Corporate & Business Litigation

Corporate Litigation Matters

The Group represents corporations, directors, substantial stockholders, partnerships, limited and general partners, and limited liability companies in lawsuits involving challenges to mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions, takeover battles and proxy contests, issues under the Delaware corporate and other business entity statutes, and class and derivative actions asserting breaches of fiduciary duty.  Members of the Group also regularly represent special committees of independent directors in connection with the investigation of potential and pending derivative claims.

Matters of National Significance

Because of the importance of the Delaware corporate law and the Delaware Court of Chancery’s position as the preeminent court in the United States for the resolution of business disputes, the cases in which the Group serves as counsel often involve issues of national significance.  In addition, because Delaware is the chosen state of incorporation for the majority of Fortune 500 corporations, many of the clients that the Group represents are multi-billion dollar national and international corporations, including Viacom Inc., BP Amoco, Wyeth (formerly American Home Products), Hallmark, Unocal Corporation, and Sabre/Travelocity. On a daily basis, members of the Group litigate with and against many of the top lawyers and law firms around the nation.  The attorneys in the Group have argued many of the landmark cases that establish the principles of Delaware corporate law and define the fiduciary duties that govern boards of directors of many of the major corporations in the United States.

Shaping Delaware Corporation Law

In addition to its sophisticated and dynamic litigation practice, the Group also assists the Corporate Law Counseling Group in pre-litigation planning matters such as mergers and acquisitions, conflict transactions, restructurings, and proxy contests and consent solicitations.  The Group also advises special committees charged with reviewing conflict transactions and stockholder derivative claims. Group members play key roles in the drafting and updating of the Delaware General Corporation Law and have testified as expert witnesses on Delaware law issues in courts of other jurisdictions and foreign countries.

Business Litigation Matters

The Group provides a full range of litigation services to national corporate clients and locally-based businesses.  Members of the Litigation Group regularly appear before all of the major Delaware trial and appellate courts, state and federal, local boards and administrative agencies, and before trial and appellate courts nationwide.  The Group’s attorneys represent clients in a wide variety of commercial, contract and employment cases including business disputes of virtually every kind, employment discrimination and sexual harassment, construction, products liability, banking and financial services, contested guardianships and more.

Litigation Group members have recently represented an international company in construction litigation relating to a power plant in Puerto Rico.  Group members have also represented major pharmaceutical companies in connection with several types of product liability claims as well as in class action suits relating to product advertising.  Group attorneys have represented a fiber optic networking company in a groundbreaking case before the Delaware Public Service Commission concerning the ability of telecommunication firms to obtain fair and equal access to utility poles for the installation of networks and the Delaware Insurance Commissioner in litigation related to the breakup of a business affiliation between two large health insurers.  The Group also continues to represent several major companies in connection with product liability claims relating to tobacco products, benzene, vinyl chloride and asbestos. 

Morris Nichols Litigation Suite for Visiting Counsel

The Litigation Suite for visiting counsel features 4,000+ climate-controlled sq. ft., including seven offices, three workstations, two conference rooms, a war room, shelved document prep areas, a fully stocked kitchenette, multiple supply closets, on-site parking, private entry and 24-hour security.  All rooms and workstations are equipped with high-speed Internet access and direct-dial telephone numbers with voicemail.  There is a separate private network to interface with your computers, as well as multiple area printers, scanners and audio-visual equipment.  High-speed black & white and color copiers are also available.  IT support, litigation support and facility services are included.  Courtroom technology set-ups, equipment acquisitions, in-house copy service, courier service, shuttle, food service, and extended HVAC are also available.  Centrally located in downtown Wilmington in the 1201 Building, the Litigation Suite is within walking distance of courthouses and overnight accommodations at the Hotel du Pont and the Wilmington Sheraton Suites.

Attorneys

Kevin M. Coen

Kevin M. Coen

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9301
kcoen@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

John P. DiTomo

John P. DiTomo

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9329
jditomo@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

S. Mark Hurd

S. Mark Hurd

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9354
shurd@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Jay N. Moffitt

Jay N. Moffitt

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9123
jmoffitt@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Donald E. Reid

Donald E. Reid

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9219
dreid@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Matthew R. Clark

Matthew R. Clark

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9660
mclark@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Lindsay M. Kwoka

Lindsay M. Kwoka

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9186
lkwoka@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Richard Li

Richard Li

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9147
rli@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Lauren K. Neal

Lauren K. Neal

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9370
lneal@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Karl G. Randall

Karl G. Randall

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9465
krandall@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Zi-Xiang Shen

Zi-Xiang Shen

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9149
zshen@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Thomas P. Will

Thomas P. Will

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9178
twill@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

News

The Legal 500 Ranks Morris Nichols as a Leading M&A Firm in the United States

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

16 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2015 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 15, 2015) – Sixteen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion to the 2015 Delaware Super Lawyers.  Jack B. Blumenfeld was named to the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, Curtis S. Miller and Matthew R. Clark were recognized as 2015... Continue Reading

2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Morris Nichols Among “Best Law Firms” in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (November 3, 2014) – 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.  The 16 practice... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Morris Nichols in 2015 Rankings

Wilmington, DE (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... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

Wilmington, DE (August 18, 2014) – Twenty-eight attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 50,000 attorneys. Two partners received special recognition as 2015 Delaware Lawyer of the... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (May 19, 2014) – 17 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013. Jack Blumenfeld and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. In addition, attorneys Eric Klinger-Wilensky and Curtis Miller were recognized as 2014... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2014) – The 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty-one Morris Nichols’ attorneys and four practice groups as best in Delaware.  Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and reputations... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (March, 2014) – The Firm congratulates its 21 attorneys who will be included in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Several practices and lawyers are recognized in more than one area. Delaware A Gilchrist Sparks III, Chancery & Corporate /M&A Derek... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Elects Susan Wood Waesco and Kevin Coen as Partners

Wilmington, DE (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. Rick Alexander, Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee, made the announcement. Susan Wood Waesco joined Morris Nichols in 2002 and is a member of... Continue Reading

John DiTomo Featured Author: Corporate & Securities Law Advisor - Third Circuit Strikes Down Delaware's Confidential Arbitration Program

Wilmington, DE (December 31, 2013) – John P. DiTomo, Morris Nichols Corporate and Business Litigation Group member, 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 (Vol.... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Alert Featured on Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

Wilmington, DE (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. The Alert provides an analysis of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (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 in the following 18 practice areas: Administrative/Regulatory Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (August 21, 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.  The firm was noted for 60 individual specialty selections, 22 "Top-Listed" practice specialties, and five individual 2014 Delaware Lawyers... Continue Reading

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

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,... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Tops Delaware in Benchmark Litigation 2013

Wilmington, DE (May 22, 2013) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP 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. Benchmark’s research included competitors who described Morris Nichols litigators... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (May 24, 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.  Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and reputations... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2013) – 22 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013.  Rick Alexander and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (January 7, 2013) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP 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, effective January 1, 2013. Rick Alexander, Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee, made the... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Attorneys Named Delaware “Lawyers of the Year”

Wilmington, DE (October 11, 2012) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell attorneys A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, Jack B. Blumenfeld, and Frederick H. 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... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (August 31, 2012) – 28 Morris Nichols attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in twenty two practice areas. Morris Nichols lawyers were selected for outstanding reputations and distinguished work in their practice areas based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the country,... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (November 16, 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. Those practice areas are Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights,... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – December 10, 2010 – Morris, Nichols Corporate Litigation and Corporate Law Counseling Group Of Counsel and Best Lawyers 2009 Delaware Corporate Lawyer of the Year and 2010 Delaware Lawyer of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Gil Sparks, participated in the Institutional Investor Educational Foundation (IIEF)... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – December 13, 2010 – Morris Nichols’ Corporate and Business Litigation Group partner Jon E. Abramczyk served as a featured panelist at the day-long New York City Bar seminar, Securities Litigation & Enforcement: Current Developments & Strategies, December 8, 2010, held at the New York City Bar in... Continue Reading

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

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

Wilmington, DE - September 14, 2010 - William Lafferty, Morris Nichols Corporate Litigation Group partner, headed the Morris Nichols trial team that represented eBay Inc. in its successful shareholder dispute against craigslist.  The September 9 opinion in favor of eBay by Chancellor William B. Chandler III of the Delaware Court of Chancery... Continue Reading

Lawdragon Names Four Morris Nichols Attorneys Among 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Wilmington, DE – May 13, 2010 – Morris Nichols partners Rick Alexander, Jack Blumenfeld, Bill Lafferty and Ken Nachbar have been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2010 guide, an independent listing of the nation’s most elite attorneys.  Morris Nichols had more honorees than any other Delaware law... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – November 30, 2009 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP lawyers 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.  The firm’s lawyers received three of the six honors recognizing Delaware’s... Continue Reading

Third Circuit Agrees with Sports Leagues' Interpretation of Federal Statute - Morris Nichols Litigation Team Successful in National Sports Leagues Betting Appeal

Wilmington, DE – August 31, 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... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – June 3, 2009 – Corporate and Business Litigation and Corporate Law Counseling Group partner A. Gilchrist Sparks III has been profiled in the feature article Company Man that appears in Pennsylvania (and Delaware) Super Lawyers 2009, released this week.  He is the only Delaware attorney to be so honored. Described... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – June 3, 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. The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics who undertakes a rigorous selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers,... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – June 12, 2009 – The 2009 edition of Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty Morris Nichols’ attorneys and five practice groups as best in Delaware. Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – May 14, 2009 – Excerpts from the Delaware Supreme Court brief filed by Morris Nichols’ Corporate and Business Litigation Group partner 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... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – March 5, 2009 – Morris Nichols corporate and business litigation partner S. Mark Hurd was quoted in a front page article published by the International Financial Law Review that focused on the Delaware Chancery Court decisions AIG and In Re Citigroup. In Delaware courts clear Citigroup and AIG, Mark provided... Continue Reading

S. Mark Hurd Quoted in Front Page Article in the International Financial Law Review that Focused on the Delaware Chancery Court Decisions AIG and In Re Citigroup

Wilmington, DE – February 27, 2009 – Morris Nichols corporate law and M&A partner 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, February 26, 2009.  Rick was joined... Continue Reading

Events

800 Years of Magna Carta

6.19.2015 in London, United Kingdom - Corporate & Business Litigation
by William M. Lafferty

To commemorate 800 years of the Magna Carta, The University of Oxford and The University of Pennsylvania Law School, together with Skadden and Erskine Chambers, will host a celebration of this historic document which established basic liberties in England in 1215. Casting great influence on modern law, Magna Carta principles are echoed in the... Continue Reading

Delaware Law Developments 2015: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

On June 4, 2015, the Practising Law Institute hosts the day-long CLE program, “Delaware Law Developments 2015: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know” in New York City. This annual program focuses on the important Delaware corporate law developments over the past year and practical impacts on corporate or legal practice.  Morris... Continue Reading

Recent Developments in Delaware Corporate Law: Transactional and Litigation Perspectives

5.28.2015 in Wilmington, DE - Corporate & Business Litigation
by Susan Wood Waesco

The Delaware State Bar Association hosts a half-day CLE program covering “Recent Developments in Delaware Corporate Law: Transactional and Litigation Perspectives” on May 28, 2015. Morris Nichols partner Susan Wood Waesco will participate in a panel discussion on “Corporate Litigation from Start to Finish.”  Panelists... Continue Reading

35th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute

From April 30 to May 1, 2015, the Northwestern University School of Law hosts the 35th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute.  Established in memory of Ray Garrett Jr., chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the conference brings together senior officials from the SEC, private practitioners and... Continue Reading

27th Tulane Corporate Law Institute

3.19.2015 through 3.20.2015 in New Orleans, LA - Corporate Counseling, Corporate & Business Litigation

Morris Nichols attorneys will attend the 27th Tulane Corporate Law Institute from March 19 to 20, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.  Recognized as one of the premier M&A, corporate and securities law conferences, the Tulane Corporate Law Institute gathers Delaware Supreme Court and Court of Chancery judiciary, prominent corporate counsel as well as... Continue Reading

2nd Annual Northeast M&A and Private Equity Forum

Thomson Reuters will host the 2nd Annual Northeast M&A and Private Equity Forum in Boston on Dec. 3, 2014.  Morris Nichols is a sponsor and partners Andrew M. Johnston and R. Judson Scaggs, Jr. will participate as faculty. The program will showcase collective insight on trends, issues and challenges on deal activity and transactions in... Continue Reading

10th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum

Thomson Reuters will host the 10th Annual Southeastern M&A/Private Equity Forum in Atlanta on Oct. 2, 2014. Morris Nichols is a sponsor. Morris Nichols partners, Andrew M. Johnston and R.J. Scaggs, Jr. will participate in the panel discussion “Key Developments in Delaware Fiduciary Duty and M&A”. The session will cover recent... Continue Reading

Webinar: Appraisal Rights: A Changing World

Morris Nichols partners John DiTomo and Eric Klinger-Wilensky will serve as panelists for a webcast entitled “Appraisal Rights: A Changing World”, on May 13, 2014, from 2:00PM-2:45PM. Eric and John will be joined on the panel by Lisa Stark, a partner at Berger Harris. Learn from leading experts about how appraisal rights work in a... Continue Reading

ABA Webinar: Great Hill Equity Partners and the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A: You Mean We Sold that Too?

Morris Nichols partners John P. DiTomo and Patricia O. Vella spoke in the ABA webinar, “Great Hill Equity Partners and the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A: You Mean We Sold that Too?” The program, hosted by the ABA Private Equity/Venture Capital Committee, focused on this significant Delaware Court of Chancery case that held under... Continue Reading

DSBA Seminar: Your Law Practice – Staying on the Right Side of the Rules

10.1.2013 in Wilmington, DE - Corporate & Business Litigation
by R. Judson Scaggs, Jr.

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,... Continue Reading

10th Annual Institute on Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance

Bill Lafferty, Morris Nichols corporate and business litigation group partner, will serve as a member of the Institute Faculty at the 10th Annual Institute on Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance at the New York City Bar, New York City, September 27, 2013, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM., and will speak on the Corporate Law & Governance... Continue Reading

PLI M&A Litigation 2013

Bill Lafferty, Morris Nichols corporate and business litigation group partner, will serve as Institute Faculty and will speak on the New Trends in Controlling Stockholder Litigation panel at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) half-day program M&A Litigation 2013 at the PLI Center in New York City, June 27, 2013. The on-site seminar will... Continue Reading

9th Annual Institute on Corporate Securities and Related Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions

Bill Lafferty, Morris Nichols corporate and business litigation group partner, will serve as Institute Faculty and will speak on the Delaware Law Issues in M&A panel at the 9th Annual Institute on Corporate Securities & Related Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions at the New York City Bar, New York City, September 20-21, 2012. Among the... Continue Reading

2012 ABA Annual Meeting

Rick Alexander, Ken Nachbar, Lou Hering and Tarik Haskins served as program speakers for The Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) at the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 3-5, 2012. Rick’s program, Dual Class Stock: Value Enhancer or Corporate Governance Killer? discussed the rational for the Dual Class... Continue Reading

PLI M&A Litigation 2012

Bill Lafferty, Morris Nichols corporate and business litigation group partner, will serve as Institute Faculty and will speak on the Litigating Over Alleged Process Flaws in M&A Deals panel at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) daylong program M&A Litigation 2012 at the PLI Center in New York City, June 28, 2012. The onsite seminar... Continue Reading

PLI Delaware Law Developments 2012: What All Business Lawyers Need To Know

Bill Lafferty, Morris Nichols corporate and business litigation group partner, will serve as Institute Faculty and will speak on the Recent Developments in Delaware Law panel at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) daylong program Delaware Law Developments 2012:  What All Business Lawyers Need To Know at the PLI Center in New York City,... Continue Reading

DSBA Presentation: Service of Process Under the Hague Convention

9.22.2011 in Wilmington, DE - Corporate & Business Litigation
by Karl G. Randall

Karl Randall, Morris Nichols Corporate Litigation Group associate, will present Service of Process Under the Hague Convention at the meeting of the International Section of the Delaware State Bar Association on Thursday, September 22, 2011, in Wilmington, Delaware. The presentation will focus on the various methods of service that are possible... Continue Reading

31st Annual Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute

Morris Nichols Corporate & Business Litigation Group partner Bill Lafferty, and Corporate Law Counseling Group partner and practice group coordinator Jeffrey Wolters will present at the 31st Annual Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, April 28 – 29, 2011. As a... Continue Reading

PLI M&A Litigation 2011

Bill Lafferty, Morris Nichols Corporate & Business Litigation Group partner and recent inductee to the American College of Trial Lawyers, will serve as Institute Faculty and will speak on the panel Defending and Defeating Poison Pills at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) M&A Litigation 2011 seminar, April 8, 2011, in New York City. ... Continue Reading

Weinberg Center 2010 Annual Corporate Governance Conference

A. Gilchrist Sparks III, Morris Nichols Corporate Litigation and Corporate Law Counseling Group of counsel, will serve as a faculty speaker and panelist at the University of Delaware’s Weinberg Center 2010 Annual Corporate Governance Conference, November 12, 2010, in Newark, Del.  The Conference will focus on corporate governance... Continue Reading

PLI Delaware Law Developments 2010: What All Business Lawyers Need To Know

Morris Nichols corporate and business litigation group partner Bill Lafferty will serve as Institute Faculty and speak on the Delaware Law Developments 2010:  What All Business Lawyers Need to Know panel at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) daylong program at the PLI Center in New York City, May 6, 2010.  The seminar will be... Continue Reading

6th Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions

Morris Nichols Corporate & Business Litigation Group partner Bill Lafferty will serve as Institute Faculty and speak 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, at the New York City Bar in New York, September 23 - 25,... Continue Reading

PLI Delaware Law Developments 2009: What All Business Lawyers Need To Know

Morris Nichols Corporate Litigation and Corporate Law Counseling Group partner A. Gilchrist Sparks III will serve as a faculty panelist at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) seminar What All Business Lawyers Must Know About Delaware Law Developments 2009 in New York City, May 21, 2009.  The panel will be broadcast live online. Panel topics... Continue Reading

Tulane University Law School 21st Annual Corporate Law Institute

Morris Nichols corporate law and M&A partner Rick Alexander will serve as a faculty member and moderate 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, New Orleans, April 2-3, 2009.  Joining Rick is co-moderator Eileen... Continue Reading

31st Annual Securities Regulation and Business Law Conference

Morris Nichols partners Andrew Johnston and R.J. Scaggs, Jr. will speak at the 31st Annual Securities Regulation and Business Law Conference, February 12-13, in Dallas, Texas on a panel entitled: The Ins and Outs In Drafting MAC Clauses, Termination Rights and Other Heavily Litigated Provisions in Transactional Agreements.  Joining them on the... Continue Reading

Publications

The Expansion of the Delaware Court of Chancery's Jurisdiction to Adjudicate or Mediate Certain “Technology Disputes”—An Evolution, Not a Revolution

Michael Houghton, William M. Lafferty, Andrew H. Lippstone, “The Expansion of the Delaware Court of Chancery’s Jurisdiction to Adjudicate or Mediate Certain ‘Technology Disputes’—An Evolution, Not a Revolution,”...

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