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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 of US attorneys.  Rankings are based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients. 

Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.  Morris Nichols’ Business Reorganization and Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities and Intellectual Property practices ranked in Band 1.  Donald Isken of the firm’s real estate practice group ranked in Band 1. 

Jack B. Blumenfeld was singled out as Star Individual.  A 'Star' ranking is given to attorneys with exceptional recommendations in their field.  A. Gilchrist Sparks, III was recognized as a Senior Statesman.

In Delaware categories for best practices and attorneys, Chambers USA listed the following rankings:

Business Reorganization and Restructuring (Band 1)

Derek C. Abbott
Robert J. Dehney
Greg W. Werkheiser

Chancery (Band 1)

Jon E. Abramczyk
Mark S. Hurd  
William M. Lafferty 
Kenneth J. Nachbar
A. Gilchrist Sparks, III

Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities (Band 1)

Frederick H. Alexander
Louis G. Hering
A. Gilchrist Sparks, III   
Walter C. Tuthill  
Patricia O. Vella
Jeffrey R. Wolters

Intellectual Property (Band 1)

Jack B. Blumenfeld
Mary B. Graham
Thomas C. Grimm
Julia Heaney
Karen Jacobs
Maryellen Noreika
Rodger Smith

Real Estate

Donald N. Isken (Band 1)  

Chambers USA exclusively lists attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings in the U.S. directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, and commitment. The online version of Chambers USA can be found at www.chambersandpartners.com/usa. Chambers USA 2014 will be published in May 2014