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

Wilmington, DE (August 24, 2011) – David Ley Hamilton, Morris Nichols Commercial Law Counseling Group partner and firm Executive Committee member, and associate 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... Continue Reading

Michael Houghton Elected President of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Wilmington, DE (July 13, 2011) – Morris Nichols banking, regulatory and commercial law counseling partner and Best Lawyers 2009 Delaware Banking Lawyer of the Year Michael Houghton has been elected President of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (Uniform Law Commission (ULC)).  The two-year appointment was made at the organization’s 119th Annual Meeting in Vail,... Continue Reading

Jack Blumenfeld Ranked Number One in Delaware Among World's Foremost Patent Litigators

Wilmington, DE – May 16, 2011 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partner 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.  Morris Nichols’ Intellectual Property Litigation Group was also top-ranked.  The rankings are the product of a four... Continue Reading

Bill Lafferty Elected Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers

Wilmington, DE – March 8, 2011 – Bill Lafferty, Morris Nichols Corporate and Business Litigation Group partner, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  The College is widely considered to be among the most prestigious legal associations in America, with Fellowship extended by invitation only to those trial lawyers with a minimum of 15 years trial... Continue Reading

Rick Alexander Elected Chair of Morris Nichols Executive Committee

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Wilmington, DE (January 5, 2011) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Rick Alexander has been elected Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Alexander is a partner in the firm’s Delaware Corporate Law Counseling Group.  He was recently named Best Lawyers’ 2011 Delaware M&A Lawyer of the Year. Rick succeeds Jack B.... Continue Reading

Eric Schwartz Appointed as an Officer for American Bankruptcy Institute's International Committee

Wilmington, DE – December 3, 2010 – Morris Nichols business reorganization and restructuring partner Eric Schwartz has been appointed as an officer for the International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).  The ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency.  Founded in 1982 to provide... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – November 18, 2010 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been recognized as the top Delaware law firm for patent litigation by Corporate Counsel magazine in its 2010 Patent Litigation Survey.  Published annually by American Lawyer Media, the Patent Litigation Survey ranks the top patent litigation practices nationally according to number of active cases. Click here... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE – November 18, 2010 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been named a Go-To Law Firm for the Nation’s top 500 companies by Corporate Counsel magazine in the areas of Intellectual Property, Corporate Transactions/Mergers & Acquisitions and International law. The Go-To Law Firms were chosen from an American Lawyer Media (ALM) national survey of General... Continue Reading

BusinessWeek Quotes Michael Houghton: Delaware Among States Eyeing Unclaimed Property

Wilmington, DE – November 29, 2010 – Michael Houghton, Morris Nichols banking, regulatory and Commercial Law Counseling Group partner and Best Lawyers’ 2009 Banking Lawyer of the Year was quoted in The Associated Press article entitled Delaware Among States Eyeing Unclaimed Property published today in Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek. The article highlights Delaware's substantial reliance on... 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 found that the controlling stockholders and directors of... Continue Reading