Shareholder Class & Derivative Litigation


As shapers of Delaware corporate law, clients and counsel routinely turn to us to handle their most complex and sophisticated corporate disputes, including shareholder class and derivative cases before the Delaware Court of Chancery.

We have a distinguished track record in representing boards of directors, special committees and acquirors in shareholder class and derivative actions challenging mergers, acquisitions, going private transactions, and other disputes involving Delaware corporations, master limited partnerships, limited liability corporations, and other alternative entities.


  • Media Mention, 06.12.2024

    In the 2024 edition, Morris Nichols again appears in two Legal 500 practice categories for M&A litigation defense and Delaware counsel. Nineteen Morris Nichols attorneys are mentioned in the editorial for their work in M&A litigation and Delaware corporate and commercial law.


  • Publication, 02.2024

    Morris Nichols’ M&A Checklist summarizes key cases decided by the Delaware courts. Now updated for 2024 and available in PDF format, it is an essential tool for M&A dealmakers.

  • Article, Reuters Legal News and Westlaw Today, 03.22.2022

    The Delaware Supreme Court’s 2021 decision in Brookfield Asset Mgmt., Inc. v. Rosson helped clarify whether stockholders’ financial and voting rights, diluted through a transaction with a controlling stockholder, constituted direct or derivative claims.

  • Client Alert, 08.13.2020

    The Delaware Supreme Court recently decided the case of Murfey v. WHC Ventures, LLC, No. 294, 2019 (Del. July 13, 2020), which involved a dispute over whether the plaintiff limited partners were entitled to certain books and records under the partnership agreement in question.

  • Client Alert, 04.16.2020

    As COVID-19 continues to affect the legal community and the world in various ways, Delaware courts and state agencies have issued orders concerning COVID-19 measures. Here, we have consolidated key Delaware law resources on the unfolding situation. Our attorneys are committed to serving our clients through this challenging time.

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Litigation Suite

The Morris Nichols Litigation Suite for visiting counsel features over 4,000+ sq. ft. of state-of- the-art technology. Your legal team will benefit from both individual offices that provide comfortable space for confidential matters as well as over-sized multi-purpose rooms which afford a collaborative war-room environment when necessary. MORE

Recognized in The Legal 500 US

Legal 500 regards Morris Nichols as a “standout” Delaware law firm with an ”impressive track record.” One source touts Morris Nichols is “The best across the board business law firm in Delaware.”MORE

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