A. Thompson Bayliss - Partner

A. Thompson Bayliss


Phone: 302-778-1033
Fax: 302-261-0292

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  • University Of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
    • Winner of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition.
    • Virginia Tax Review, Managing Editor.
  • Yale University, B.A. History.

Representative Publications

  • “Corwin: Claim Extinguisher, Standard of Review Shifter or Both?  The Debate Over Stockholder Voting And The Business Judgment Rule,” PLI Course Handbook (2016)
  • “No Pay Provisions: The Forgotten Middle Ground In The Fee-Shifting Battle,” The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (June 1, 2015).
  • “Buck-Passing Under 102(b)(7): The (Unanticipated?) Liability-Shifting Impact of Director Exculpation,” Insights (November 2014)
  • Caveat Emptor: Contractual Indemnification Provisions in Acquisition Agreements and Resulting Acquirer Risk for Unknown Actions of Target Fiduciaries,” The M & A Lawyer (April 2013).
  • “Letting Information Sink In:  An Analysis Of Delaware Cases Assessing The Time Necessary To Absorb Supplemental Disclosures,” PLI Course Handbook (2013).
  • “Does Your Deal Lawyer Belong In the Witness Chair?  Assessing Whether To Raise The Advice of Counsel Defense In M&A Litigation,” PLI Course Handbook (2012).
  • “The Rise of ‘Strong Form’ Special Committees,” Insights (November 2011).
  • “Delaware Chancery’s $1.3 Billion Damage Award: 19 Take-Aways,” Deal Lawyers (November/December 2011).
  • “Frequently Asked Questions, Answers and More Questions about the Business Strategy Immunity,”  PLI Course Handbook (2011).
  • “Guidance on Fee Negotiations and Settlements,” Insights (September 2011).
  • “The Implications of King v. VeriFone Holdings, Inc.,” Insights (April 2011).
  • “How Process Flaws Can Rewrite Your Merger Agreement:  Misconduct, Remedies and Del Monte,” Deal Lawyers (March/April 2011).
  • “Delaware’s New Guidance: Appropriate Scope & Scale of Internal Investigations Involving Officers,” Corporate Governance Advisor(September/October 2010).

Professional Honors, Associations and Memberships

  • Delaware State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Outside of Abrams & Bayliss:

  • Member, New Castle Sailing Club