Law360 Again Deems Morris Nichols a Delaware Regional Powerhouse
Morris Nichols’ collaborative culture continues to drive the firm’s inclusion on Law360’s list of 2022 Regional Powerhouses. The annual list recognizes law firms in nine key states handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom disputes.
From 2021-2022, the firm was involved in closely-watched Delaware cases, including derivative litigation, patent trials, and complex bankruptcy cases. Bill Lafferty, chair of the executive committee, attributed Morris Nichols’ deep experience and frequent appearances in Delaware courts as a reason that clients seek out the firm’s counsel. “The more touches you get, the more calls you get,” he said. “The familiarity keeps people coming back, along with the quality of the product.”
Corporate counseling partner Melissa DiVincenzo told Law360 that Morris Nichols’ collaborative culture helps it provide “thoughtful and thorough advice.” This “cross pollination,” as alternative entities partner Tarik Haskins described it, can help think through “what ifs” before they happen.
Corporate litigator John DiTomo agreed, reflecting, “I’m particularly proud of how seamlessly our corporate advisory and litigation groups work together to provide practical and sophisticated solutions to some of the most complex and cutting-edge issues.”
Intellectual property litigator Jeremy Tigan spoke with Law360 about the Delaware district court activity, which has been “essentially back to normal” after delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to operate “on the cusp” of cutting-edge IP litigation.
In the bankruptcy and restructuring area, Curtis Miller has seen an uptick in the first half of 2022 as liquidity is tightening. With a potential increase in filings on the horizon, he credits the “very experienced and deep bench” on his team. After seeing so many cases in the last uptick, “we know what strategies will work.”
Law360 is a news source for legal intelligence and insight. Each year, the publication highlights organizations and individuals across the legal community with a variety of awards and honors. Delaware was one of nine US regions examined in the Regional Powerhouse series. Winners were chosen based on the percentage of attorneys in the state and the strength of matters handled in the state over the past 12 months.