Rollo Baker is an experienced trial lawyer focused on litigating and trying complex commercial disputes. He has deep and widespread experience in a variety of subject matters, having successfully litigated cases involving commercial real estate, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, energy and environmental law, employment law, the False Claims Act, and insurance. Rollo has extensive experience in Delaware Chancery Court in litigating fraud, MAE, and breach of fiduciary duty cases.
Rollo has an active trial practice, having first-chaired or had leading roles in numerous bench and jury trials and arbitrations. He has been singled out by clients who note that he “is as good as I’ve seen” and that his ability to “drill-down on the witness and to flex in and out of that mode impressed and at times astonished.” Rollo has been recognized as a New York "super lawyer" for 2019 and 2020, and recently was a runner up for AML's "Litigator of the Week" for a case dispositive victory on summary judgment in an expedited $200 million private equity dispute following his oral argument.
Before joining the firm, Rollo served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of Maryland’s highest court. During law school, Rollo was a student attorney in Georgetown’s Criminal Justice Clinic, where he represented numerous indigent defendants in D.C. Superior Court and before the U.S. Parole Commission. He was also a senior annual survey editor for the American Criminal Law Review.
In the first terminated transaction to go to trial during the pandemic--AB Stable v. MAPS--the Delaware Court of Chancery decided important questions around contractual obligations in light of the crisis. Although the decision is limited to the facts...