Pamela Tikellis

Founding Partner, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (Retired) ESG Center Fellow

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Pamela Tikellis

Pamela Tikellis

Founding Partner, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (Retired)
ESG Center Fellow

Pamela S. Tikellis is a senior fellow with The Conference Board ESG Center. She was a founding partner of Chimicles & Tikellis LLP,  a leading national law firm specializing in prosecuting complex federal and state representative litigation. Pam has been recognized for her extensive knowledge in areas of Delaware corporate law, fiduciary responsibility, securities and investments, and matters related to protecting and promoting the rights of institutional investors.  For thirty-five years, she litigated some of the landmark cases regarding corporate governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, stockholders’ rights, and other matters regarding corporate and securities litigation.

Pam has written extensively on topics ranging from corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, stockholder derivative suits and ethics, and has been a frequent speaker at industry events and continuing legal education programs including the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, the Practicing Law Institute, the American Association of Justice, the American Bar Association, the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Bar Association. 

In addition to serving as an ESG Center Fellow, Pam is an active member of the American Law Institute and is a member of the Investment Committee and the Governance Committee of the Delaware Public Employees’ Retirement System.


  • Investment Committee, Delaware Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • American Law Institute
  • American Association for Justice
  • Delaware Bar Association


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1982 
  • Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, Master’s in Psychology, 1976 
  • Manhattanville College, B.S., 1974



  • 1982-1983 Law Clerk, Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware 
  • 1994-2012 Member of the Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, Chair from 2010-2012 
  • 1992-2018 Historical Society of the Court of Chancery by Order of the Delaware Supreme Court, Director and Officer 
  • The Delaware Bar Admission Study Committee by Order of the Delaware Supreme Court, Member 
  • 1989-1992 Delaware Bar Association Ethics Committee, Chairman 
  • 2011 through 2018 Chambers USA – Ranked As Leading Individual 
  • 2012 through 2018 Best Lawyers 
  • 2007 through 2018 Named Delaware Super Lawyer 
  • AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell