ACC 15th Annual In-House Counsel Conference

Association Of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Chapter


Delaware Changing the Real-Party Disclosure Rules and its Impact on Litigation

Chief Judge Colm Connolly in Delaware recently issued a standing order requiring a party to disclose certain third-party litigation funding arrangements.  This disclosure requirement is broader than that required by the Federal Rules and most local court rules because it requires a party to disclose an entity that has only a contractual relationship to a party.  Further, the standing order permits certain discovery of a third-party funder.  Litigants are being scrutinized by the Court for failure to comply with this Order.  The impact on litigation can be extensive.  The order raises concerns that the interest of the funded party are not being protected and the potential for conflicts of interest.  Moreover, the disclosure can open the door to claims being brought against the third-party. 

Click here to read Associate & Panelist Aakash Patel's Law360 Expert Analysis article exploring this topic further.


April 20, 2023 | 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Session IV


Michael J. Bonella, Shareholder, Intellectual Property Department, Flaster Greenberg PC

Aakash Patel, Associate Attorney, Intellectual Property Department, Flaster Greenberg PC

Seth Kramer, Assistant Deputy General Counsel, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

Melissa Gibson, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Amgen


Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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