Morris Nichols handles high-profile case, Associated Aviation Underwriters v. United Aircraft Corporation.
Morris Nichols begins representation of Howard Hughes' aircraft corporation, through to settling Hughes' estate in the 1980s.
On March 18, 1966, Hugh Morris passed away in his apartment, just a few weeks shy of his 89th birthday.
Morris Nichols begins work on landmark antitrust case for Outboard Marine Corporation involving a control system for powerboats.
Name partner Alex Nichols retires after 45 years with the Firm.
Marguerite A. Conan became Morris Nichols’ first female partner in 1979, and served as the first chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Section on Women and the Law after that Section’s creation in March 1983.
Beginning in the 1980s, Morris Nichols represents Coca-Cola in litigation with bottlers over cost of sugar and use of artificial sweeteners.
Morris Nichols represents Texaco board through bankruptcy and defeats Carl Icahn's bid for hostile takeover.
Morris Nichols represents Data General, wins landmark patent case against RCA.
Morris Nichols successfully represents Unocal against corporate raider T. Boone Pickens.
Judge William T. Allen left Morris Nichols in 1985 to join the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Justice Randy J. Holland left Morris Nichols in 1986 to join the Delaware Supreme Court bench.
Morris Nichols partners David Drexler, Lewis S. Black, Jr. and A. Gilchrist (Gil) Sparks, III write Delaware Corporation Law and Practice, the definitive work on Delaware corporation law, published by LexisNexis.
Chancellor William B. Chandler III left Morris Nichols to join the Delaware Superior Court in 1985. He went on to join the Delaware Court of Chancery in 1989.
DuPont was launching a joint venture between its thirty-year-old pharmaceutical operation and Merck & Company. The transaction was challenging not only because of the billions of dollars at stake, but also because it required the working out of hundreds of unusually complicated details.
Morris Nichols represents Merck in trade secrets case. Wins injunction in the Court of Chancery in May 1999 and prevails in subsequent appeal.
Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr. left Morris Nichols in 2003 to join the Delaware Court of Chancery bench.
Morris Nichols serves as counsel Rouge Industries through Chapter 11 filing and $285 million sale to Russian steel producer Severstal.
Morris Nichols represents Roy Disney and Stanley Gold in defending claims by shareholders of The Walt Disney Company challenging severance payments made to Michael Ovitz.
Morris Nichols acted as Delaware counsel in two of the largest M&A deals of 2006.
Morris Nichols acted as Delaware counsel to TPG in forming TPG Partners VI, L.P., which was one of the largest private equity funds in history with committed capital of more than $18 billion.
Morris Nichols serves as Delaware counsel to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in three of its largest acquisitions, involving Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
Morris Nichols represented Family Dollar Stores Inc. in high-profile, $8.5 billion deal with Dollar Tree.
Judge Maryellen Noreika left Morris Nichols to join the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in 2018.
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