Patricia O. Vella, a Delaware corporate law counseling group partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, served as a panelist at the University of Texas School of Law’s 36th annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law in Dallas.

The session was titled “How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations.”

The panel discussed the fiduciary issues that directors and officers face in the current M&A market and what lessons can be learned from recent decisions of courts in Delaware and Texas, according to a release.

The panel also addressed fiduciary duties in the context of partnerships and limited liability companies, a release said.

At Morris Nichols, Vella regularly provides advice on corporate governance matters and a variety of corporate transactions for publicly traded and privately held corporations.