Mr. Townsend focuses his practice on litigation involving complex corporate, commercial and fiduciary matters. He clerked for Chancellor William B. Chandler III in the Delaware Court of Chancery from 2009-2010 after graduating from Yale Law School in 2009, where he served as Co-Editor-In-Chief for the Yale Journal on Regulation. Mr. Townsend earned an M.Phil. in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge in 2006 after attending Peking University (Beijing Daxue) in 2005, where he studied Chinese language, economics, and politics. He received three degrees from the University of Delaware: an Honors B.A. with Distinction in Philosophy and Biology in 2004, and an M.A. and Honors B.S. in Economics in 2003.
Mr. Townsend is a volunteer attorney for the Delaware Office of the Child Advocate, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, and Widener Law School’s Veterans Law Clinic. He is a director on the board of the University of Delaware Alumni Association and served from 2004-2005 on the University’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Townsend is an ardent supporter of Special Olympics Delaware and is a volunteer Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware. For his commitment to leadership in the public service, Mr. Townsend was selected as a 2003 Harry S. Truman Scholar, one of seventy-six individuals nationwide to receive the honor. He is a member of the bars of Delaware (2010) and the United States District Court, District of Delaware (2011).