Arthur G. (Chip) Connolly, III is a founding partner of Connolly Gallagher, LLP. He is the former managing partner of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, a 100-attorney firm where he started his career in 1989 after serving a judicial clerkship with the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Chip has been regularly involved in corporate, commercial and patent litigation in state and federal courts in Delaware for most of his career. His practice also includes the representation of companies and investors in general corporate and business matters; the acquisition, sale and licensing of intellectual property assets; and, the issuance of opinions relating to Delaware alternative entities such as limited liability companies, limited partnerships and statutory trusts. Chip is a Delaware Superior Court certified mediator.
Chip has been awarded the top “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating system, and was recently selected for inclusion in the 2013 Best Lawyers of America for “Commercial Litigation” and “Litigation – Intellectual Property.”
Chip served a judicial clerkship with the Delaware Court of Chancery from 1988-89. From 1991-93, he served as an attorney to the Delaware State Senate. From 1983-85, he served as a legislative assistant to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., then a U.S. Senator from Delaware.
In addition to his legal practice, Chip is very involved in the community. He is the President and a Director of the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, a Delaware-based foundation making grants to benefit non-profit organizations in Delaware and throughout the United States. Chip serves as a General Chair of the Combined Campaign for Justice, a collaborative fundraising effort of the three legal services agencies in Delaware that provide free civil legal services to Delawareans who otherwise do not have access to representation by an attorney.
- Delaware Statutory Trusts Manual (Matthew Bender, 2010), Contributing Author