David A. Harris


(302) 351-9351 T
(302) 498-6219 F

David is "particularly praised by sources for his commercial and practical approach to matters and his strong negotiation skills." - Chambers USA 2015

David is a partner in the Commercial Law Counseling Group.  His practice focuses on the fields of partnership, limited liability company and statutory trust law, with an emphasis on issues relating to the formation, operation and termination of private equity funds, mutual funds and other investment vehicles organized as Delaware entities.  He regularly delivers third-party legal opinions, including opinions with respect to investment funds, special purpose entities, perfection of security interests and deal closings.  His practice also includes state bank regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions (including matters involving UCC Article 9) and other general commercial law counseling.  His clients range from large, multinational corporations to local startup ventures.  David is often called upon to provide counsel to other attorneys domestically and internationally on matters relating to Delaware law.

David has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field in Chambers USA and Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee)
  • Delaware State Bar Association (Commercial Law Section, Chair, 2005-2007; Vice Chair, 2003-2005; Secretary, 2001-2003)


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Wilmington, DE (June 3, 2015) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been ranked as a leading M&A law firm in The Legal 500 United States 2015. Now in its ninth edition, the U.S. guide organizes various practice areas into a single national ranking. “Only a small number of firms in the United States have a truly national... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2015 Ranks 23 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 19, 2015) – The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a Band 1 law firm in the Delaware categories for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property. Twenty-three... Continue Reading



ACC New York: Holding Companies for Asian Investments – Are They Still Relevant?

5.18.2016 in New York, NY - Commercial
David A. Harris

The Association of Corporate Counsel New York City Chapter will host a full-day CLE program on May 18, 2016.  Morris Nichols partner David Harris will join CSC director Kristina Koehler-Coluccia to present the session, “Holding Companies for Asian Investments—Are They Still Relevant?” The program will look at a comparison of the typical... Continue Reading