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Seton C. Mangine

Seton Mangine practices with the corporate and commercial law team of Pinckney, Weidinger, Urban & Joyce, LLC. Ms. Mangine focuses on civil litigation as well as employment law matters. She has Delaware Chancery Court trial experience and works on a variety of corporate and alternative entity issues, including fiduciary advice and litigation, employment law matters including employment agreements, noncompete disputes, agency agreements and indemnification and advancement issues. Ms. Mangine also has experience with energy-related clients, intellectual property and trust litigation.


PRACTICE AREAS:

LITIGATION:

  • Corporate & Alternative Entity Litigation
  • Employment Law Litigation (indemnity, noncompete and employment contract issues)
  • Trust Litigation

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Corporate Counseling of Delaware entities and their officers, directors and owners
  • Employment Contracts
  • Corporation and Alternative Entity Formation

ADMISSIONS:

  • State of Delaware
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Delaware

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • RK Herrmann Technology Inn of Court

EDUCATION:

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 2003

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Volunteer guardian ad litem for Delaware's Office of the Child Advocate
  • Volunteer for Delaware Volunteer Legal Services

Representative Matters:

  • Successfully defended breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims against venture capital fund client in complex commercial arbitration
  • Enforced rights of officers, directors and employees to advancement and indemnification
  • Drafted advancement and indemnification agreement for international client
  • Obtained dissolution of LLC for commercial real estate client
  • Brought actions to obtain books and records pursuant to section 220 (corporation), section 18-305 (LLC) and 17-305 (limited partnership)
  • Obtained judgment against former employee of telecommunications company for breach of non-compete agreement
  • Brought breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims on behalf of member of LLC in energy industry
  • Counseled commercial distributor on employment agreements
  • Defended institutional financial advisor against aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty claim

Clerkships and Previous Practice:

  • Extern for the Honorable Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Fellowship recipient for work with the Delaware Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General (assisted Deputy Attorney General to the Delaware Economic Development Office advising on financial transactions, grants and loans)