LEGAL

Andrea Tinianow is a Delaware attorney with extensive business experience:

  • Andrea graduated magna cum laude from Delaware Law School, formerly Widener University School of Law.
  • Following law school, Andrea was a law clerk to William B. Chandler III, former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Andrea was a corporate litigator in the Wilmington office of Pepper Hamilton, a national full service law law firm.

As vice president and assistant general counsel for a global corporate services company, Andrea was responsible for litigation management, and providing legal counsel in all areas. A natural problem solver and trusted advisor, Andrea crafted legal-based solutions for senior management and company employees. Andrea developed and implemented internal legal policies and programs, including global compliance, and provided direction and training to operational teams to reduce risk, and exposure.

As the director of Global Delaware, Andrea created innovative law-based solutions, including:

The Delaware Blockchain Initiative which gave rise to the “Blockchain Amendments” to Delaware’s General Corporation Law.  These amendments expressly authorize corporations to issue and maintain their stock ledgers on a blockchain.  The Delaware Blockchain Initiative is projected to generate significant revenue for the State of Delaware.

Amendments to Delaware Rule of Evidence 502 to clarify that the attorney-client privilege extends to foreign parent entities of Delaware subsidiaries and covers in-house counsel of foreign entities. These amendments provide certainty for international companies of Delaware subsidiaries seeking attorney client protections.

The Delaware-branded online incorporation platform in partnership with public sector actors (Division of Libraries and Division of Corporations) and private sector corporate service providers, to serve the Delaware entrepreneurial community.