WILMINGTON — Paul A. Fioravanti Jr. was sworn in for his first term as vice chancellor of the Court of Chancery on Monday outside the Delaware Art Museum. This ceremony was postponed from March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chancellor Kathaleen S. McCormick welcomed the audience to the investiture, and Delaware Supreme Court Justice Gary F. Traynor administered the oath of office. Vice Chancellor Fioravanti’s wife, Shannon, held the Bible. The invocation was performed by the Rev. John McVoy, and the vice chancellor’s daughter, Francesca, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Following the swearing-in, Gov. John Carney, Michael Ferreri and Michael Hanrahan, Esq., offered remarks.
Vice Chancellor Fioravanti replaced Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves upon her elevation to the Supreme Court of Delaware.
Prior to his appointment, the vice chancellor was a director at the law firm of Prickett, Jones & Elliott P.A. in Wilmington, where his practice focused on corporate and commercial litigation in the Court of Chancery.
He is a Delaware native and holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Delaware and a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Maryland Law Review.