Rick Alexander and Gil Sparks were elected to the inaugural class of American College of Governance Counsel fellows.
Managing Intellectual Property has named Jack Blumenfeld Outstanding IP Litigator for Delaware.
Jack Blumenfeld, Karen Jacobs, and Rodger Smith were recognized in the United States listing of the 2015 Patents Expert Guide.
Docket Navigator released its Year in Review 2014. The report examining patent litigation trends mentions Morris Nichols in lists of top district court law firms and attorneys.
The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has selected Mike Houghton as the 2015 recipient of the A.R. Morris Board Member of the Year award.
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Rodger D. Smith, II has been elected chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Michael Houghton Quoted in State Tax Today
December 22, 2014
State Tax Today recently reported on the release of the Delaware Unclaimed Property Task Force final report. Morris Nichols partner Michael Houghton provided perspective on the recommendations as a current task force member and member of the 2007 task force.
Morris Nichols Welcomes 2014 Fall Associate Class
December 10, 2014
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce seven attorneys have joined the firm as part of the 2014 Fall Associate Class.
The Delaware State Bar Association has selected Mike Houghton as the 2014 recipient of the Award for Outstanding Service to the Courts and the Bar.
Morris Nichols Wins Two 2015 Corporate INTL Legal Awards
November 4, 2014
Morris Nichols won two 2015 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards for “IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Delaware” and “Trust Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Delaware.”
In the 2015 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings of the “Best Law Firms”, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP was selected for inclusion in a diverse array of bankruptcy, corporate, intellectual property, and trust law practice areas in Delaware.
Mike Houghton Quoted in The New York Times
October 31, 2014
The New York Times reported on unclaimed property funds in the United States. Morris Nichols partner Michael Houghton provided background on the unclaimed property laws and practice.
Delaware Business Times has selected Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partner Tarik J. Haskins as one of the “40 Under 40” achievers and innovators in Delaware. The first annual DBT40 highlights the accomplishments of 40 young professionals who are contributing to Delaware.
David Harris and Lou Hering have been named in Who’s Who Legal: Prviate Funds 2015, an independent research guide on the world’s leading lawyers.
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Morris Nichols in 2015 Rankings
September 24, 2014
The 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation recognizes Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a “Highly Recommended” law firm in Delaware. The guide notes that Morris Nichols “has developed a national reputation as a leading general commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and intellectual property firm.”
Mike Houghton spoke to Delaware Law Weekly on a new uniform law designed to provide fiduciaries with access to the online accounts and digital content belonging to individuals who have died or become incapacitated.
Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that 28 firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Two partners received special recognition as 2015 Delaware Lawyer of the Year: Jack B. Blumenfeld for Litigation-Patent, and Kenneth J. Nachbar for Bet-the-Company Litigation.
Over the last decade, directed trusts have become commonplace in Delaware. More and more, settlors and beneficiaries are using trusts to implement complex investment, tax and wealth transfer objectives that come in conflict with the limitations of traditional fiduciary duties and pose potential risks on fiduciaries.
The full article "A New Del. Statute Of Limitations Will Be Useful For M&A" was published in August 5, 2014 issue of Law360.
Jack B. Blumenfeld and Mary B. Graham have been recognized as “Life Sciences Stars” by LMG Life Sciences 2014. Both members of the Morris Nichols Intellectual Property Litigation group, they were selected for inclusion in the LMG category for intellectual property. Their practices frequently involve representation of clients in the biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries.
Delaware enacted legislation to strengthen penalties for criminals engaged in human trafficking and provides safeguards for victims. Michael Houghton has advocated in support of this initiative for more than 3 years.
Derek C. Abbott and Robert J. Dehney have been named in the Who’s Who Legal: Insolvency & Restructuring 2014, an independent research guide on the world’s leading lawyers.
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 10, 2014
William Lafferty was recently quoted in the Law360 article, “Del Judge Reshuffling Won’t Rock First State.”
Jennifer Ying has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys.
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.”
Michael Houghton and advocate Holly Smith published an Op Ed in the News Journal in support of legislation to modernize Delaware’s anti-human trafficking laws.
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The article discussed Delaware’s abandoned property program and perception of how the program is being administered.
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.
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.
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’ 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 has won the Acquisition International 2013 Legal Award: Insolvency Law Firm of the Year – Delaware.
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 has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC).
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, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Susan Wood Waesco and Kevin Coen have been elected partners effective January 1, 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 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’ 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' 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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 was a featured panelist for Spotlight on Human Trafficking: New Law and Next Steps at the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 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 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 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 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.
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 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 received a Turnaround of the Year Award.
Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that it will offer a tax gross-up to employees in a committed same-sex relationship.
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 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 have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in twenty two practice areas.
Eric Schwartz has been appointed Co-Chair of the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group.
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.
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
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.
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 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 W. Werkheiser has been named to the Board of Advisors for the Widener Law Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law.
Kimberly Gill has been chosen for inclusion on the 2012 Delaware Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters/Super Lawyers.
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, 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.
Louis Hering and R. Jason Russell, authored Series LLC – appearing in the April 2012 issue of Practical Law The Journal.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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).
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 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.
UPDATES for 2011
Curtis Miller has been appointed Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
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 served as a panel speaker on the program titled News Rules of Disclosure in Bankruptcy at The Distressed Debt Conference 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 J. Haskins, Curtis Miller and Eric Wilensky will become partners, effective January 1, 2012.
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 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 is the 2011 recipient of the Caleb R. Layton III Service Award.
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.
Michael Houghton has been elected President of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
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.
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 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’ 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 has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that Rick Alexander has been elected Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.
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 served as a featured panelist at the day-long New York City Bar seminar, Securities Litigation & Enforcement: Current Developments & Strategies.
Gil Sparks participated in the Institutional Investor Educational Foundation (IIEF) Roundtable “Shareholder Democracy: Good, Bad or Unimportant?” held in Philadelphia.
Eric Schwartz has been appointed as an officer for the International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Michael Houghton was quoted in The Associated Press article entitled Delaware Among States Eyeing Unclaimed Property published in Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek.
Morris Nichols has been named a Go-To Law Firm for the Nation’s top 500 companies by Corporate Counsel.
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 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 has been named Delaware Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America Guide.
Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that Jay Moffitt and Leslie Polizoti will become partners, effective January 1, 2011.
William Lafferty headed the Morris Nichols trial team that represented eBay Inc. in its successful shareholder dispute against craigslist.
Rick Alexander served as a panelist for the DealLawyers.com Webinar entitled Dissecting the Modern Poison Pill
Rick Alexander wrote State Law Under Proxy Access, an entry that appears on The Conference Board’s Governance Center Blog
Todd Flubacher and Randy Herndon authored Delaware Asset Protection Trusts and Creditors’ Rights featured in the September 2010 edition of Estate Planning magazine.
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 was quoted in the lead article Revamped Law on Unclaimed Property Seeks New Balance published in Delaware Law Weekly.
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.
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 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.
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 served as program moderator for the Third Annual Meeting of TerraLex Americas Insolvency Practice Group.
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 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 presented at the May 2010 meeting of the Chicago Estate Planning Council.
Morris, Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group has been named a finalist for The M&A Advisor‘s Middle-Market Financing Awards.
Lou Hering served as a program panelist at the half-day Delaware State Bar Association CLE seminar.
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.
Rick Alexander, Jack Blumenfeld, Bill Lafferty and Ken Nachbar have been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2010 guide.
Todd Flubacher has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
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 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.
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 authored Planning to Avoid Pitfalls – Asset Protection Trusts Thirteen Years After Enactment featured in the Winter 2010 edition of Delaware Banker magazine.
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 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.
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 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 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 is the recipient of the Delaware State Bar Association’s (DSBA) 2009 Women’s Leadership Award.
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 is the recipient of the 2009 TerraLex Distinguished Service Award.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
IP Law & Business Patent Litigation Survey recognizes Morris Nichols as the leading firm in Delaware for patent litigation.
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.
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 served as a Program speaker for LLCs - Important Case Law Developments 2009 at the American Bar Association(ABA) Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Derek Abbott served as a panel speaker for Capital Markets: Making Bricks without Straw at the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Conference
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 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 has won a Turnaround Atlas Award for its role in the restructuring of Hancock Fabrics, Inc.
Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group was recognized for its role as debtor’s counsel to Big 10 Tire Stores.
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 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
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 was named a finalist in four categories for the Turnaround Atlas Awards 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 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.
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 has been profiled in the feature article Company Man that appears in Delaware Super Lawyers 2009.
Gregory Werkheiser quoted by Reuters reporter Tom Hals in an article related to General Motors Corp’s bankruptcy filing.
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 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.
Robert Dehney was a featured moderator at the Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum.
Eric Schwartz served as a program presenter at the Annual Terralex Americas Regional Meeting.
Rick Alexander spoke on the panel Developments in M&A at the 29th Annual Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute.
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.
Business reorganization and restructuring partner Gregory Werkheiser was a featured author in the Winter 2008/2009 edition of Delaware Lawyer.
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 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.
Partner Derek Abbott was quoted by Bloomberg media in an article about the Tribune Company’s proposed sale of the Chicago Cubs.
Mark Hurd was quoted in a front page article published by the International Financial Law Review.
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.
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 was among the featured faculty panelists speaking at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) M&A seminar.
Michael Houghton was featured in the article, “Delaware High Court’s Input Sought On State’s Escheatment Law” in Corporate Counsel Weekly.
Todd Flubacher and Kimberly Gill were speakers at the 2009 Delaware Tax Institute.
Michael Houghton has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.