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Litigation: Securities

California

9 Years Ranked

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Provided by Peter Morrison

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Peter B. Morrison is the co-head of the firm's West Coast litigation practice and the leader of Skadden's Los Angeles Litigation Group. He has a broad litigation practice with a particular emphasis on securities, M&A and tax litigation. Mr. Morrison advises corporations on matters involving both federal and state securities laws, duties of corporate directors, contests for corporate control, SEC and stock exchange inquiries and investigations, and tax reporting. Mr. Morrison is co-author of the treatise Mergers and Acquisitions Deal Litigation Under Delaware Corporation Law.

In recognition of his work, Mr. Morrison has been:

- Named among the Daily Journal’s Top 100 attorneys

- Selected as a Top 100 Lawyer, as well as a Top Litigator and Trial Lawyer in Los Angeles, by the Los Angeles Business Journal

- Recognized as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Global Litigators and 500 Leading Litigators in America

- Named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Securities, Los Angeles by The Best Lawyers in America

- Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2016 and The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2014

- Honored as the recipient of Teach Democracy's Lloyd M. Smith Award for his dedication to the organization’s mission of inspiring civic engagement

Career

Law Clerk, Chancellor William B. Chandler III, Delaware Court of Chancery

Professional Memberships

- Board of Trustees (2014-2024) and Board Chair (2021-2023), Seven Arrows Elementary School

- Board of Trustees (2009-Present) and Vice President of the Board (2021-Present), The Accelerated School

- Executive Committee of the Litigation Section (2014-Present) and Officer of the Section (2023-2024), Los Angeles County Bar Association

- Board of Directors, Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library (2014-Present)

- Board of Directors, New York University School of Law Alumni Association (2013-Present)

- Member of Board of Directors (2011-Present) and Board Chair (2018-19), Teach Democracy

- Member, Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles (2020-Present)

- Member, Chancery Club (2020-Present)

Education

New York University School of Law

J.D.

1999

University of Pennsylvania

B.A.

1996

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