Kevin G. Abrams
Partner

Direct Contact Information:
Phone: 302-778-1002
Fax: 302-261-0295
Cell: 302-547-8000
Email: Abrams@AbramsBayliss.com

Education:

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1978

Professional Honors, Associations and Memberships:

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Publications, Speeches and Seminars:

  • Frequent contributor and speaker at numerous law firm meetings, seminars and continuing legal education programs on various issues relating to Delaware corporate law and associated litigation, opinion and advisory issues.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

  • Massey Energy (multi-forum class and derivative litigations)
  • Goldman Sachs (multiple litigation engagements)
  • Blackstone Group (acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and related litigations)
  • Hank Greenberg (complex offensive and defensive litigation involving AIG)
  • General Electric (multiple litigation engagements)
  • infoGROUP (defending CEO against SEC, SLC, class and derivative claims)
  • Digex; WebMD (merger negotiations and litigation)
  • Caremark Corp. (regulatory and litigation responses to a federal investigation)
  • Bain Capital; Welsh Carson; Thomas H. Lee (private equity transactions and related litigation)
  • CBOT (special committee’s corporate/litigation responses to competing bids)
  • Exelon (hostile takeover bid and related litigation)
  • Crompton Corporation (civil, criminal and internal investigations)
  • Highland Capital (offensive proxy contest; restructuring litigations)

Contributing Author, The Delaware Law of Corporations and Business Organizations (3d ed. 1998)

Relevant Chapters:
“Directors and Officers”
“Transfers of Securities and Tender Offers”
“Sale of Assets, Dissolution & Winding Up”
“Suits Against Corporations, Directors, Officers or Stockholders”

Co-Author:

  • “New Rules For Going-Private Transactions In Delaware,” Insights (Aug. 2005)
  • “Sale of a Public Company by a Controlling Stockholder,” Insights (Jan. 2001)
  • “The Attorney-Client Privilege in a Corporate Control Dispute,” Insights (Mar. 1999)
  • “Implications of the Delaware Dead Hand Decisions,” M & A Lawyer (Feb. 1999)
  • “The Death of the Dead-Hand Pill in Delaware,” Insights (Feb. 1999)
  • “An Updated View of the Directors’ Fiduciary Duty of Oversight,” Insights (De. 1996)
  • “Recent Developments in the Corporate Opportunity Doctrine in Delaware,” Insights (June 1996)
  • “Procedural Defenses in Proxy Contests,” The Business Lawyer (Feb. 1992)
  • “Lock-Ups in Contested Takeovers,” The Review of Securities Regulation (May 1986)

Bar Admissions:

  • Delaware Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Before Abrams & Bayliss:

  • Director, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., 1991-2005
  • Associate, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., 1984-1991
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