William E. Manning

William E. Manning

Drawing on nearly 50 years of experience practicing before Delaware's state and federal courts, Bill Manning represents businesses entities in contract and business tort disputes. In addition, Bill is part of a team representing Delaware's leading universities and has served as chair of Saul Ewing’s Higher Education Practice — a multi-specialty team providing sophisticated legal services to the nation's public and private universities. Having served as legal counsel and then chief of staff to Governor Pete duPont, Bill is frequently called on to represent clients engaged in disputes with governmental agencies.

In addition to this work, Bill handles land use litigation, property tax appeals, and has represented a variety of clients before Delaware's Public Service Commission.


Outside the practice of law, Bill spends time on his life-long passion: public education reform, having helped launch several charter schools and currently serving on the board of a non-profit organization that has converted a downtown office building into a host for several charter schools in Wilmington. In addition, he served on the board of Ally Bank, one of the nation's leading online banks.

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