The hour-long discussion is sponsored by the Law and Business Program.
Vice Chancellor Slights and Chancellor Martin will discuss the national business court movement, best practices for attorneys with business disputes and substantive issues related to the COVID-19 Pandemic as they have impacted business disputes.
Attendees are encouraged to email questions for the judges in advance to Will Pugh ’19. Pugh is an associate with Sherrard Roe in Nashville, which he joined after serving as a law clerk to Vice Chancellor Slights.
Anne C. Martin ‘92 is a judge of Part II of the Chancery Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. On November 1, 2019, the Tennessee Supreme Court appointed Chancellor Martin as the Business Court Docket judge. Chancellor Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College in 1989 before earning her law degree at Vanderbilt. She practiced law in Nashville with Dodson Parker & Behm before joining Bone McAllester Norton in 2004. In private practice, she focused on commercial litigation and employment law.
Joseph R. Slights III was sworn in as a Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery on March 28, 2016. Before his appointment, Vice Chancellor Slights was a partner in the Delaware law firm Morris James, where he practiced corporate and business litigation and chaired the firm’s alternative dispute resolution group. Before that, he served a 12-year term as a judge on the Superior Court of Delaware where, among other assignments, he was instrumental in forming the Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division. Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, Vice Chancellor Slights worked as a litigator in the Delaware law firms Sidney Balick and Richards, Layton & Finger. He earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law and his B.S. in Political Science from James Madison University.