The Legal 500 US Recognizes Morris Nichols Among Leading M&A Law Firms

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The Legal 500 US

Today, The Legal 500 United States released its 2022 guide to the foremost US law firms, once again distinguishing Morris Nichols among elite M&A firms with a national presence and reputation for handling sophisticated work.

“Morris Nichols has a unique ability to advise on extremely complex matters with tremendous efficiency and facility and to advise on nuanced questions of Delaware law with a great depth of experience,” says one Legal 500 source.

Once again, Morris Nichols ranks in two Legal 500 tables for “Dispute resolution: M&A: litigation: defense” and “M&A/corporate and commercial: Delaware counsel.”

“Their advice is not just legally excellent but is incredibly practical,” one client tells Legal 500, commending the M&A litigation group’s “excellent judgment as to when it makes sense to litigate an issue aggressively and when it makes sense to look for a less aggressive solution.”

Whether working alongside national firms or serving as lead counsel, Legal 500 sources highly-regard Morris Nichols’ “deep expertise in all matters relating to Delaware corporate law and governance,” and value the firm’s commitment and team dynamics, noting they are “unparalleled in their dedication to service and collaboration.”

More than a dozen attorneys from the “excellent” Morris Nichols team are mentioned in the 2022 guide for their work in M&A litigation, corporate and commercial law. In the “Dispute resolution: M&A: litigation: defense” practice area, Bill Lafferty is ranked as “Leading Lawyer” and Ken Nachbar earns “Hall of Fame” recognition awarded to individuals who are at the pinnacle of the profession and have received consistent praise from their clients for continued excellence. In the “M&A/corporate and commercial: Delaware counsel” practice area, Melissa DiVincenzo, Lou Hering, and Jeff Wolters are named among “Leading Lawyers” and Jason Russell is the sole attorney recognized as a “Next Generation Partner.”

Dispute resolution: M&A: litigation: defense

M&A/corporate and commercial: Delaware counsel


Published for more than 30 years, The Legal 500 provides comprehensive worldwide analysis of the capabilities of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. Research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers with experience in the legal market.


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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