Corporate & Business Litigation

“The team at this stellar Delaware firm continues to impress in the biggest cases before the Court of Chancery.” - Chambers USA 2012

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

Donald E. Reid

Donald E. Reid

Partner

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

Matthew R. Clark

Matthew R. Clark

Special Counsel

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

Andrew S. Golden

Andrew S. Golden

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9105
agolden@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Coleen W. Hill

Coleen W. Hill

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9489
chill@mnat.com
Corporate & Business Litigation

Richard Li

Richard Li

Associate

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

Daniel T. Menken

Daniel T. Menken

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9475
dmenken@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

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

Morris Nichols Ranked in Twenty-Four Practice Areas in U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2018) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been recognized in twenty-four practice areas in the 2019 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”  Once again, the firm was selected for inclusion in the national category for “Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions” and a variety of... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Welcomes Four New Attorneys

Wilmington, DE (October 3, 2018) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to welcome four new attorneys.  The additions include three recent judicial clerks and one experienced bankruptcy lawyer. “We are delighted to have four accomplished young lawyers join Morris Nichols,” said hiring partner Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky. ... Continue Reading

Law360 Names Morris Nichols a Delaware Regional Powerhouse

Wilmington, DE (September 4, 2018) – Law360 released its list of 2018 Regional Powerhouses, recognizing Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP among the top Delaware law firms. “With roots dating back to the Great Depression,” Morris Nichols “earned its place in the high-stakes and demanding legal climate of Delaware by taking on major... 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

The Legal 500 Ranks Morris Nichols Among Top U.S. Law Firms for M&A

Wilmington, DE (May 31, 2018) – The Legal 500 United States 2018 has ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in its nationwide guide to the leading law firms in the United States. This is the fourth year in a row that Morris Nichols earned recognition in two mergers and acquisitions categories—“Dispute resolution: M&A:... 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

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Morris Nichols as Top-Tier Delaware Law Firm

Wilmington, DE (May 3, 2018) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been ranked Band 1 in four Delaware practice categories in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm was ranked in the highest tier for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Associates Admitted to Practice in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (December 13, 2017) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce nine attorneys associated with the firm were admitted to the Delaware bar on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. “We congratulate these new attorneys upon reaching this milestone,” said Morris Nichols hiring partner Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky. “The... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Ranked in Twenty Practice Areas in U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2018

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2017) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been recognized in twenty practice areas in the 2018 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." In the 2018 rankings, the firm was once again selected for inclusion in the national category for “Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions” as well as a... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Nine Morris Nichols Litigators in 2018 Guide

Wilmington, DE (October 17, 2017) – Benchmark Litigation has released its 2018 guide to the leading U.S. litigation law firms. Once again, Benchmark ranked Morris Nichols in the “Highly Recommended” band for Delaware, with peers noting the firm is a top player in the First State. Nine Morris Nichols attorneys were ranked as leading Delaware... Continue Reading

32 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2017) – Thirty-two attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 83,000 eligible attorneys. Six firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted... Continue Reading

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

Wilmington, DE (May 31, 2017) – The Legal 500 United States 2017 results have been released and once again “top-notch firm” Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP ranks among leading U.S. law firms in two M&A categories. The Legal 500 US ranking tables organize various practice areas into a single national ranking, spotlighting law... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practice Areas; 23 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 26, 2017) – The 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business again 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 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

Morris Nichols Elects Ryan Stottmann and Jeremy Tigan as Partners

Wilmington, DE (January 3, 2017) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Ryan Stottmann and Jeremy Tigan have been elected partners effective January 1, 2017. “We are delighted to welcome Ryan and Jeremy to the partnership and congratulate them on this significant career accomplishment,” said Rodger D. Smith II,... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Associates Admitted to Practice in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (December 14, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce nine attorneys were sworn-in to the Delaware bar on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. “We are pleased to congratulate these talented individuals and welcome them to the Morris Nichols team,” said hiring partner Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky. “The... Continue Reading

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Morris Nichols Among “Best Law Firms” in 2017 Guide

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2016) – U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has once again ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in its annual guide of the “Best Law Firms.” In the 2017 edition, the firm was selected for inclusion in the national category for “Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions” as well as a diverse array of Delaware... 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

31 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2016) – Thirty attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys. Six firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted... Continue Reading

The Legal 500 Recognizes Morris Nichols as a Leading M&A Law Firm

Wilmington, DE (June 15, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been ranked as a leading M&A law firm in The Legal 500 United States 2016. Now in its tenth edition, the U.S. guide organizes various practice areas into a single national ranking to highlight firms with a national presence in sophisticated and complex... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practice Areas; 25 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 27, 2016) – The 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business again 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-five Morris... 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

Don Parsons Q&A Featured in The Deal’s Corporate Control Alert

This month’s Corporate Control Alert features an in-depth Q&A interview with former Vice Chancellor and Morris Nichols senior counsel Donald F. Parsons, Jr.  Reflecting on his 12 years on the Chancery bench, Don discusses the Court’s evolving approach to M&A-related fiduciary duty litigation and several important cases from his tenure,... Continue Reading

Six Morris Nichols Partners Listed Among Best Lawyers 2016 Women in the Law

Wilmington, DE (May 3, 2016) – Six partners from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP have been included in Best Lawyers Business Edition’s list of 2016 Women in the Law. Featuring peer-nominated attorneys in 140 practice areas, the list is part of the inaugural Best Lawyers Business Edition publication, produced in collaboration with the... Continue Reading

Who’s Who Legal 100 Features Morris Nichols Among Leading Corporate Law Firms

Wilmington, DE (April 29, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been selected as one of the top twenty corporate law firms in the 2016 edition of The Who’s Who Legal 100.  Featuring law firms renowned for the experience of their attorneys across a board range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and... Continue Reading

Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr. Joins Morris Nichols

Wilmington, DE (February 17, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that former Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr. will be joining the firm as Senior Counsel in March 2016. Vice Chancellor Parsons retired from the Delaware Court of Chancery in October 2015. During his tenure on the bench, Vice Chancellor... Continue Reading

Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2016 Names Nine Morris Nichols Attorneys

Wilmington, DE (February 8, 2016) – Nine Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partners will be listed in Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2016. Jon Abramczyk, Frederick Alexander, Melissa DiVincenzo, Andrew Johnston, William Lafferty, Kenneth Nachbar, Gil Sparks, Patricia Vella, and Jeffrey Wolters have all been identified as leaders... 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

Morris Nichols Increases Associate Salaries to $160,000

Wilmington, DE (December 14, 2015) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s starting salary for first-year Associates will increase from $145,000 to $160,000, effective January 1, 2016.  “We are proud to be a consistent market leader here in Delaware,” said hiring partner Megan... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Associates Admitted to Practice in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (December 9, 2015) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce six attorneys were sworn-in to the Delaware bar on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.   “We are proud to congratulate this talented group of new attorneys,” said hiring partner Megan Ward Cascio.  “Their impressive academic performance and... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Participates in Taiwan Corporate Governance Association’s 2015 International Summit on Corporate Governance

Wilmington, DE (November 16, 2015) – In early November, the Taiwan Corporate Governance Association hosted the 11th Annual International Corporate Governance Summit, a two-day event in Taipei focused on strengthening internal and external corporate governance mechanisms. Members of the Delaware corporate governance community played prominent... Continue Reading

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Recognizes Morris Nichols in 2016 “Best Law Firms” Guide

Wilmington, DE (November 2, 2015) – U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has once again ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in its annual guide of the “Best Law Firms.” In the 2016 edition, the firm was selected for inclusion in a diverse array of bankruptcy, corporate, intellectual property, and trust law practice areas in Delaware. The... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation 2016 Ranks Morris Nichols Among Top Delaware Firms

Wilmington, DE (October 15, 2015) – Today, Benchmark Litigation unveiled its 2016 guide to the leading litigation firms in the United States. The publication again ranked Morris Nichols “Highly Recommended” for Delaware. Benchmark sources report, “When it comes to Delaware Chancery litigation, they are the best.” In addition to the... Continue Reading

30 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

Wilmington, DE (August 17, 2015) – Thirty attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys. Jack B. Blumenfeld was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Litigation-Intellectual... Continue Reading

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 Morris Nichols... Continue Reading

Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2015 Recognizes Morris Nichols Attorneys

Wilmington, DE (May 15, 2015) – Seven Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partners have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2015. Through client and peer research, the independent guide evaluates hundreds of attorneys worldwide to identify leaders in the field.  The publication highlights the “considerable... 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 Year: Jack... 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 Delaware... 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 of US... 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

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 of the... 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 of US... 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 areas who... 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, according... 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

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 Delaware’s plan to... 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, independent... 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 reputations of US... 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

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Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Significant Opinion on Corporate Creditors; Addresses Fiduciary Duties, Standing, and Measure of Insolvency

In an opinion issued on May 4, 2015, Quadrant Structured Products Co., Ltd. v. Vertin, the Court of Chancery provided important guidance to distressed Delaware corporations and their creditors.  Among other things, the Court (i) summarized...

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