Harrison S. Carpenter focuses his practice on litigating corporate and commercial disputes in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He represents directors, officers and corporations in appraisal actions, contests for control, books and records proceedings, and derivative suits. Harrison’s practice also includes advising corporations and their boards of directors in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, corporate elections and equity issuances.
Before entering private practice, Harrison worked for the Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Thomas L. Ambro of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- Obtained dismissal of action asserting direct and class claims for a breach of fiduciary duty relating to asset sale against directors of company specializing in mobile enterprise solutions*
- Obtained favorable post-trial ruling on issue of first impression under new Section 205 of the Delaware General Corporation Law on behalf of founder of biopharmaceutical company*
- Obtained dismissal of books and records action on behalf of an energy company*
- Obtained summary judgment in contest for corporate control of a high-frequency trading firm*
- Obtained dismissal of aiding and abetting claim asserted against investment bank in M&A-related fiduciary duty class action*
- Represented a biotech company and private equity firm in an action involving issue of first impression regarding the scope of the forum non conveniens doctrine*
- Represented a full-service investment firm in an action to rescind investment placed with laboratory services company*
*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.
- The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch in Commercial Litigation 2021 to 2023
- Delaware Commission on Law & Technology, associate member (appointed by the Delaware Supreme Court)
- Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, member
Widener University School of Law, JD, 2013
West Chester University, BA, 2008
Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the District of Delaware