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David B. Stratton


Current Position

Senior Counsel
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden
824 Market Street
Suite 800
Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302-379-5985

Class: XXI (2010)Circuit: Third


Gettysburg College, B.A. (1975)
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (1978)

Professional Career

Senior Counsel, WHiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Partner (1990-), Managing Partner, Wilmington Office (2006-), Co-Chair, Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy (2006-); Executive Committee (2005-11), Pepper Hamilton LLP
Partner, Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber (1988-90)
Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP (1982-88)
Associate, Richards, Layton & Finger LLP (1978-82)


Better Business Bureau of Delaware, Inc., Board of Directors (1992-08), Executive Committee Chair (1996-98)
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member Board of Trustees of Christiana Care Health Systems
Member and Chair of the Board of Directors of Christiana Health Care Services (2021 to present)


Bankruptcy Exemption Manual, West 2009 Contributor
"A Year in Review: Delaware DIP Orders in 2008," ABI Journal Apr 2009 Contrib. Ed.
"A Measured Response to Critics of Delaware Venue: Part I," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXVI, No. 3 Apr 2007
"A Measured Response to Critics of Delaware Venue: Part II," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Vol. XXVI, No. 4 May 2007
"Reflections on the Extraterritorial Application of the Bankruptcy Code," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 7, p. 44 Sep 2005
"Special Purpose Entities and Authority to File Bankruptcy," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 2 Mar 2004


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