Morris Nichols Promotes Zach Haupt and Anthony Raucci to Special Counsel

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Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that Zach Haupt and Anthony Raucci have been promoted to special counsel, effective January 1, 2023.

“Zach and Anthony are outstanding attorneys, who provide our clients with excellent legal advice and service,” said Rodger Smith, chair of the firm’s lawyer development committee. “We congratulate them on this accomplishment and look forward to working together as they continue to progress in their careers.”

Zach Haupt is a trusts and estates attorney. He advises individuals, institutional fiduciaries, private wealth managers, and their counsel on matters involving Delaware trusts and estates.

“Zach is an amazing colleague, and such a talented Delaware trusts attorney,” said Todd Flubacher, head of the firm’s trusts and estates practice. “It’s been a huge pleasure working alongside him these past six years and I look forward to many years ahead.”

Zach is an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Estates and Trusts Section where he serves as Chair for the Section and the Committee Chair for the Electronic Wills and Trusts Committee. He is a member of the Delaware Estate Planning Council and served as an observer for the Uniform Electronic Wills Act Committee. In 2020, Zach was one of 38 members of the inaugural class of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

He joined Morris Nichols in 2016, after earning his LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Zach earned his JD, magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 2009 where he served as articles editor of The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He graduated with a BS in finance and management from the University of Delaware in 2001.

Prior to entering private law practice, Zach was an accountant at a large multi-national facility management company.

Anthony D. Raucci is an intellectual property litigator, focused on district court patent litigation. He has been involved in complex IP cases as both lead and Delaware counsel. Having taken an active role on trial teams, his experience spans many phases of litigation, including initial pleadings through final judgment.

In 2018, he served on the planning committee for the District of Delaware Bench & Bar Conference, and he has worked on various pro bono projects, including as a volunteer advocate through the District of Delaware Federal Civil Panel and Delaware Volunteer Legal Services.

Anthony joined Morris Nichols in 2013. He graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2013, where he served as staff writer and senior articles editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. He earned his BS in nuclear engineering, cum laude, Alpha Nu Sigma Society, from the University of Florida in 2010.

While completing his undergraduate studies, Anthony gained technical industry experience working for two utility companies with nuclear power generation facilities.

Zach and Anthony have both 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.


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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