November 15, 2012

Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that well-known litigator Albert H. Manwaring, IV has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Litigation Practice. Mr. Manwaring is a former partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, and previously managed that firm’s Delaware litigation section for its Wilmington office.

Morris James’ Managing Partner David H. Williams stated, “We are delighted to welcome Albert to the firm. He will add skill, experience and depth to our Corporate/Commercial Litigation Group.”  

Mr. Manwaring focuses his practice in corporate, securities and toxic tort litigation. He has experience in appellate arguments before the Supreme Court of Delaware and federal courts of appeal, as well as in trials before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies and national and international corporations across a range of industries, whom he represents in matters including securities fraud litigation, shareholder rights, stockholder appraisal actions, board disputes, preliminary injunctions and numerous other types of business disputes.

Mr. Manwaring is a decorated Army officer, who holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and serves as a judge advocate general (JAG) officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he currently serves as an International Law Officer for the 352nd Civil Affairs Command located in Fort Meade, Maryland. After his deployment to Iraq in 2010, Mr. Manwaring received the Meritorious Honor Award, the highest award that a non-State Department person may receive, from the U.S. State Department.  

Mr. Manwaring received his J.D. in 1992, cum laude, from the New England School of Law, where he was named a New England Scholar and was a member of the New England Law Review. He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Easton, PA.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in 1984. Mr. Manwaring is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts.