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Practice Area Insights — Delving into Books and Records Demands

Emily V Burton and Oderah C Nwaeze

In this engaging discussion, Emily V. Burton and Oderah C. Nwaeze explore books and records demands under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which gives stockholders the right to inspect corporate books and records for certain proper purposes. Providing insights from both the stockholder and corporate sides, they discuss everything from the specificity needed for a demand to notable Section 220 litigation and its impact on best practices for corporate record production. They also touch on the role of directors, including the unique dynamics of their inspection rights and when director emails are produced. Throughout, Burton and Nwaeze highlight tips and strategies for the reality of this area of practice.

This video was filmed at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2022 Hybrid Annual Meeting. To learn more about this topic, check out the on-demand CLE versions of the meeting’s related program: Books and Records: What To and Not to Do in Ubiquitous Section 220 Actions.

The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for participating.