The eulogy for Jerome Van Gorkom given by his friend James O'Connor, former CEO of Exelon and a lawyer.
Jerome W. Van Gorkom was, among other things, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Management from 1982-1983 and the Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion from 1962-1980. He also was a defendant in one of the best known cases on the fiduciary duty of care in the corporate context; the case cite is Smith v. Van Gorkom, 488 A.2d 858 (Del. 1985).
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