Chancellor William Chandler III Named to NACD Directorship Hall of Fame

On November 27, 2012, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) inducted Georgetown, Delaware-based partner Chancellor William Chandler III into the NACD Directorship Hall of Fame at its annual forum in New York City. Chancellor Chandler previously was named to the NACD Directorship 100, a listing of the most influential people in corporate governance, in 2010.

Chancellor Chandler joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 2011 from the Delaware Court of Chancery, the nation's leading court for corporate law cases, particularly those relating to change of control and other corporate law issues. He was appointed Chancellor in 1997, after serving as Vice Chancellor since 1989. Widely regarded as one of the country's most influential judges on issues of corporate law and governance, he issued more than a thousand opinions and presided over some of the most contentious and high-profile corporate law disputes in the country.

In addition to Chancellor Chandler, James D. Robinson III, a general partner of RRE Ventures and presiding director of The Coca-Cola Company, was named to the NACD Directorship Hall of Fame this year. He previously served as chairman and CEO of American Express, non-executive chairman of Bristol-Myers Squibb, and director and chairman of the executive committee of First Data Corporation.

The NACD Directorship 100 Corporate Governance Hall of Fame was created in 2008 to recognize the outstanding lifetime achievements of select individuals who have had a lasting influence on corporate governance and the boardroom community. Founded in 1977, NACD is the only national membership organization created by and for directors. With more than 13,000 members, its mission is to advance exemplary board leadership by providing knowledge and insight that board members need to navigate complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value.

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