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Ann Conaway

Emeritus Professor

B.A., University of Georgia
J.D., Temple University

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Phone: 302.477.2128

About

Ann E. Conaway is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the Delaware Law School. Professor Conaway received a B.A. from the University of Georgia in 1976; and a J.D. from Temple in 1983, where she served as a Senior Staff Member of the Temple Law Quarterly. Professor Conaway was an M.A. Candidate at Georgia in 1976-77.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Conaway clerked for the Honorable Henry R. Horsey, Delaware Supreme Court in Dover, Delaware from 1984-85, and was an Associate Attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Wilmington, Delaware from 1984-85. 

Professor Conaway joined the faculty at Delaware Law School as Assistant Professor of Law and served in that capacity from 1985-89; she was Associate Professor of Law from 1989-96, and was promoted to Professor of Law in 1996.

Professor Conaway is admitted to practice in Delaware and has served as a Delaware Commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws since 1989. Professor Conaway is also admitted before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Conaway teaches and writes in the areas of Business Organizations, Contracts, Securities Regulation, and Advanced Business Enterprises. 

Professor Conaway has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws as one of five Commissioners from Delaware. Professor Conaway's term as a Commissioner from the State of Delaware ended in August 2002; Professor Conaway was appointed a Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in September 2002. Professor Conaway is now a Life Member of the Uniform Law Conference.

Professor Conaway is also a member of the ULC Drafting Committee for The Limited Liability Partnership Act, the Uniform Limited Partnership Act, Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Omnibus Business Organizations Code. Professor Conaway is also a member of the ABA Drafting Committee for the Prototype Limited Liability Company Act.

Professor Conaway served as the Co-Reporter for the Model Entity Transactions Act and as a member of the Joint Editorial Board for the Uniform Unincorporated Business Organizations Acts. Professor Conaway is also serving as an ABA Business Law Advisor to the drafting committee for the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. Professor Conaway also serves as a member of the American Law Institute. Professor Conaway is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section on Partnerships and LLCs. In addition, Professor Conaway is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the DSBA Drafting Committee for Partnerships and LLCs. Professor Conaway also serves as a Fellow to the American Bar Foundation.

Publications

Publications on SSRN

Books

Ann E. Conaway, with Robert R. Keatinge, Keatinge and Conaway on Choice of Business Entity (West Group 2007).

Articles

The Delaware Series LLC: Sophisticated and Flexible Business Planning Michigan Journal of Private Equity and Venture Capital Law, Vol. 2, p. 97 (2012).

The Multi-Facets of Good Faith in Delaware: A Mistake in the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; A Different Partnership Duty of Care; Agency Good Faith and Damages; Good Faith and Trust Law, Delaware Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 89 (2008).

Ann E. Conaway Anker, National Conference Reporter, The Model Entity Transactions Act, The University of Pennsylvania School of Law Archives (2004).

The Agile Virtual Corporation, 22 Del. J. Corp. L. 497 (1997).

"De-Leveraging" the Leveraged Buyouts of the 1980s: A Prisoner's Dilemma for Unsecured Corporate Bondholders in the 1990s, 68 Denv. U. L. Rev. 331 (1991).

Other

Transferee and Assignee Rights: Charging Orders and Other Creditor Remedies in Uniform Unincorporated Acts, American Law Institute B American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Choice of Form and Structure for Closely-Held Businesses and Ventures, Live Nationwide via Satellite on the American Law Network, Feb. 6, 2003, VMD0206 ALI-ABA 63.