Scott M. Tucker


Scott M. Tucker is a partner in the Firm’s Wilmington office. Mr. Tucker is a member of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Mismanagement and Shareholder Derivative Action practice areas. Since joining the Firm, Mr. Tucker has participated in the prosecution of many successful actions led by Chimicles & Tikellis, including:

  • In re Kinder Morgan, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, Consol. C.A. No. 06-C-801 (Kan.)(action challenging the management led buyout of Kinder Morgan Inc., which settled for $200 million).
  • J.Crew Group, Inc., et al. v. New Orleans Employees’ Retirement System, et al., C.A. No. 6479-VCS (Del. Ch.) (action that challenged the fairness of a going private acquisition of J.Crew by TPG and members of J.Crew’s management which resulted in a settlement fund of $16 million and structural changes to the go-shop process, including an extension of the go-shop process, elimination of the buyer’s informational and matching rights and requirement that the transaction be approved by a majority of the unaffiliated shareholders).
  • In re Genentech, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 3911-VCS (Del. Ch.) (action challenging the attempt by Genentech’s controlling stockholder to take Genentech private which resulted in a $4 billion increase in the offer).
  • City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System, et al. v. Ellison, et al., C.A. No. 6900-VCP (Del. Ch.) (action challenging the acquisition by Oracle Corporation of Pillar Data Systems, Inc., a company majority-owned and controlled by Larry Ellison, the Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder of Oracle, which led to a settlement valued at $440 million, one of the larger derivative settlements in the history of the Court of Chancery.

Mr. Tucker is the Secretary of the Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware and a member of the Richard K. Hermann Technology Inn of Court. While attending law school, Mr. Tucker was a member of the Securities Arbitration Clinic and received a Corporate Counsel Certificate from the Center for Law and Business Enterprise.

Practice Areas:
  • SUNY Cortland, B.S., 2002, cum laude
  • Syracuse University College of Law, 2006, J.D., cum laude
  • Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, 2006, M.B.A
Memberships & Associations:
  • Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, Secretary
  • Supreme Court of Delaware
  • Supreme Court of Connecticut
  • District of Colorado
  • District of Delaware
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Named a 2016 Delaware “Rising Star”
  • Martindale Hubbell-Distinguished rated