Theodore A. Kittila
Theodore (Ted) A. Kittila is a Shareholder in the firmís Wilmington office. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation in the federal and state courts in Delaware and in Delaware-related litigation throughout the U.S.
Mr. Kittila has served as lead counsel on a number of complex corporate disputes, including but not limited to expedited litigation in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (where Mr. Kittila clerked for Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb from 2000 to 2001), litigation involving Delaware limited liability companies and contract interpretation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Courts both in Delaware and nationally involving Delaware-related corporate entities. Mr. Kittila also recently served as lead counsel representing a major shareholder of a Delaware corporation in a derivative action in the Court of Chancery, resulting in a favorable settlement.
As former Chair of the International Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, Mr. Kittila has spoken on legal ethics in international practice and at various CLE seminars on the challenges facing the local practitioner in international matters. Mr. Kittila has represented a variety of international clients, including the Government of Nevis with respect to matters in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware involving the closure of Nevisí largest employer.
Mr. Kittila is admitted to the state bars of Delaware and New York, where he practiced at Weil Gotshal and Paul Hastings in Manhattan. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the District of Delaware, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
As a native of Southern Delaware, Mr. Kittila earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from the University of Delaware in International Relations in 1996, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Kittila then received a Fulbright Scholarship and studied Western European History at the Goethe Universitšt in Frankfurt, Germany from 1996 to 1997. In 2000, Mr. Kittila earned his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition Team and a Note and Comment Editor for the Minnesota Intellectual Property Review. He also received the McCareins Award for excellence in antitrust scholarship from the University of Minnesota Law School.
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