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Governor Carney Appoints Chip Connolly to Judicial Nominating Commission

Arthur G. (Chip) Connolly, III, a partner at Connolly Gallagher LLP, has been appointed by Governor John Carney as Vice-Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Delaware.

The Judicial Nominating Commission, composed of attorneys and laypersons, assists the Governor of the State of Delaware in identifying highly qualified candidates for judicial appointments. The Commission submits the names of at least three candidates to the Governor for judicial vacancies arising in the Delaware Supreme Court, the Court of Chancery, the Superior Court, the Family Court, the Court of Common Pleas, and the Justice of the Peace Courts.

Chip 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.

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