On October 14, 2021, the University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center announced that former Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard has been named Chair of the Weinberg Center’s Advisory Board. Chancellor Bouchard succeeds Myron T. Steele, the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and a current partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP.
Chancellor Bouchard served as Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery from 2014 to 2021. As the Court’s chief judge, he issued hundreds of opinions and rulings covering a wide range of corporate and commercial law issues, was responsible for the administrative functions of the Court, was a featured speaker on matters of corporate governance at venues across the country, and served on the Delaware Board of Pardons. He has been a member of the Weinberg Center Advisory Board since 2014.
Before his appointment to the Court of Chancery, Chancellor Bouchard spent 28 years in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware, most recently as the managing partner of a corporate and commercial litigation boutique he founded in 1996. Bouchard previously served as a corporate litigator for an international law firm.
Chancellor Bouchard currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Salesianum School, from which he graduated. He previously served as Chairman of the Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission, Chairman of the Delaware State Human Relations Commission, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of St. Francis Hospital, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Health Information Network, and as a member of numerous other boards and commissions, including the Criminal Justice Council, Sentencing Accountability Commission, and Delaware Board of Bar Examiners.
He is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Boston College, where he was the recipient of the Edward H. Finnegan Award, and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He was selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar in 1981.