A. Zachary Naylor


Zach Naylor is a partner in the Firm’s Wilmington Office. A Delaware native, his practice focuses on shareholder litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Mr. Naylor began his career with Chimicles & Tikellis as a summer associate in 2002 and joined the Firm as an associate in 2003.

Since joining the Firm, Mr. Naylor has participated in many successful actions led by Chimicles & Tikellis challenging mergers and acquisitions and corporate mismanagement. Among his recent achievements are In re Genentech, Inc. Shareholder Litig., C.A. No. 3911-VCS (Del. Ch.) (obtaining substantial increase in consideration paid by controlling stockholder for monitory shares); SEPTA v. Josey, C.A. No. 5427-VCP (Del. Ch.) (resulting in, among other things, a complete elimination in the termination fee established in the merger agreement); and Sample v. Morgan, C.A. No. 1214-VCS (Del. Ch.) (obtaining full recovery for shareholders diluted by an issuance of stock to management). Mr. Naylor also practices regularly in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. As liaison counsel in In re TriCor Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, he was part of the team that obtained a $65.7 million fund for consumers and third-party payors.

Practice Areas:
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2003 – magna cum laude
    • 2002-2003 Managing Editor of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
  • University of Delaware, B.A. in Economics and Political Science, 2000
  • Salesianum School, 1997
Memberships & Associations:
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Delaware (2003)
  • District of Delaware (2004)
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals (2005)
  • 2002-2003 Wolcott Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph T. Walsh of the Supreme Court of Delaware.
  • 2003 Russell R. Levin Memorial Award for outstanding service and dedication to the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law