Governor John Carney has announced the nominations of Morgan Zurn and Kathaleen McCormick to the Delaware Court of Chancery. The Delaware Senate will consider the nominations during a special session on October 3, 2018.
Morgan Zurn is presently a Master on the Court of Chancery, where she presides over trials and motions. Prior to joining the Court of Chancery, Master Zurn was a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Department of Justice. Master Zurn has also worked as a patent litigator in private practice. She served as a law clerk for The Honorable Richard G. Andrews on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Ms. McCormick is a partner in the Corporate Counseling and Litigation Section of the Wilmington-based law firm of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, and has focused her practice on corporate, commercial and alternative entity litigation in the Court of Chancery.
According to a press release from the governor's office:
“I saw immediately Master Zurn’s breadth of knowledge, devotion to public service and passion for her work,” said Governor Carney. “She has earned an outstanding reputation as an advocate and judicial officer, exhibiting intelligence, diligence, efficiency and integrity. Master Zurn has met the high standards of our Court of Chancery and I am pleased that she will be able to expand her contribution to the court and State."
“Katie McCormick is an experienced Chancery lawyer, with knowledge both deep and broad that will make her an immediate asset to the court,” said Governor Carney. “Katie impressed me with her sharp mind, strong work ethic and commitment to public service. She will be an outstanding jurist and representative for the court and State.”
The nominations came after the Delaware General Assembly passed legislation in the summer of 2018 increasing the number of judges on the Court from five to seven.