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Justice Randy J. Holland

Adjunct Professor of Law
Senior Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Randy J. Holland is practicing Senior Of Counsel in the Wilmington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Professor Holland had previously served as a justice on the Delaware Supreme Court for more than 30 years until his retirement in March 2017. An expert on corporation law, corporate governance, appellate practice, and state constitutional law, he has written more than 700 reported opinions, which include many seminal corporate law decisions. When Holland was appointed to a seat on the Delaware Supreme Court in 1986 by Gov. Michael N. Castle, he became the youngest person ever to serve as a Delaware Supreme Court justice. He became the longest-serving justice in Delaware history in 2009. In 2011, he was reappointed by former Gov. Jack A. Markell and unanimously confirmed by the Delaware Senate for an unprecedented third 12-year term. Holland was a partner at Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell before his appointment to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Over the course of his career, Holland has written, co-authored or edited nine books and published several law review articles focused on corporate law, judicial ethics and legal history. He has taught corporate governance, appellate practice, and state constitutional law as an adjunct professor for many years. In 2009, he co-authored a casebook, State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience. He is a co-author of another casebook, Appellate Practice and Procedure. Recognized as a leading influencer on business ethics in the U.S., Holland has traveled internationally to advance corporate governance and ethics, including working with the Chief Justice of Taiwan and visiting the country to speak on these topics.


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