Law360 Names Morris Nichols a Delaware Regional Powerhouse

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Law360 released its list of 2021 Regional Powerhouses, once again naming Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP among the law firms excelling in the First State.

In 2020 and 2021, Morris Nichols overcame challenges presented by the global pandemic, relying on its “expertise and long-standing reputation as a leading firm in Delaware’s sophisticated legal market.“ Morris Nichols partner and executive committee chair Bill Lafferty reflected, ”Our clients were dealing with uncertainty, and they wanted to get rock-solid advice about what to do and how to get through the craziness.”

The strong experience of the team helped the firm manage through a bustling and uncertain period. ”People acted professionally and figured out how to work remotely on the fly,” Bill added.

In the past year, Morris Nichols highlights included a hectic pace of corporate bankruptcy cases, busted mergers and acquisitions cases before the Delaware Court of Chancery, counseling on force majeure clauses and other novel pandemic-related issues, and navigating virtual patent bench trials. ”There is not too much we haven’t seen and not too much we haven’t dealt with dozens of times,” noted bankruptcy/restructuring partner Curtis Miller.

This Delaware acumen was an asset to clients and co-counsel alike. ”There is a Morris Nichols way that involves professionalism and dedication that sets us apart from others,” said alternative entities and transactions partner Tarik Haskins.

As Bill told Law360, Very sophisticated questions arose while we were all adjusting to new work routines and juggling priorities at home... . It’s been a great team effort to overcome these challenges. We’re only as good as the people we work with, and I’m very proud of the people I work with.”

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 eight 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.


Recognized as Delaware’s premier law firm, Morris Nichols handles bet-the-company, high-stakes matters in the four key areas of corporate litigation, alternative entities and corporate counseling, bankruptcy and restructuring, and intellectual property litigation. The firm is regularly involved as lead counsel or co-counsel in matters of national and international significance, as well as those affecting its immediate community.

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