Dennis Block has deep expertise in corporate governance and is known for his vast experience acting for a variety of clients in corporate management issues.
As a corporate counsellor, Dennis has represented public companies, entrepreneurs, private equity and hedge funds, investment and commercial banks in connection with transactions and issues of major public interest and debate. Dennis's practice includes the general representation of a number of large publicly held corporations, including representation of boards, compensation, audit, governance and special committees of various publicly held corporations.
Dennis has been co-chairman of the American Bar Association’s committee on corporate counsel and a member of the association’s litigation section council and of the business section’s committee on corporate laws. He has co-authored The Business Judgment Rule: Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors (fifth edition, 1998; supplement, 2000) and is a member of several editorial boards and a frequent lecturer. He has consistently been ranked as a top-tier corporate and M&A lawyer in Chambers Global and is regularly included in Best Lawyers in America. Dennis was named “most influential lawyer" in 2006 and Dealmaker of the Year in 2000, 2003 and 2010 by The American Lawyer.
Dennis received his JD from Brooklyn Law School in 1967, where he teaches advanced corporate law as an adjunct professor and serves on its board of trustees, and received his BA from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1964.