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Michael Houghton Quoted as Delaware Enacts Human Trafficking Law
July 2014


Four Morris Nichols Partners Listed Among Top Patent Attorneys in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2014
June 2014

Jack B. Blumenfeld, Karen Jacobs, Maryellen Noreika, and Rodger D. Smith, II have been named in the Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2014, an independent research guide on the world’s leading patent lawyers.


William Lafferty Quoted in Law360
June 2014


Jennifer Ying named to Lawyers of Color's 2014 Hot List Early- to Mid-Career Minority Attorneys in the Mid-Atlantic Region
June 2014


Mike Houghton co-authors Op Ed in The News Journal, with Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate Holly Smith, in support of Delaware legislation modernizing Delaware’s Anti-Human Trafficking laws
June 2014


Intellectual Asset Management Ranks Morris Nichols in Delaware Top Tier
June 2014

The 2014 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners ranked Morris Nichols in the gold tier for Delaware, noting the firm “is a first port of call for litigators seeking local counsel in Delaware.”


Chambers USA 2014 Names 21 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best in Delaware
May 2014


17 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers- Delaware Edition 2014
May 2014


Morris Nichols Receives Corporate LiveWire - Global Awards for 2014
May 19, 2014


Delaware’s Unclaimed Property Program and Its’ Impact on Delaware’s Reputation in the National Business Community
May 2014


Lex Machina 2013 Annual Review: Morris Nichols Led Delaware and U.S. Firms in Patent Litigation
May 2014

Based on an extensive review of computerized data, Lex Machina reported that Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP had more open patent cases in 2013 than any other Delaware law firm.


Michael Houghton, testified in Dover on May 6, 2014 in front of the Delaware Senate regarding Senate Bill 197.
May 9, 2014


Supreme Court Upholds Facial Validity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw Adopted by Nonstock Corporation
May 9, 2014

In ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, issued on May 8, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the facial validity of a bylaw requiring an unsuccessful plaintiff in corporate litigation to reimburse the corporation for its litigation expenses if the plaintiff fails to obtain a judgment on the merits of its claim.


Morris Nichols Partner, Derek C. Abbott Elected to ABI’s Board of Directors
April 28, 2014


Michael Houghton Quoted in The News Journal
April 25, 2014

Michael Houghton commented on the recent Delaware Department of Justice's whistleblower lawsuit in Superior Court.


Morris Nichols Lawyers Named in Who's Who Legal: Mergers & Acquisitions 2014
April 16, 2014


2014 Chambers USA Directory Ranks 21 Morris Nichols Attorneys as 'Leaders in their Field"
March 2014


Congratulations to Jack Blumenfeld, 2014 Delaware Litigator of the Year
March 25, 2014


Morris Nichols Wins 2014 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award: Trust Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Delaware
February 5, 2014

Morris Nichols’ Trust and Estates Group has won the 2014 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award: Trust Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Delaware.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group Wins 2013 Legal Award: Insolvency Law Firm of the Year - Delaware
February 4, 2014

Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has won the Acquisition International 2013 Legal Award: Insolvency Law Firm of the Year – Delaware.


Michael Houghton, Walter Tuthill, Author Unclaimed Property Treatise for BNA Corporate Practice Series
January 24, 2014

Michael Houghton and Walter Tuthill served as co-authors of the revised Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Corporate Practice Series Portfolio: Unclaimed Property.


Michael Houghton Elected to Executive Committee of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
January 16, 2014

Michael Houghton has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC).


Morris Nichols Leads Delaware Firms for Top 250 Women in IP Listing
January 8, 2014

Managing Intellectual Property ("MIP") magazine has named two Morris Nichols Intellectual Property Litigation Group partners – Karen Jacobs and Julie Heaney – to its inaugural list of IP STARS – TOP 250 WOMEN IN IP.


Morris Nichols Elects Susan Wood Waesco and Kevin Coen as Partners
January 3, 2014

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Susan Wood Waesco and Kevin Coen have been elected partners effective January 1, 2014.


Todd Flubacher, Kenneth Hunt Are Featured Authors in Trusts & Estates Magazine: The Non-Judicial Settlement Agreement Wrapper
January 3, 2014

Todd Flubacher and Kenneth Hunt authored The Non-Judicial Settlement Agreement Wrapper – An Alternative to Directed Trusts featured in the December 2013 edition of TRUSTS & ESTATES.


John DiTomo Featured Author: Corporate & Securities Law Advisor – Third Circuit Strikes Down Delaware's Confidential Arbitration Program
December 31, 2013

John P. DiTomo authored The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Strikes Down Delaware's Confidential Arbitration Program, published in the November 2013 State Corner section of Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor


Morris Nichols Alert Featured in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
November 21, 2013

Morris Nichols’ Delaware Alert: Don’t Ask/Don’t Waive Standstills & Attorneys’ Fees in Delaware, was featured in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation on November 18, 2013.


Rick Alexander Speaks at 2013 Boston Bar Association's First Annual M&A Conference: Everything Tender Offers
Speaker: Rick Alexander

November 13, 2013

Rick Alexander spoke on the panel Everything Tender Offers at the Boston Bar Association's First Annual Mergers & Acquisitions Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, November 13, 2013.


Morris Nichols Alert Featured on Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
November 11, 2013

Morris Nichols' Delaware Alert: A Third Circuit Panel Strikes Down the Court of Chancery's Confidential Arbitrations was featured on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, November 8, 2013.


Todd Flubacher Presents at Estate Planning Council of Atlanta on DING Trusts
Presenter: Todd Flubacher

November 5, 2013

Todd Flubacher presented DING Trusts to the Atlanta Estate Planning Council on November 5, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia.


18 Morris Nichols Practice Areas Named in U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2014 Rankings of Best Law Firms in Delaware
November 1, 2013

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce its selection to the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings for Delaware.


Lou Hering Shortlisted for Deal Maker of the Year Awards 2013
October 30, 2013

Louis Hering has been shortlisted for the Finance Monthly Magazine Deal Maker of the Year Awards 2013, the publication announced today.


Ethan Townsend Presents at ABA Young Advocate's Lunch and Learn Series: Below the Bench – Perspectives on Practice from a Recent Federal Law Clerk
Presenter: Ethan Townsend

October 24, 2013

Ethan Townsend presented Below the Bench: Perspectives on Practice from a Recent Federal Law Clerk for the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Young Advocate's Lunch and Learn Call-In series, on October 23, 2013.


Patricia O. Vella Serves as Panelist at The University of Texas School of Law’s 9th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute: Navigating Fiduciary Duties in Private Company M&A
Panelist: Patricia Vella

October 2013

The panel provided an analysis of the unique issues that arise in the context of acquisitions of private companies, including duties owed to holders of common and preferred stock, allocation of merger proceeds, and the effect of deemed liquidation and drag-along provisions.


Jeff Wolters Featured Presenter at TerraLex Paris General Sessions
Presenter: Jeff Wolters

October 2013

Jeffrey Wolters presented What's New in Delaware and Facilitating Multi-Jurisdiction Collaboration at the 2013 TerraLex Global Meeting in Paris, France, on September 27-28, 2013.


R.J. Scaggs Headlines at DSBA Seminar: Your Law Practice – Staying on the Right Side of the Rules
Speaker: R.J. Scaggs

October 1, 2013

Wilmington, DE (October 7, 2013) – R.J. Scaggs, Morris Nichols Corporate and Business Litigation partner, served as a featured speaker on the Hanging Out and Taking Down that Shingle – Or Just Hanging By A Thread panel at the Delaware State Bar Association seminar, Your Law Practice – Staying on the Right Side of the Rules, held at the DSBA Conference Center, Wilmington, DE, on October 1, 2013. The Seminar was broadcast live via webcast.


Gregory Werkheiser Presents at the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association: Program on the Revised U.S. Trustee Fee Guidelines
September 25, 2013

Wilmington, DE (September 20, 2013) – Gregory Werkheiser, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group partner, served as a featured speaker at the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association's program Getting Paid: A Discussion of the Ins and Outs of the Revised United States Trustee Fee Guidelines hosted at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP.


Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America – 60 Practice Specialty Selections; 22 Top-Listed Practice areas; 5 Delaware Lawyers of the Year
August 2013

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that two thirds of the firm's partnership have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


Tarik Haskins Presents at ABA Annual Meeting: Securing and Perfecting "Uncommon" Collateral/Business Divorce from Prenup to Breakup
August 2013

Wilmington, DE (August 19, 2013) – Tarik Haskins, Partner in Morris Nichols’ Delaware Commercial Law Counseling Group, appeared on two panels at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, August 9 and August 10, 2013.


Michael Houghton Speaks at ABA Annual Meeting – Spotlight on Human Trafficking: New Law and Next Steps
August 2013

Michael Houghton was a featured panelist for Spotlight on Human Trafficking: New Law and Next Steps at the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting.


Lou Hering, Melissa DiVincenzo Featured Authors in BNA's Corporate Accountability Report: Delaware’s 2013 Legislative Amendments
July 2013

Wilmington, DE (July 24, 2013) – Louis Hering, Morris Nichols Commercial Law Counseling Group partner, and Melissa DiVincenzo, Morris Nichols Delaware Corporate Law Counseling Group partner, co-authored 2013 Amendments to Delaware's General Corporation Law and Alternative Entity Statutes appearing in the July 19, 2013 edition of Corporate Accountability Report, a publication of Bloomberg BNA.


Tarik Haskins is Featured Author in ABA’s Business Law Today – Exit Stage Left: Getting Out Of Your Limited Liability Company
July 2013

Wilmington, DE (July 23, 2013) – Tarik Haskins, Partner in Morris Nichols’ Delaware Commercial Law Counseling Group, authored Exit Stage Left: Getting out of Your Limited Liability Company featured in the July 2013 Edition of Business Law Today, a publication of the ABA's Business Law Section.


Morris Nichols Caps Successful Seven-Day Jury Trial in Athenian Venture Partners Dispute
June 2013

Wilmington, DE (June 28, 2013) – R.J. Scaggs, Morris Nichols Corporate and Business Litigation partner, and associate Karl Randall, headed the Morris Nichols trial team that represented Athenian Venture Partners, I, L.P. and Athenian Venture Partners II, L.P. in their successful breach of contract dispute against GMG Capital Investments, LLC, GMG Capital Partners III, L.P., GMG Capital Partners III Companion Fund, L.P. and GMS Capital Partners II, L.P.


Walt Tuthill, Jason Russell Featured Authors for PLC’s Practice Note: Unclaimed Property – Holder Beware
June 2013

Wilmington, DE (June 18, 2013) – Walt Tuthill, Morris Nichols Commercial Law Counseling Group partner, and associate R. Jason Russell, co-authored Unclaimed Property: Holder Beware for Practical Law Company’s Practice Note series.


Chambers USA 2013 Names 17 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best In Delaware
May 2013

The 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked seventeen Morris Nichols’ attorneys and four practice groups as best in Delaware.


Morris Nichols Tops Delaware in Benchmark Litigation 2013
May 2013

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that nine Morris Nichols’ attorneys and three practice areas have been selected as among the best in Delaware by the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation.


22 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers – Delaware Edition 2013
May 2013

22 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013.


Lou Hering, Melissa DiVincenzo Featured Authors for ABA Working Group on Legal Opinions 2013 Spring Seminar
May 2013

Louis Hering and Melissa DiVincenzo co-authored Considerations for Contractual Provisions Extending Statutes of Limitations presented at the 2013 Working Group on Legal Opinions Spring Seminar in New York City.


Jeff Wolters, Mike Houghton Featured Authors in TerraLex Connections – Liability Exposure for Delaware Incorporated Companies
April 2013

Jeff Wolters and Mike Houghton co-authored Liability Exposure for Delaware Incorporated Companies – The Risk of an Escheat Audit and Delaware’s New Voluntary Disclosure Program to Avoid Penalties appearing in the April 2013 issue of TerraLex Connections.


Eric Schwartz is Featured Presenter for International Video Seminar: Important Provisions - Practical Considerations of U.S Bankruptcy Law
February 2013

Eric Schwartz presented Important Provisions - Practical Considerations of U.S Bankruptcy Law to a select group of blue-chip Austrian companies during a seminar arranged by the TerraLex Austrian


Morris Nichols Elects Patricia Vella, John DiTomo as Partners; Katherine Betterly as Special Counsel
January 2013

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that Patricia O. Vella and John P. DiTomo have been elected partners, and that Katherine H. Betterly has been promoted to Special Counsel.


Lou Hering is Featured On-Line Symposium Contributor for Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law
November 2012

Louis Hering authored Commentary on Freedom of Contract and Default Contractual Duties in Delaware Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies that is featured on-line at The Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law.


Tarik Haskins is Featured Author in ABA’s Commercial Law Newsletter
November 2012

Tarik Haskins is the featured author of Using Limited Liability Company Interests and Limited Partnership Interests as Collateral appearing in the Fall 2012 Edition of the ABA’s Commercial Law Newsletter.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group Wins TMA’s 2012 Turnaround of the Year Award
October 2012

Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group received a Turnaround of the Year Award.


Morris Nichols Adopts Policy to Address Discriminatory Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Couples
October 2012

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that it will offer a tax gross-up to employees in a committed same-sex relationship.


Morris Nichols Attorneys Named Delaware “Lawyers of the Year”
October 2012

Gil Sparks, Jack Blumenfeld, and Rick Alexander have been named 2013 Delaware Lawyers of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America publication in the Bet-the-Company Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law categories, respectively.


Gregory Werkheiser Appointed Co-Chair of Appeals Subcommittee for ABA Section of Litigation Bankruptcy & Insolvency Committee
September 2012

Gregory W. Werkheiser has been appointed co-chair of the Appeals Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee.


28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013
August 2012

28 Morris Nichols attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in twenty two practice areas.


Morris Nichols’ Eric Schwartz Appointed Co-Chair of TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group
August 2012

Eric Schwartz has been appointed Co-Chair of the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group.


Tarik Haskins Appointed Vice-chair to ABA Secured Lending Subcommittee
August 2012

Tarik Haskins has been appointed to a 3-year term as Vice-Chair of the Secured Lending Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, effective August 1, 2012.


Morris Nichols’ Jack Blumenfeld Named Among Top Patent Litigators; Firm Ranks First in Delaware
July 2012

Jack Blumenfeld has been selected as the sole Gold-ranked patent litigator in Delaware by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine in the 2012 edition of IAM 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners


Morris Nichols’ Jack Blumenfeld, Mary Graham Named 2012 Life Science Stars
July 2012

Jack Blumenfeld and Mary Graham have been named “Life Science Stars” by LMG Life Sciences 2012: The Definitive Guide to the Leading Firms and Attorneys in US Life Sciences.


Morris Nichols’ Rick Alexander Named One of the Top Ten Most Highly Regarded Corporate Governance Lawyers in the World
July 2012

Rick Alexander has been named one of the top ten most highly regarded corporate governance lawyers worldwide by The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2012.


Eric Schwartz Presents at 5th Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference
June 2012

Eric Schwartz served on the panel To File or Not to File . . . That is the Question – Views From the Bench, Legal & Turnaround Practitioners at the 5th Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference in Villanova, Pennsylvania.


Gregory Werkheiser is Named to Board of Advisors for the Widener Law Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law
June 2012

Gregory W. Werkheiser has been named to the Board of Advisors for the Widener Law Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law.


Morris Nichols’ Kimberly Gill Selected as 2012 Delaware Rising Star by Thomson Reuters/Super Lawyers
May 2012

Kimberly Gill has been chosen for inclusion on the 2012 Delaware Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters/Super Lawyers.


Morris Nichols’ Donald Isken Honored by Delaware State Bar Association – Receives 2012 Community Service Award
May 2012

Donald Isken, head of Morris Nichols’ commercial real estate law practice, is the Delaware State Bar Association’s (DSBA) 2012 Community Service Award recipient.


Tarik Haskins Serves as Panelist for Deal Lawyers Webcast – LLCs: Understanding Capital Account and Allocation Concepts for M&A
May 2012

Tarik Haskins, Partner in Morris Nichols’ Delaware Commercial Law Counseling Group, served as a faculty panelist for the DealLawyers.com webcast entitled, LLCs: Understanding Capital Account and Allocation Concepts for M&A on May 3, 2012.


Lou Hering, Jason Russell Featured Authors in Practical Law The Journal – Series LLCs
April 2012

Louis Hering and R. Jason Russell, authored Series LLC – appearing in the April 2012 issue of Practical Law The Journal.


Morris Nichols Team Successful in LadaTech v Illumina Patent Infringement Dispute
March 2012

Jack Blumenfeld and Maryellen Noreika headed the Morris Nichols patent litigation trial team that represented LadaTech, LLC in its successful patent infringement dispute against Illumina, Inc.


Jeffrey Wolters Featured Speaker at Practising Law Institute Seminar: Going Private 2012: Doing the Deal Right
NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Jeff Wolters served as a faculty speaker for the program entitled Legal Framework for Going Private Transaction at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) Going Private 2012: Doing the Deal Right Seminar in New York City, February 23, 2012.


Lou Hering, David Harris Author 2012 Cumulative Survey/Summary of Delaware Case Law Relating to Alternative Entities
January 2012

Lou Hering and David Harris authored 2012 Summary of Delaware Case Law Relating to Alternative Entities and 2012 Cumulative Survey of Delaware Case Law Relating to Alternative Entities.


Morris Nichols Helps Fox Sports To Successful Outcome In Dodgers Bankruptcy
January 2012

Attorneys from Morris Nichols helped preserve valuable media rights held by News Corporation’s Fox Sports Net West 2, LLC (“Prime Ticket”) in the face of challenges by the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers.


Jeffrey Wolters, Amy Simmerman Featured Authors in Practical Law The Journal – Innovations in Poison Pill Drafting
November 2011

Jeffrey Wolters and Amy Simmerman authored Innovations in Poison Pill Drafting – appearing in the November 2011 issue of Practical Law The Journal.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group a Finalist for Turnaround Deal of the Year at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards
November 2011

Morris, Nichols' Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has been named a finalist for the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in the Turnaround Deal of the Year and Consumer and Retail Products categories (up to $250 million).


Twenty-One Morris Nichols' Practice Areas Named in U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2011-2012 Rankings of Best Law Firms
November 2011

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been recognized in twenty-one practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2011 - 2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings.


Rick Alexander Speaks at 43rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute: Mergers and Acquisitions – A Delaware Checklist
November 2011

Rick Alexander served as a faculty speaker for the program entitled Mergers and Acquisitions – A Delaware Checklist at the Practising Law Institute's (PLI) 43rd Annual Securities Regulation Institute held November 9-11, 2011, in New York City.


Taking Advantage of the Delaware Advantage: Why and How to Settle Trusts in Delaware and Move Trusts to Delaware
November 2011

UPDATES for 2011


Morris Nichols’ Curtis Miller Appointed Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
November 2011

Curtis Miller has been appointed Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.


Morris Nichols Releases Delaware Trust Companion for iPad and iPhone – Free to download from the App Store
November 2011

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that its newest application, Morris Nichols' Delaware Trust Companion for iPad and iPhone, is now available as a free download from the App Store.


Gregory Werkheiser Speaks at The Distressed Debt Conference 2011 – New Rules of Disclosure in Bankruptcy
October 2011

Gregory Werkheiser served as a panel speaker on the program titled News Rules of Disclosure in Bankruptcy at The Distressed Debt Conference 2011.


Morris Nichols Named Among Most-Mentioned Firms Nationwide for Representation of Fortune 100 Companies
October 2011

Morris Nichols has been top ranked in the 2011 Who Represents Corporate America survey published in the National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel magazine.


Tarik Haskins, Curtis Miller, Eric Wilensky to Become Morris Nichols' Newest Partners
October 2011

Tarik J. Haskins, Curtis Miller and Eric Wilensky will become partners, effective January 1, 2012.


Tarik J. Haskins Receives Community Service Award From Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association
October 2011

Tarik J. Haskins has been awarded the 2011 Community Service Award by the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.


Morris Nichols Releases iPad App to Help Legal Professionals Navigate Delaware Law and Practice
October 2011

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that its new iPad application, Morris Nichols’ Delaware Bankruptcy Companion for iPad, is available as a free download from the App Store. It is the first in a series of Delaware practice-specific apps produced by Morris Nichols tailored for legal professionals. Morris Nichols becomes the first U.S. law firm to release a legal practice and procedures app for the iPad.


Derek Abbott Receives the Caleb R. Layton III Service Award
September 2011

Derek Abbott is the 2011 recipient of the Caleb R. Layton III Service Award.


Morris Nichols Part of International M&A Team – Advises Shareholders on the Sale of Omicron NanoTechnology GmbH to Oxford Instruments PLC
August 2011

David Ley Hamilton and R. Jason Russell served as U.S. legal counsel that teamed with German law firm and fellow TerraLex network member SKW Schwarz to advise on the sale of German-based Omicron NanoTechnology GmbH and its U.K., U.S., Japanese and French subsidiaries to the British technology company Oxford Instruments plc.


Morris Nichols’ Michael Houghton Elected President of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
July 2011

Michael Houghton has been elected President of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.


Morris Nichols’ Jack Blumenfeld Ranked Number One in Delaware Among World’s Foremost Patent Litigators
May 2011

Jack B. Blumenfeld has been ranked the number one Delaware patent litigator by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine in the 2011 edition of IAM 250 -The World's Leading Patent Litigators.


Jeff Wolters Presents at 2011 Northwestern Corporate and Securities Law Institute
May 2011

Bill Lafferty and Jeffrey Wolters served as panelists for the 31st Annual Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.


Lou Hering, David Harris Author 2011 Cumulative Survey/Summary of Delaware Case Law Relating to Alternative Entities
April 2011

Lou Hering and David Harris authored 2011 Summary of Delaware Case Law Relating to Alternative Entities and 2011 Cumulative Survey of Delaware Case Law Relating to Alternative Entities.


Morris Nichols Receives President’s Award at 2011 UPPO Annual Conference
March 2011

Morris Nichols’ Delaware Unclaimed Property Group received the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization’s (UPPO) President’s Award for its work and contribution to the amicus brief filed by UPPO with the Third Circuit in NJ Retail Merchants v. Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, et al.


Bill Lafferty Elected Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
March 2011

Bill Lafferty has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Rick Alexander Elected Chair of Morris Nichols’ Executive Committee
January 2011

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that Rick Alexander has been elected Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.


Rick Alexander Presents at 42nd Annual Securities Regulation Institute: Important Developments in Delaware Corporate Law
December 2010

Rick Alexander served as a panelist for the session entitled Important Developments in Delaware Corporate Law at PLI’s 42nd Annual Securities Regulation Institute held in New York City.


Jon E. Abramczyk Featured Panelist at New York City Bar Seminar – Securities Litigation & Enforcement: Corporate Governance Litigation
December 2010

Jon E. Abramczyk served as a featured panelist at the day-long New York City Bar seminar, Securities Litigation & Enforcement: Current Developments & Strategies.


A. Gilchrist Sparks III Participates in Institutional Investor Educational Foundation Roundtable – Shareholder Democracy: Good, Bad or Unimportant?
December 2010

Gil Sparks participated in the Institutional Investor Educational Foundation (IIEF) Roundtable “Shareholder Democracy: Good, Bad or Unimportant?” held in Philadelphia.


Eric Schwartz Appointed as an Officer for American Bankruptcy Institute’s International Committee
December 2010

Eric Schwartz has been appointed as an officer for the International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute.


BusinessWeek Quotes Michael Houghton: Delaware Among States Eyeing Unclaimed Property
November 2010

Michael Houghton was quoted in The Associated Press article entitled Delaware Among States Eyeing Unclaimed Property published in Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek.


Morris Nichols Named a 2011 “Go-To Law Firm” for the Top 500
November 2010

Morris Nichols has been named a Go-To Law Firm for the Nation’s top 500 companies by Corporate Counsel.


Morris Nichols is Top Delaware Law Firm for Patent Litigation in 2010 Corporate Counsel Survey
November 2010

Morris Nichols has been recognized as the top Delaware law firm for patent litigation by Corporate Counsel magazine in its 2010 Patent Litigation Survey.


Bill Lafferty Speaks at 2010 NACD Corporate Governance Conference: Emerging Legal Trends
October 2010

Bill Lafferty served as a Conference Speaker on the Emerging Legal Trends panel at the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) 2010 Corporate Governance Conference.


Rick Alexander Named 2011 Delaware M&A Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
October 2010

Rick Alexander has been named Delaware Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America Guide.


Jay Moffitt and Leslie Polizoti to Become Morris Nichols’ Newest Partners
October 2010

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that Jay Moffitt and Leslie Polizoti will become partners, effective January 1, 2011.


Morris Nichols Trial Team Contributes to eBay's Victory in Shareholder Dispute with craigslist
September 2010

William Lafferty headed the Morris Nichols trial team that represented eBay Inc. in its successful shareholder dispute against craigslist.


Jeffrey Wolters, James Honaker Author Analysis of 2010 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
September 2010

Jeffrey Wolters and James Honaker authored Analysis of 2010 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law that is featured in the current Volume of Corporation Service.


Rick Alexander Presents DealLawyers.com Webinar: Dissecting the Modern Poison Pill
September 2010

Rick Alexander served as a panelist for the DealLawyers.com Webinar entitled Dissecting the Modern Poison Pill


Rick Alexander Guest Contributor to The Conference Board Governance Center Blog: State Law Under Proxy Access
September 2010

Rick Alexander wrote State Law Under Proxy Access, an entry that appears on The Conference Board’s Governance Center Blog


Todd Flubacher, Randolph Herndon, Jr. Featured Authors in Estate Planning: Delaware Asset Protection Trusts and Creditors’ Rights
August 2010

Todd Flubacher and Randy Herndon authored Delaware Asset Protection Trusts and Creditors’ Rights featured in the September 2010 edition of Estate Planning magazine.


David Ley Hamilton Co-Authors Updated ABA Model Stock Purchase Agreement: Second Edition
August 2010

David Hamilton co-authored the updated Model Stock Purchase Agreement with Commentary, Second Edition, published by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Business Law Section and released this month.


Michael Houghton Quoted in Delaware Law Weekly: Provides Perspective on Delaware’s Changes to Its Unclaimed Property Statute
August 2010

Michael Houghton was quoted in the lead article Revamped Law on Unclaimed Property Seeks New Balance published in Delaware Law Weekly.


Michael Houghton in Corporate Counsel Weekly on Delaware’s Changes to Its Unclaimed Property Statute
July 2010

Michael Houghton authored Delaware Makes Significant Changes to Its Unclaimed Property Statute, published in the July 28, 2010 issue of BNA’s Corporate Counsel Weekly.


A. Gilchrist Sparks III Article Published in ABA’s The Business Lawyer: Focus on Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law
July 2010

Gil Sparks co-authored After Twenty-Two Years, Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law Continues to Give Hostile Bidders a Meaningful Opportunity for Success.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group Wins 2010 Turnaround Atlas Award
July 2010

Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has won a Turnaround Atlas Award for its role as debtor’s counsel to Big 10 Tire Stores in the successful reorganization and sale of its operations.


Morris Nichols serves as Delaware counsel for Successful Patent Litigation Team in Dow Chemical’s $61.7 Million Patent Infringement Verdict
July 2010

Rodger Smith served as Delaware counsel on the patent litigation team that successfully represented The Dow Chemical Co. in its recent patent infringement trial against rival Nova Chemicals.


Eric Schwartz Serves as Program Moderator for the TerraLex Americas 3rd Annual Insolvency Practice Group Meeting
June 2010

Eric Schwartz served as program moderator for the Third Annual Meeting of TerraLex Americas Insolvency Practice Group.


Morris Nichols Selected as Law Firm of the Year Finalist for The M&A Advisor’s Middle-Market Financing Awards
June 2010

Morris Nichols has been named a finalist as Law Firm of the Year for The M&A Advisor‘s Middle-Market Financing Awards.


Donna Culver Moderates at Widener Law Program: Attorney-Client and Joint Defense Privileges in Business Bankruptcy Litigation
June 2010

Donna Culver served as moderator for the panel titled Attorney-Client and Joint Defense Privileges in Business Bankruptcy Litigation at the Widener University School of Law.


Thomas Pulsifer Presents at Chicago Estate Planning Council: Taking Advantage of the 'Delaware Advantage': Why and How to Settle Trusts in Delaware and Move Trusts to Delaware
June 2010

Thomas Pulsifer presented at the May 2010 meeting of the Chicago Estate Planning Council.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group a Finalist for The M&A Advisor’s Middle-Market Financing Awards
June 2010

Morris, Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has been named a finalist for The M&A Advisor‘s Middle-Market Financing Awards.


Lou Hering Serves as Panelist at Delaware State Bar Association Seminar: Hot Topics on Delaware LLCs and Limited Partnerships
June 2010

Lou Hering served as a program panelist at the half-day Delaware State Bar Association CLE seminar.


Rob Dehney Presents at 3rd Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference
May 2010

Robert Dehney served on the panel Today’s Climate in Reorganizations – Views From Legal/Turnaround Professionals & Bankruptcy Judges at the 3rd Annual New York Institute of Credit/ABF Journal/TMA Philadelphia Education Conference.


Lawdragon Names Four Morris Nichols Attorneys Among 500 Leading Lawyers in America
May 13, 2010

Rick Alexander, Jack Blumenfeld, Bill Lafferty and Ken Nachbar have been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2010 guide.


Todd Flubacher Elected to American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
April 2010

Todd Flubacher has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.


Eric Schwartz Opening Speaker at TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group European Meeting
April 2010

Eric Schwartz and Regional Co-Vice Chair of the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group served as the opening speaker at the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Group European Meeting.


Derek Abbott Presents at 4th Annual Distressed Investing Conference and Turnaround Awards Gala – Case Study: Ritz Camera
April 2010

Derek Abbott served as a featured speaker on the panel “Turnaround Case Study: Ritz Camera” at The M&A Advisor’s 4th Annual Distressed Investing Conference and Turnaround Awards Gala.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group Named a Finalist in Three Categories for the 4th Annual Turnaround Awards
March 2010

The M&A Advisor today announced that Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has been named a finalist in three categories for the 4th Annual Turnaround Awards.


Todd Flubacher Featured Author in Delaware Banker: Planning to Avoid Pitfalls – Asset Protection Trusts Thirteen Years After Enactment
March 2010

Todd Flubacher authored Planning to Avoid Pitfalls – Asset Protection Trusts Thirteen Years After Enactment featured in the Winter 2010 edition of Delaware Banker magazine.


Rick Alexander Moderates at Practising Law Institute: Going Private 2010: Doing the Deal Right – The Special Committee: Not just Window Dressing
March 2010

Rick Alexander moderated the session entitled The Special Committee: Not Just Window Dressing at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) Going Private 2010: Doing the Deal Right seminar.


Andrew Remming Leads Bankruptcy Webinar – Impact of In re Premier Int’l Holdings, Inc. on Bankruptcy Lawyers and Rule 2019 Disclosures
February 2010

Andrew Remming hosted the live webinar The Instant Impact of In re Premier Int’l Holdings, Inc. (Del. Bankr. Jan. 20, 2010) on Bankruptcy Lawyers and Rule 2019 Disclosures by Informal Creditor Groups.


A. Gilchrist Sparks III Presents at Practising Law Institute: Contests for Corporate Control 2010 – Director Fiduciary Duties in M&A Transactions
February 2010

Gil Sparks served as a panelist on the session entitled Director Fiduciary Duties in M&A Transactions at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) Contests for Corporate Control 2010: Current Offensive & Defensive Strategies in M&A Transactions seminar in New York City.


Derek Abbott Presents at 10th Annual Advanced Insolvency & Restructuring Law Conference - Best Practices for Managing Cross-Border Insolvencies & Restructurings
January 2010

Derek Abbott served as a panel speaker for Best Practices for Managing Cross-Border Insolvencies & Restructurings at the 10th Annual Advanced Insolvency & Restructuring Law Conference.


Michael Houghton in Corporate Counsel Weekly on Delaware’s Response to Lawsuit for Corporate Holders of Unclaimed Property
December 2009

Michael Houghton authored ‘McKesson’ Part II – State’s Response Offers Insight, Guidance To Holders Facing Audit for Inventory and Other Property Types, published in BNA’s Corporate Counsel Weekly.


Karen Jacobs Louden Receives Delaware State Bar Association’s 2009 Women’s Leadership Award
December 2009

Karen Jacobs Louden is the recipient of the Delaware State Bar Association’s (DSBA) 2009 Women’s Leadership Award.


Rick Alexander Speaks at 14th Annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions
December 2009

Rick Alexander served as a featured panelist on two panels – Acquiring a Public Company and The Changing M&A Landscape: Trends and Recent Developments – at the 14th Annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions presented by the ABA Section of Business Law.


Eric Schwartz Receives 2009 TerraLex Distinguished Service Award
December 2009

Eric Schwartz is the recipient of the 2009 TerraLex Distinguished Service Award.


Eric Schwartz Moderates Global Navigation Through the Uncertainties of Insolvency and Restructuring at TerraLex Annual General Meeting – Hong Kong
December 2009

Eric Schwartz served as program moderator for the Global Navigation Through the Uncertainties of Insolvency and Restructuring presentation during the weeklong TerraLex Annual General Meeting in Hong Kong.


Three Morris Nichols Attorneys Named 2010 Lawyers of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America
November 2009

A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, William H. Sudell, Jr. and Kenneth J. Nachbar have been named 2010 Delaware Lawyers of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America Guide.


Bill Lafferty Speaks on Delaware Corporate Law Developments at 41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute 2009
November 2009

Bill Lafferty served as Institute Faculty and spoke on the Delaware Corporate Law Developments panel at the Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) 41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute 2009.


Morris Nichols Represents IMS Health Transaction Committee in $5.2 Billion Private Equity Acquisition – Largest Leveraged Buyout this Year
November 2009

Rick Alexander, and associates Eric Wilensky and Ryan Greecher, advised the Transaction Committee for IMS Health, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by TPG Capital and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in a transaction valued at $5.2 billion.


Michael Houghton in Corporate Counsel Weekly on Potentially Far-Reaching Implications of Lawsuit for Corporate Holders of Unclaimed Property
November 2009

Michael Houghton authored McKesson Corporation Lawsuit Challenges Delaware’s Assessment of Unclaimed Property Liability For Inventory Mismatches published in the November 4, 2009 issue of BNA’s Corporate Counsel Weekly.


Thomas Briggs, Melissa DiVincenzo and James Honaker Become Morris Nichols’ Newest Partners
October 2009

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Briggs, Melissa DiVincenzo and James Honaker will become partners, effective January 1, 2010.


PLI’s In Brief Features Article by A. Gilchrist Sparks III, Christine Dupriest – Pleading Director Knowledge
October 2009

The article Pleading Director Knowledge authored by Morris Nichols' partner A. Gilchrist Sparks III and associate Christine H. Dupriest was featured in In Brief, the Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) on-line weekly eNewsletter series.


Bill Lafferty Speaks at 6th Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
September 2009

Bill Lafferty served as Institute Faculty and spoke on the panel Delaware Law Issues in M&A and Related Transactions at the 6th Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group Wins The M&A Advisor U.S. Middle-Market Financing Award
September 2009

The M&A Advisor has named Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group the winner of its U.S. Middle-Market Financing Award in the Retail Manufacturing/Distribution & Good/Services sector deal category for its representation of Hancock Fabrics, Inc., in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization.


Michael Houghton Quoted in Corporate Counsel Weekly on Delaware Supreme Court Ruling: Corporate Liability for Escheated Securities
September 2009

Michael Houghton was featured in the article, “Delaware Supreme Court Rules Corporations May Be Liable When They Escheat Securities” in the September 23, 2009 edition of Corporate Counsel Weekly.


Rick Alexander Speaks at SEC Hot Topics Institute – Board of Directors' Fiduciary Obligations in M&A and Recent Cases
September 2009

Rick Alexander served as a featured panelist for Board of Directors' Fiduciary Obligations in M&A and Recent Cases at the annual RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute.


Eric Schwartz Moderates at ABI’s 2009 Complex Financial Restructuring Program Case Study of Corporate Reorganization Process
September 2009

Eric Schwartz served as a program moderator at ABI’s 2009 Complex Financial Restructuring Program (CFRP) case study held concurrently with ABI’s 17th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference.


Morris Nichols is Top Delaware Law Firm for Patent Litigation in 2009 IP Law & Business Survey
September 2009

IP Law & Business Patent Litigation Survey recognizes Morris Nichols as the leading firm in Delaware for patent litigation.


Lou Hering and Angela Priest Author BNA Article: 2009 Amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law and Alternative Entities Statutes
September 2009

Lou Hering and Associate Angela Priest authored “2009 Amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law and Alternative Entities Statutes” featured in the August 5 edition of BNA’s Corporate Counsel Weekly.


Third Circuit Agrees with Sports Leagues’ Interpretation of Federal Statute – Morris Nichols Litigation Team Successful in National Sports Leagues Betting Appeal
August 2009

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed with Morris Nichols’ interpretation of the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and ruled in favor of its clients – all of the major national professional sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and the NCAA – that Delaware’s plan to offer single-game sports betting violates the federal law.


Lou Hering Speaks at ABA Annual Meeting: LLCs – Important Case Law Developments 2009
August 2009

Lou Hering served as a Program speaker for LLCs - Important Case Law Developments 2009 at the American Bar Association(ABA) Annual Meeting in Chicago.


Derek Abbott Speaks at 5th Annual ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Conference – Capital Markets: Making Bricks without Straw
August 2009

Derek Abbott served as a panel speaker for Capital Markets: Making Bricks without Straw at the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Conference


Morris Nichols Represents RCI Acquisition LLC in Successful Bid to Regain Control of Ritz Camera Centers
July 2009

Derek Abbott successfully concluded a marathon 24-hour auction on behalf of RCI Acquisition LLC in its bid for the assets of Ritz Camera Centers, Inc., America’s largest specialty camera store chain.


Michael Houghton Elected Executive Committee Chair of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
July 2009

Michael Houghton has been elected Chair of the Executive Committee of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group Wins Turnaround Atlas Award For Role in Restructuring of Hancock Fabrics, Inc.
July 2009

Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has won a Turnaround Atlas Award for its role in the restructuring of Hancock Fabrics, Inc.


Morris Nichols Recognized for Role as Debtor's Counsel in Successful Reorganization of Big 10 Tire Stores
July 2009

Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group was recognized for its role as debtor’s counsel to Big 10 Tire Stores.


Morris Nichols Expands IP Litigation, Business Reorganization and Restructuring Practices
July 2009

Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that Melissa Troutner has joined the firm as an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group and that David Arens and Carl Fleming have joined the firm as associates in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group.


Tarik J. Haskins Elected Chair of the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association
June 2009

Tarik J. Haskins has been elected Chair of the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA).


Rick Alexander Authors The Role of the Board in Turbulent Times: Responding to Unsolicited Takeover Offers; Excerpts at Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
June 2009

Rick Alexander authored the report The Role of the Board in Turbulent Times: Responding to Unsolicited Takeover Offers issued today by The Conference Board Governance Center.


Morris Nichols Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group a Finalist for Four Turnaround Atlas Awards
June 2009

Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring group was named a finalist in four categories for the Turnaround Atlas Awards 2009.


Chambers USA 2009 Names 20 Morris Nichols Attorneys and Five Practice Groups as Best in Delaware
June 2009

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty Morris Nichols’ attorneys and five practice groups as best in Delaware.


Thomas Pulsifer Featured Author in June 2009 Estate Planning Magazine: The Delaware Personal Trust Advantage
June 2009

Thomas Pulsifer is a co-author of The Delaware Personal Trust Advantage is Useful in Many Scenarios featured in the June 2009 edition of Estate Planning magazine.


18 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers – Delaware Edition 2009
June 2009

Super Lawyers® magazine has named 18 Morris Nichols attorneys as top legal counsel in Delaware for 2009, three more than were listed in 2008.


A. Gilchrist Sparks III Featured in Pennsylvania (and Delaware) Super Lawyers 2009
June 2009

A. Gilchrist Sparks III has been profiled in the feature article Company Man that appears in Delaware Super Lawyers 2009.


Gregory Werkheiser Quoted in Reuters Article on GM Bankruptcy
June 2009

Gregory Werkheiser quoted by Reuters reporter Tom Hals in an article related to General Motors Corp’s bankruptcy filing.


A. Gilchrist Sparks III Elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Delaware
May 2009

The University of Delaware has announced that A. Gilchrist Sparks III has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University.


Ken Nachbar Quoted, Delaware Supreme Court Brief Featured, in LegalNewsline Article on NFL's Request to Block Sports Betting
May 2009

Ken Nachbar on behalf of the National Football League were featured in a LegalNewsline article today about the NFL’s petition to block a pending sports betting bill awaiting signature by Delaware Governor Jack Markell.


Rob Dehney Moderates at Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum 2009 - Focus on DIP Availability, Sources, Terms
May 2009

Robert Dehney was a featured moderator at the Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum.


Eric Schwartz Presents at Terralex Americas Forum - Focus on Client Service Value Add
May 2009

Eric Schwartz served as a program presenter at the Annual Terralex Americas Regional Meeting.


Rick Alexander Speaks at 29th Annual Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute - Developments in M&A
May 2009

Rick Alexander spoke on the panel Developments in M&A at the 29th Annual Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute.


Rick Alexander Quoted in National Law Journal - Focus on Amendments to Delaware Corporation Law
April 2009

Rick Alexander was quoted in The National Law Journal this week in an article analyzing the recent amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law signed into law by Delaware Governor.


Gregory Werkheiser Featured Author in Delaware Lawyer - Dangerous Intersection of Bankruptcy and IP Law
April 2009

Business reorganization and restructuring partner Gregory Werkheiser was a featured author in the Winter 2008/2009 edition of Delaware Lawyer.


Rick Alexander Moderates at 21st Annual Corporate Law Institute - Role and Issues Faced by Financial Advisors
April 2009

Rick Alexander served as a faculty member and moderated the panel, Roles Played and Issues Faced by Financial Advisors in Today's Deals, at the Twenty-First Annual Corporate Law Institute at Tulane University Law School.


Rick Alexander Speaks at ABA Section of Business Law - Delaware Business Law Forum - On Case Law, Legislative Developments
March 2009

Rick Alexander spoke on the Plenary Session Panel: Annual Update on Delaware Business Law at the Delaware Business Law Forum, March 6 - 7, 2009, hosted by the Widener University School of Law.


Derek Abbott Quoted in Bloomberg on Tribune Co's Proposed Sale of Chicago Cubs
March 2009

Partner Derek Abbott was quoted by Bloomberg media in an article about the Tribune Company’s proposed sale of the Chicago Cubs.


Mark Hurd Quoted on Front Page of International Financial Law Review Analysis of AIG, In Re Citigroup Decisions
March 2009

Mark Hurd was quoted in a front page article published by the International Financial Law Review.


Rick Alexander Discusses Special Committees at PLI Seminar: Going Private: Doing It Right 2009
February 2009

Rick Alexander served as a faculty member on the panel, The Special Committee: Not Just Window Dressing, at the Practicing Law Institute’s seminar Going Private: Doing It Right 2009 in New York City.


A. Gilchrist Sparks III and Michael Houghton Named 2009 Lawyers of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America
February 2009

Partners A. Gilchrist Sparks III and Michael Houghton have been named Delaware Lawyers of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America Guide.


A. Gilchrist Sparks III Presents at Practicing Law Institute: Contests for Corporate Control 2009
February 2009

A. Gilchrist Sparks III was among the featured faculty panelists speaking at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) M&A seminar.


Michael Houghton Quoted in Corporate Counsel Weekly on New York Federal Court's Request for Escheat Law Guidance from Delaware Supreme Court
February 2009

Michael Houghton was featured in the article, “Delaware High Court’s Input Sought On State’s Escheatment Law” in Corporate Counsel Weekly.


Todd Flubacher, Kimberly Gill Speak at 2009 Delaware Tax Institute
February 2009

Todd Flubacher and Kimberly Gill were speakers at the 2009 Delaware Tax Institute.


Michael Houghton Elected to Board of Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
January 2009

Michael Houghton has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.



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