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James L. Patton, Jr.


Current Position

Partner/Chairman Emeritus
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Rodney Square
1000 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302-571-6684
Fax: 302-576-3325

Class: XIV (2003)Circuit: Third


Davidson College, B.A. (1979)
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., Woolsack Society (1983)
Dickinson Law Review (1981-83)
Admitted to Delaware Bar (1983)
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court (1991)
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar (2006)
Admitted to New York Bar (2008)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Career

Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP (1983-)


Delaware State Bar Association, Chair, Chapter 11 Committee, Bankruptcy Section (2005-)
American Bar Association: Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee; Chair, Claims Trading Subcommittee (2002-)
American Association for Justice
American Bankruptcy Institute
Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
Fletcher Corporate Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Dissolution, Board of Contributors, Clark, Boardman, Callaghan (1992)
Participant on Judge Scirica's Working Group on Mass Torts in connection with the, Report of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and the Working Group on Mass Torts to the Chief Justice of the U.S. and to the Judicial Conference of the U.S. (1999)
Turnaround Management Association


Effects of Bankruptcy on Director & Officer Liability and Directors & Officer Liability Insurance Third Circuit Judicial Conference 2002 Co-author
Futures Representative's Informational Brief Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference 2001 Co-author
Dancing with Scylla and Charybdis: the Tough Job of Directors of a Troubled Company American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Spring Meeting 2000 Co-author


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (1993-)
Listed in The K&A Restructuring Register, America's Top 100, (2001-)
Listed in Chambers USA as a Leading Lawyer, (2005-)
Listed in Delaware SuperLawyers, (2007-)
Lawdragon, "500 Leading Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy", (2010)
The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2010)
The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, Delaware, (2010)