Party affiliation: Republican
Deputy attorney general State of Delaware, 1961-1962. Chief deputy, 1962-1963. Partner Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, Delaware, 1963-1992.
Chief justice Delaware Supreme Court, 1992—2004. Senior partner Weil, Gotshal, & Manges, New York City, since 2004.
Board advisors University Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Economics Captain Delaware Air National Guard, 1957-1963. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers, American Intellectual Property Law Association. Member Delaware Board Bar Examiners (chairman 1973-1980), Delaware Bar Association (president 1982-1983, chairman corporation law committee 1969-1974, chairman rules committee Delaware Supreme Court 1974-1980), American Bar Association (chair business law section 1994-1995, chair special committee on ethics 2000 since 1997), American Law Institute (board directors conference chief jusice 1994-1996, chair professionalism committee 1994-1998, 1st vice president 1998, president-elect 1998-1999, president 1999-1900), National Center State Courts (chair board directors 1999-1900).