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Connor Bifferato

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Practice Areas:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Corporate/Commercial Litigation

Biography

Connor knows that a Delaware attorney's success depends on a strong team to support him, and he is grateful for the firm's highly experienced professionals who pride themselves on their expertise, responsiveness and availability to clients and co-counsel alike. This team helps the firm provide outstanding service and results for clients who come to the firm for alternative dispute resolution as well as litigation. With a success rate of greater than ninety percent, Connor has mediated well over a thousand commercial disputes, including appeals from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, secured lender disputes, general corporate litigation, preference litigation and creditors rights issues. He also frequently serves as an arbitrator for single and panel, binding and non-binding arbitrations.

Experienced as lead counsel in complex litigation, Connor also frequently teams with out of state lawyers who need access to Delaware's Courts, which are renowned as a primary forum for national and international corporate litigation.

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Juris Doctor - 1994
  • University of Delaware
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1990
  • University of Virginia
    • Intensive Trial Advocacy Institute, (Extended CLE Program) - 1998
  • Delaware Superior Court Mediation Program
    • Certified Mediator - 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Delaware, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1995

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Commercial Mediation, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Commercial Arbitration, Delaware State Bar Association

Honors

  • American Bankruptcy Institute 2020 Committee Member of the Year
  • Named “Delaware Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Recipient 2006, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., The William Poole Memorial Award for Board Member of CLASI who best exemplified Mr. Poole’s standards of honesty, integrity, compassion, commitment to public service and to equal justice under the law
  • Recipient 2004, Delaware State Bar Association, New Lawyers Distinguished Service Award

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker on various topics concerning Alternative Dispute Resolution, Evidence, Trial Practice, Commercial Litigation, Law Firm Management and other substantive and procedural topics, at various events, conferences and CLE programs sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Delaware State Bar Association and other professional organizations.

Published Works

  • Published Chapter on Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights in Inside the Minds: The Impact of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Director

Professional Memberships

  • Member, DSBA Executive Committees Search Committee for the Editor in Chief of the Delaware Law Review, 2020-Present
  • Member, State of Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission, 2010-2015
  • Member, Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, 2014-2016
  • Member, Fellowship for the Litigation Counsel of America, 2008-2014
  • Member, Editorial Board of In Re, the Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association, 2001-2007
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., 2003-2004
  • Member, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member of the Steering Committee, Judge Vincent A. Bifferato Superior Court Trial Practice Forum
  • Member, Local Rules Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Member, Committee to Review and Revise ADR Local Rules, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware 2014-2015, 2017
  • Member, Appellate Mediation Panel, United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • Member, Mediation Panel, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Member, Civil Rules Committee for the Delaware Superior Court

Professional Associations and Leadership Positions

  • Vice Chair, Delaware State Bar Association Diversity Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board – Present
  • Member, Delaware State Bar Association on Equality, Opportunity & Diversity 2020 (inception) – Present
  • Member, St. Edmond’s Academy Board of Directors, 2019 – Present
  • Communication Co-Manager, Mediation Committee, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2019 – Present
  • Co-Chair, Delaware State Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee, 2018 – Present
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, Delaware State Bar Association, 2021 – Present
  • Member at Large, Executive Committee, Delaware State Bar Association, 2019-2020
  • Assistant Treasurer, Executive Committee, Delaware State Bar Association, 2018-2019
  • Assistant Secretary, Executive Committee, Delaware State Bar Association, 2017-2018
  • Co-Chair, Court of Common Pleas Civil Debt Committee, 2012-2015
  • Board Member, The Academy of the Dance, Inc., 2010-2015
  • Mock Trial Coach, Ursuline Academy, 2009 – 2018
  • Co-Chair, New Castle County, Delaware, Combined Campaign for Justice, 2007,
    • Co-Chair, Communications Committee, Combined Campaign for Justice, 2001-2006
  • Board of Directors, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. 2000-2012,
    • President of the Board of Directors, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. 2002-2003,
    • Vice President of the Board of Directors, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. 2001-2002,
    • Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. 2000-2001
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Community Service and Public Information, Delaware State Bar Association, 2002-2012,
    • Chair, Committee on Community Service and Public Information, Delaware State Bar Association, 2001-2002
  • Steering Committee, Combined Campaign for Justice, Delaware State Bar Association, 2001-2014
  • Chair, Small Firms Solo Practitioners Section, Delaware State Bar Association, 1999-2001
  • Chair, New Lawyers Section, Delaware State Bar Association, 1998-1999,