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Bouchard confirmed to lead Delaware Court of Chancery

Gov. Jack Markell’s choice to lead Delaware’s Court of Chancery has been confirmed.

The state Senate voted unanimously for Andre Bouchard to become the court’s new Chancellor.

Bouchard replaces Leo Strine, who was sworn in as Delaware’s new Supreme Court Chief Justice last month. Strine had been Chancellor since 2011.

“Today’s unanimous vote by the Senate affirms that Andy Bouchard possesses the experience, intellect and character to serve as an excellent Chancellor,” said Markell in a statement. “His talents and commitment to justice will ensure that Delaware’s Court of Chancery will remain the premier venue for the resolution of business disputes.”

Bouchard has been managing partner of a firm specializing in corporate law litigation that he founded with former Vice Chancellor Stephen Lamb in 1996.

He also served as the chair of the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission until resigning that post earlier this year.