defends corporate directors against breach of fiduciary duty claims and litigates challenges to mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations and other strategic corporate transactions.
Mr. Scaggs' case load is focused heavily on class and derivative cases. His work also includes a variety of corporate and alternative entity (partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships) disputes, including actions seeking inspection of books and records, indemnification of officers and directors, challenges to the election of directors, dissolution, liquidation, appointment of trustees and many others. He also has extensive experience in litigation concerning technology and license agreements, trade secrets, interference with contractual relations and other business torts.
He is an adjunct faculty member of the Villanova University School of Law, where he teaches advanced contract drafting, merger agreements and related topics.
Mr. Scaggs is the Chairman of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Committee, which assists Delaware lawyers affected by substance abuse, mental illness or other life issues. He provides pro bono legal services through the Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Program. He was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1981-85.
He received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University and his J.D. from the College of William and Mary.
Author of BBNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 101-2nd, Derivative Lawsuits.
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