Morris James LLP

Chancery Department

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Morris James regularly tries cases in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the premier court in the United States for corporate law and fiduciary litigation. 

High-Stakes Litigation

Our litigation team is known for representing clients in complex, high-stakes litigation. We work multi-faceted cases from start to finish against top-tier adversaries with a strict focus on achieving our client's business and litigation objectives.  

Trial Experience

We handle trials arising out of mergers and acquisitions involving the entire fairness standard of review, appraisals, books and records actions, and corporate governance.

Representative Matters

  • Defense of claims of breach of fiduciary duties by directors arising out of merger and sale of asset transactions
  • Prosecution and defense of class and derivative actions to recover damages for self-dealing
  • Prosecution and defense of books and records actions
  • Prosecution and defense of claims for breach of directors’ fiduciary duties in over-compensating themselves
  • Prosecution and defense of appraisal claims
  • Prosecution and defense of claims for advancement and indemnification
  • Defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of a proxy contest
  • Dissolution, deadlock and other claims arising out of business disputes


Delaware Business Litigation Report


Morris James is a recurring author for ALM's Delaware Business Court Insider.


Lazarus, Lewis H (Head of Department)

Adams, Meghan A.

Carroll, Albert J.

Chávez, Alberto E.

Collins Jr, P Clarkson

Hacker, R. Eric

Lintner, Matthew F.

Manwaring, IV,, Albert H.

McCauley, Ian D.

Murphy, Kathleen A.

Noble, John W.

O'Connell, K. Tyler

Readinger, Laura G.

Toliver, Charles H.

Townsend, Bryan

Winston, Patricia A.

Zeberkiewicz, Kristen A.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 21 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Vendor Contracting for Privacy and Security

Carl N Kunz III, Ian McCauley

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Chancery Recommends Rule to Determine Preclusive Effect of Judgments in Prior Derivative Actions

Albert Manwaring

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Court Upholds Stockholder's Share Ownership and Books-and-Records Request

Lewis H Lazarus

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