Edward P. Welch

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Edward Welch concentrates on corporate and securities litigation, including the defense of class and derivative actions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Welch frequently has represented clients in administrative proceedings, usually in connection with mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he frequently provides Delaware general corporation law advice with respect to transactional matters. In the corporate arena, Mr. Welch represented:

  • Activision, Inc. and its board of directors in convincing the Court of Chancery to deny a request by Activision stockholders to enjoin Activision’s $18.9 billion business combination with Vivendi, S.A.;
  • AES Corporation in litigation arising out of the acquisition of DPL, Inc.;
  • Allegheny Energy, Inc. in shareholder litigation relating to the company’s merger with a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, Inc.;
  • Amerigroup in connection with its acquisition by WellPoint;
  • the board of directors of Avaya, Inc. in connection with litigation challenging private equity firms Silver Lake Partners III, L.P. and TPG Partners V, L.P.’s $8.2 billion leveraged buyout of Avaya;
  • Burger King Holdings, Inc. in litigation arising out of its $3.3 billion acquisition by 3G Capital;
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings, Inc. in litigation regarding its acquisition of the Chicago Board of Trade, and in litigation regarding its more than $10 billion acquisition of NYMEX Holdings, Inc.;
  • two former Countrywide Financial Corp. directors facing more than $2 billion in damages in a derivative lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware;
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals in litigation in Delaware and Minnesota arising out of the acquisition of American Medical Systems;
  • Yahoo! Inc. in shareholder lawsuits relating to Yahoo!’s rejection of Microsoft Corporation’s unsolicited $44.6 billion takeover.

Mr. Welch also has handled, from a litigation and regulatory standpoint, more than 20 insurance acquisition transactions, many involving trials. In addition, he has frequently represented special committees in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including:

  • the special committee of Alfa Corporation in litigation arising out of a proposal made by three affiliated companies to acquire the minority public interest in Alfa Corporation;
  • the special committee of Edelbrock Corporation in a litigation brought by Edelbrock shareholders in a controlling stockholder’s going-private acquisition; and
  • the special committee of SportsLine.com, Inc. in a litigation brought by SportsLine shareholders in connection with a controlling stockholder’s going-private acquisition of SportsLine.


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1976
  • B.S., Georgetown University, 1972


  • Delaware
  • New York


  • Former Chairman, Current Member, The Council of the Delaware Corporation Law Section of the Delaware Bar Association
  • Former Member, Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Committee
  • Former Member, Board on Professional Responsibility of the Delaware Supreme Court (1999-2005)
  • Delaware Bar Association Distinguished Service Award (for UCP service)
  • State of Delaware Senate Tribute for MCC service (April 13, 2017)
  • Delaware Muscular Dystrophy Association recognition for service and contribution; Executive Committee Member for Legal Leaders (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)


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