Jay N. Moffitt


(302) 351-9123 T
(302) 425-3002 F

Jay is a seasoned practitioner with years of experience litigating corporate and complex business matters at the trial and appellate levels in Delaware state and federal courts.  His practice focuses on actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery, including stockholder class actions, derivative lawsuits, contested mergers and acquisitions, contract disputes, appraisal actions, and other statutory proceedings.  Jay represents national and local companies across a wide array of industries, including companies in the financial services, technology, energy, automotive, and consulting sectors.  He also advises general partners, corporate boards, and corporate committees with respect to governance, litigation, internal investigations, and control disputes.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Villanova University School of Law (Assistant Adjunct Professor)

Representative Matters

  • Represented a large mining company in prosecuting breach of contract and fraud claims.
  • Defended a large oil company against a breach of contract claim.
  • Represented a food distribution company in obtaining an injunction against former employee for breach of non-compete clause in an employment agreement.
  • Defended a company against a lawsuit seeking access to corporate books and records.
  • Represented a stockholder in a statutory action to force the company to hold an annual meeting of stockholders.
  • Defended numerous boards of directors against breach of fiduciary duty claims in connection with mergers or other transactions.
  • Defended employees against claims of breach of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses in employment agreements.


Jay Moffitt and Leslie Polizoti to Become Morris Nichols' Newest Partners

Wilmington, DE – October 14, 2010 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Jay Moffitt and Leslie Polizoti will become partners, effective January 1, 2011. Jack Blumenfeld, firm Chair, made the announcement of the election. Jay Moffitt joined Morris Nichols in 2005 and is a member of the firm’s... Continue Reading