The Honorable Nathan A. Cook was publicly sworn in for his first term as Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery at 10:30 a.m. on September 28, 2022, in courtroom 7E at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center.
Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick welcomed the audience to the investiture and administered the Oath of Office. Vice Chancellor Cook’s wife, Christine, held the Bible.
The invocation was performed by the Reverend Ruth Beresford and the Vice Chancellor’s daughters
led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Following the Oath of Office, A. Thompson Bayliss, Esquire and T. Brad Davey, Esquire offered remarks.
Vice Chancellor Cook replaced Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III upon his retirement in June.
Prior to his appointment, Vice Chancellor Cook was the managing partner of Block & Leviton LLP’s Delaware office, where he focused his practice on litigation before the Court of Chancery.
The Vice Chancellor received both his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Virginia. After law school, he clerked for Vice Chancellor John W. Noble of this Court.