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Ed’s “reputation is excellent,” and he “has very good judgment.” - Chambers USA.

Edward M. McNally

Retired Partner


After 45 years as an active litigator, Ed McNally has retired from that role. He is now focusing on mediating business disputes, both in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Superior Court. Over 90% of his mediations resulted in settlements. 

Ed has represented clients in jury and bench trials in virtually every type of business dispute before the Federal District Court, the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court, and the Court of Chancery.

Chambers USA has highlighted Ed McNally for the quality of his client counseling in Chancery matters. In Chambers USA 2013, market comments include “he knows what he is doing” and he “has excellent judgment and is well respected. Sources also appreciated his connections and ability to deal with complex cases.”

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Voluntary Mediation Act, Principal Drafter

Delaware Superior Court Business Courts Committee, Past Member

Delaware Superior Court Toxic Torts Litigation Committee, Past Member by Court Appointment

Court of Chancery Historical Society, Past Member by Court Appointment

Delaware State Bar Association, Corporation Law Section, Past Chairman and Vice Chairman

Lawyers Fund for Client Protection, Past Chairman

American Bar Association, Business Law and Litigation Sections


Articles & Publications

News & Events

News & Events



National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-DE, Past President 



Best Lawyers, 2005 - Present

Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2005 - Present

DSBA Community Service Award, 2019

JD Supra's Readers' Choice Award for Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018

Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2010 - 2018

United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Caleb R. Layton III Service Award, 2007

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U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Columbia University Law School, JD
Boston College, BA

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