D. McKinley (Mac) Measley

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Rising star Mac Measley garners praise from market sources, one of whom praises his “very broad and expert knowledge of the law and how it intersects with business corporations.

Mac is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and litigates corporate, alternative entity, and commercial disputes in the state and federal courts in Delaware. Mac is a former judicial law clerk on the Delaware Court of Chancery for Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb.

His matters often involve shareholder class actions, derivative lawsuits, disputes among boards of directors and large stockholders, contests for control of corporations or alternative entities, litigation among parties to merger agreements, and post-closing contract disputes involving claims to funds held in escrow and related tort claims. Mac’s recent matters also include statutory proceedings such as director and stockholder books and records demands, ratification proceedings, dissolution litigation, and appraisal matters.

Mac has litigated a variety of cases involving important developments in Delaware law, including:

  • The MFW doctrine – Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., 88 A.3d 635 (Del. 2014), Nicholas Olenik v. Frank A. Lodzinski, et al., C.A. No. 2017-0414-JRS (Del. Ch. July 20, 2018), IRA Trust of FBO Bobbie Ahmed et al. v. David Crane et al., C.A. No. 12742-CB (Del. Ch. Jan. 26, 2018);
  • Stock reclassification matters – In re Google Inc. Class C S’holder Litig., C.A. No. 7469-VCG, IRA Trust of FBO Bobbie Ahmed et al. v. David Crane et al., C.A. No. 12742-CB (Del. Ch. Jan. 26, 2018);
  • Fraud claims based on “extra-contractual” representations – ChyronHego Corp. v. Cliff Wight, C.A. No. 2017-0548-SC (Del. Ch. July 31, 2018), Anvil Holding Corp. v. Iron Acquisition Co., C.A. No. 7975-VCP (Del. Ch. May 17, 2013); and
  • Judicial ratification under 8 Del. C. § 205 – Michael DePinto et al. v. John S. Stafford et al., C.A. No. 10742-CB.

Honors

  • Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers, Ranked for Chancery in Delaware (2020)
  • The Legal 500 US, Mentioned for mergers and acquisitions litigation defense work (2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Selected as a leading Delaware attorney for M&A litigation (2019-2021)
  • Delaware Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star in business litigation (2016-2020)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Featured as a Delaware “Future Star” (2017-2020)

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31 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021

Wilmington, DE (August 20, 2020) – Thirty-one Morris Nichols attorneys were recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 67,000 eligible attorneys. Five Morris Nichols attorneys received “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted with an asterisk below). This... Continue Reading

The Legal 500 Identifies Morris Nichols Among Leading U.S. Law Firms for M&A

Wilmington, DE (June 10, 2020) – The Legal 500 United States today released its 2020 edition, ranking Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in its nationwide guide to the foremost law firms in the United States. Legal 500 sources report, “The firm has a great reputation and the attorneys are respected for the results they obtain in... Continue Reading

14 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 28, 2020) – Fourteen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2020 Delaware Super Lawyers. Ken Nachbar and Bill Lafferty appear on the “Top 10” list recognizing the Delaware lawyers who received the highest point totals – with Bill designated as the “Number One” attorney on the Top 10. In... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practices; 24 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among Leading Delaware Practitioners

Wilmington, DE (April 23, 2020) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP appears in the top tier in four Delaware practice categories in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business released today. The prestigious Chambers guide has consistently ranked Morris Nichols as a Band 1 law firm for Delaware... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Morris Nichols Delaware Litigation Presence in 2020 Guide

Wilmington, DE (September 25, 2019) – The 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation’s guide to the leading U.S. litigation law firms again recognizes Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in the top “Highly Recommended” band for Delaware law firms. The guide notes that Morris Nichols “has established itself as one of the most respected... Continue Reading

35 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2019) – Thirty-five Morris Nichols attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 94,000 eligible attorneys. Seven firm attorneys received “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted with an asterisk below).... Continue Reading

15 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2019 Delaware Super Lawyers

Fifteen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2019 Delaware Super Lawyers.  Derek C. Abbott and William M. Lafferty appear on the “Top 10” list recognizing the Delaware lawyers who received the highest point totals – with Bill designated as the “Number One” attorney on the Top 10. In addition,... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Ranks Morris Nichols in 2019 Guide

Wilmington, DE (November 14, 2018) – Benchmark Litigation has released its annual legal directory focusing exclusively on the litigation and disputes market. The 2019 edition again ranks Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in the top “Highly Recommended” band for Delaware law firms. Nine Morris Nichols attorneys were ranked as leading... Continue Reading

33 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2018) – Thirty-three attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 87,000 eligible attorneys. Three firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations... Continue Reading

17 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 18, 2018) – Seventeen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in 2018 Delaware Super Lawyers.  William M. Lafferty was ranked number one on the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, Kimberly Gill McKinnon, D. McKinley (Mac) Measley, Andrew R. Remming, and... Continue Reading

16 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 12, 2017) – Sixteen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion to the 2017 Delaware Super Lawyers list.  William M. Lafferty was named to the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, Kimberly Gill McKinnon, D. McKinley (Mac) Measley, and Curtis S. Miller were... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Morris Nichols in 2017 Rankings

Wilmington, DE (October 24, 2016) – Benchmark Litigation has released its 10th anniversary guide to the leading litigation firms in the United States. The 2017 publication again ranked Morris Nichols “Highly Recommended” for Delaware with Benchmark noting the firm’s reputation “one of the most respected presences in the Delaware legal... Continue Reading

17 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2016 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 13, 2016) – Seventeen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion to the 2016 Delaware Super Lawyers list.  Jack B. Blumenfeld was named to the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, D. McKinley (Mac) Measley, Curtis S. Miller, and Matthew R. Clark were recognized as... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Elects Mac Measley, Andrew Remming, Jason Russell as Partners; Karl Randall as Special Counsel

Wilmington, DE (January 4, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Mac Measley, Andrew Remming and Jason Russell have been elected partners, and that Karl Randall has been promoted to special counsel, effective January 1, 2016. “We are proud to congratulate Mac, Andrew, Jason, and Karl on reaching these... Continue Reading

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