ABOUT THE TEAM: As part of ALM’s global newsroom, the litigation team is focused on covering the news, trends and issues involving the most important cases and legal trends in federal and state courts. We put a premium on reporting on trends, problems and anomalies, while also tracking the key lawyers, judges and other players shaping the litigation landscape. It’s about covering trials, what wins them, what loses them, where things will go next for lawyers and their clients, and what’s going on in the courts.
ALM, publisher of the New York Law Journal, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and other award-winning national, international and regional publications, seeks an experienced full-time reporter to cover litigation in Delaware, particularly high stakes business litigation in Delaware’s Chancery Court.
We’re looking for someone who is ready to break news, deliver analysis and develop quick enterprise treatments and long-form features on news events, cases and issues of interest to litigators in Delaware and New York, as well as legal professionals and other interested readers nationally and internationally.
ALM's Delaware litigation reporter will provide content primarily for the Delaware Business Court Insider e-newsletter and the Delaware Law Weekly newspaper, but they are also the Global Newsroom's main content generator for the courts that interpret corporate law in the state where most of the Fortune 500 is incorporated.
The Delaware litigation reporter will prioritize reporting on the inner workings of the Delaware Supreme Court and Delaware Chancery Court, the two key courts settling disputes on corporate governance and finance, as well as the federal court for the District of Delaware, which maintains an active caseload in corporate bankruptcy and intellectual property.
The reporter will also report on the Delaware State Legislature when it considers updates to the corporation law, and the Delaware State Bar Association when it recommends changes. Judicial appointments by the governor to the key courts will also be emphasized.
The Delaware litigation reporter will also be expected to write stories on topics of more general interest to Delaware lawyers, such as verdicts, awards and settlements and civil procedure.
The ideal candidate is smart, energetic, a great writer, familiar with the legal industry and eager to be part of ALM’s digital-first global newsroom. The reporter will also have the opportunity to contribute to new digital news products, such as newsletters, podcasts and video.
The litigation reporter will be based in ALM’s Philadelphia office, but will be expected to do face-to-face reporting in the courthouses and law offices in Delaware, under the direction of one of the Litigation Desk editors.
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