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Best Lawyers® 2016 Recognizes 21 Morris James Attorneys

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Twenty-one Morris James attorneys in twenty-six practice areas were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 edition. Additionally, three of those attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” for their respective practices, including Richard Galperin for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Gretchen S. Knight for Family Law, and Mark D. Olson for Tax Law.  More ›

Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. and Patricia A. Winston Obtain Jury Verdict for Radio One, Inc.

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After a five-day jury trial in the Complex Commercial Litigation Division of the Delaware Superior Court, Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. and Patricia A. Winston obtained a verdict in favor of Radio One, Inc. in its dispute with another broadcaster, which sought $15 million in damages for an alleged breach of an Asset Exchange Agreement.  The jury deliberated for approximately 5 ½ hours before returning a verdict that Radio One was not in breach.  This case is one of only a handful of business disputes that have been tried before juries in Delaware’s business courts.

Joseph R. Slights, III and Gretchen S. Knight to Speak at Supreme Court Review Seminar on September 25, 2015

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Joseph R. Slights, III and Gretchen S. Knight will participate in a Delaware State Bar Association seminar titled “Supreme Court Review 2015: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels.” Former Judge Slights and Ms. Knight will partake in a panel titled “Delaware Supreme Court Decisions.” There will also be a second panel discussing U.S. Supreme Court decisions with a preview of coming cases. More ›

Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. and Patricia A. Winston Obtain Jury Verdict for Radio One, Inc.

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After a five-day jury trial in the Complex Commercial Litigation Division of the Delaware Superior Court, Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. and Patricia A. Winston obtained a verdict in favor of Radio One, Inc. in its dispute with another broadcaster, which sought $15 million in damages for an alleged breach of an Asset Exchange Agreement.  The jury deliberated for approximately 5 ½ hours before returning a verdict that Radio One was not in breach.  This case is one of only a handful of business disputes that have been tried before juries in Delaware’s business courts.

A Roadmap to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act - A Webinar Presentation On June 24, 2015

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Join us for a webinar on the new DRAA.

June 24, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

The enactment of the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (the "DRAA") is a breakthrough in the quest for an efficient, cost-effective and timely process to resolve business disputes,  This webinar explains how the DRAA differs from traditional arbitration by providing a fast resolution that avoids the expense of extensive pre-hearing discovery, disputes over arbitration solution and multiple appeals. More ›

R. Eric Hacker Joins Morris James LLP’s Real Estate and Business Litigation Practices

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that R. Eric Hacker has joined the firm’s Georgetown office as an associate in its Real Estate and Business Litigation practice groups. His practice will focus on residential and commercial real estate, and commercial litigation. More ›

Fourteen Morris James Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2015

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that fourteen attorneys in six separate practice areas have been ranked among the leading Delaware lawyers in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  The Chancery, Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment practice areas also received recognition from Chambers USA. More ›

Delaware Super Lawyers® 2015 Recognizes 8 Morris James Attorneys

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Delaware Super Lawyers® magazine has recognized four Morris James partners as top legal counsel in Delaware and four "Rising Stars®" attorneys. "Rising Stars®” is a recognition for lawyers who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. “Delaware Super Lawyers®” is a listing that reflects the top five percent of the attorneys statewide. More ›

Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

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Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data storage and discovery, attorneys with bankruptcy and insurance-related backgrounds, and non-attorney IT staff knowledgeable about trends in data security and technology. Together, the group advises boards of directors and officers in assessing and managing risk and defending claims for alleged breach of fiduciary duty arising from data breaches. More ›

Nicolas Krawitz Admitted to Practice Law in Delaware

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Morris James is pleased to announce that Nicolas Krawitz was admitted to the Bar of the State of Delaware on March 4, 2015. Nicolas is an associate in the Business Litigation Group focusing on commercial litigation and corporate and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Krawitz attained his Juris Doctor at Georgetown University Law Center in 2014, where he graduated with cum laude honors. At Georgetown, he specialized in corporate law and achieved CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for highest marks in Corporate Controls, Compliance & Governance, Emerging Growth Companies & Their Venture Capital Financing, and Administrative Law, and also served as an editor for the American Criminal Law Review. “Morris James is proud to welcome Nick Krawitz to the Delaware Bar,” said Managing Partner David H. Williams, “We are pleased to add such a talented lawyer to our Business Litigation Group.” Nicolas served as a legal extern for the United States Department of Justice in the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees – Office of General Counsel. He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from Tulane University, where a focus of his studies was the valuation of companies and financial instruments.

The Office Of The Child Advocate Recognizes Lewis H. Lazarus for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service

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The Office Of The Child Advocate has recognized Lewis Lazarus with “deep appreciation” for ten years of pro bono service as an attorney guardian ad litem. The Office Of The Child Advocate noted that Mr. Lazarus “has made a difference in the lives of children and has enabled OCA to make great strides in the improvement of Delaware’s child welfare system.” The mission of the Office Of The Child Advocate is to safeguard the welfare of Delaware's children through educational advocacy, system reform, public awareness, training and legal representation; it succeeds on behalf of Delaware's children due to the tireless hours of volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please visit their website here.

David J. Soldo to Moderate Seminar on Ethics in Litigation

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 - 1:00 PM
David J. Soldo will moderate a CLE seminar on Ethics in Litigation sponsored by the Litigation Section and the Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. This seminar will cover recent trends in disciplinary matters and will offer tips on how to avoid ethical complaints. Topics include when to retain counsel, self-reporting to ODC, candor to a tribunal, advance fees and fee agreements, declining or terminating representation and safekeeping property. This seminar will feature speakers Patricia Bartley Schwartz, Esq., of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and Charles Slanina, Esq., of Finger & Slanina, LLC. More ›

Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. Appointed to Supreme Court of Delaware Rules Committee

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The Delaware Supreme Court has appointed Morris James partner Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. to a two-year term on the Supreme Court Rules Committee. The Committee works with Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr., and other members of the Court, to evaluate and recommend rules and procedures governing practice before Delaware’s Supreme Court. Mr. Hanson practices primarily in Delaware's state courts representing large and medium size companies in a wide range of disputes, including mergers and acquisitions, contracts and alternative entities.

Delaware Super Lawyers® 2014 Business Edition Names Six Morris James Partners

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Delaware Super Lawyers® Business Edition has recognized six Morris James partners as top business attorneys in Delaware. Those who were included in this special edition of Super Lawyers® excelled in the business-related practice areas of Business and Transactions; Construction, Real Estate and Environmental; Employment; Intellectual Property; and Litigation. The Super Lawyers® Business Edition is an annual go-to guide for general counsel and executives. Morris James’ 2014 selections include: P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. – Litigation Richard K. Herrmann – Intellectual Property Peter B. Ladig – Litigation Lewis H. Lazarus – Litigation Edward M. McNally – Litigation James W. Semple – Litigation

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Seven Morris James Attorneys as Top Litigators in Delaware

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Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its partners have been recognized as top local litigation attorneys in Delaware by Benchmark Litigation 2015: the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. The attorneys recognized are: P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. – Local Litigation Star Richard Galperin – Local Litigation Star Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. – Future Star Richard K. Herrmann – Local Litigation Star Peter B. Ladig – Local Litigation Star, Plaintiff Lewis H. Lazarus – Local Litigation Star Edward M. McNally – Local Litigation Star Benchmark Litigation culminates their results from a six-month long extensive research period where they interview leading litigators and law firms. Along with peer-review testimony, recent casework is also reviewed. Firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide; instead, they must be recommended by the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.