Morris Nichols Promotes Three Talented Women Attorneys

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Megan Dellinger and Lauren Neal have been invited to become partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2022, and Tammy Mann will be promoted to special counsel.

“We are thrilled to promote Megan, Lauren, and Tammy. They are exceptionally talented attorneys with a deep commitment to client service,” said Bill Lafferty, chair of the firm’s executive committee. “All three women started their careers at Morris Nichols, and I’m honored to congratulate them on this milestone.”

“These promotions demonstrate the firm’s commitment to elevating women and other diverse professionals to leadership positions throughout the firm,” said Tarik Haskins, chair of Morris Nichols’ diversity committee. “In the last five years, the majority of our attorney promotions have been diverse attorneys. Today, we celebrate Megan, Lauren, and Tammy’s accomplishments and look forward to continuing to provide opportunities for advancement.”

Megan E. Dellinger focuses on patent infringement litigation. She represents clients in a variety of technological fields, particularly the pharmaceutical and chemical arts. Her experience also includes inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. Megan has been involved in all phases of litigation, including motions practice, discovery, trial, and appeal.

Megan joined Morris Nichols in 2012 as a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation group. She earned her JD, Order of the Coif, in 2012 from the University of Virginia School of Law where she served as an executive editor of the Virginia Law Review. She earned her BS in chemistry from the College of William & Mary in 2005.

Prior to attending law school, Megan worked as a research and development chemist for a specialty chemical manufacturer, developing new synthetic products and optimizing existing manufacturing processes.

Lauren K. Neal is a corporate and commercial litigator with extensive experience in the Delaware Court of Chancery, including significant trial experience. She also litigates appeals before the Delaware Supreme Court and the Third Circuit, and complex cases in the Delaware Superior Court and the US District Court for the District of Delaware.

Lauren joined Morris Nichols in 2013 as a member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Litigation group. She graduated cum laude in 2013 from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she served as a lead articles editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review.  She earned her BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Franklin & Marshall College in 2010.

Tamara K. Mann is a bankruptcy and restructuring attorney, focusing on chapter 11 business bankruptcy, reorganization and restructuring. She represents international, national and regional clients, including debtors, official and ad hoc committees, asset purchasers, debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, petitioning creditors in involuntary bankruptcy filings, and other parties in interest.

Tammy joined Morris Nichols in 2011 as a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring group. She is a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. While at UVA Law, she served as senior editor of the Virginia Tax Review and was a member of the Black Law Students Association. Tammy earned her BA, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Loyola University Maryland in 2008.

Megan, Lauren, and Tammy have all been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch which recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.


About Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

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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