Kevin M. Coen > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
United States

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Litigation


A partner at Morris Nichols, Kevin’s extensive trial experience and diverse litigation practice cover a mix of complex corporate and business disputes. He focuses on shareholder class and derivative actions, alternative entity disputes, and other challenges to mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, as well as complex commercial disputes and non-compete litigation.

Kevin’s litigation practice concentrates on cases pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Delaware Superior Court and U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and he often handles expedited trials and preliminary injunction hearings. For more, visit his bio at


  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2005, Villanova University School of Law
  • Associate Editor, 2003-2005, Villanova Law Review
  • A.B., psychology, 2002, Dartmouth College

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

Their advice is not just legally excellent but is incredibly practical‘, say clients of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, the firm among the leading Delaware counsel with a strong record of success in landmark cases, whether working with national defense firms or serving as lead counsel, and demonstrating ‘excellent judgment as to when it makes sense to litigate an issue aggressively and when it makes sense to look for a less aggressive solution‘. Megan Ward Cascio, who leads the practice with Kevin M. Coen, is representing a Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GCI Liberty Inc. in a class action filed by shareholders who claim maneuvers by its controllers and fiduciary duty breaches in the company’s $8.7bn merger with Liberty Broadband. Standout partner Kenneth J. Nachbar also has a lead role in that matter. The firm has a deep bench of talent with Willam M. Lafferty among the most highly regarded practitioners in Delaware. He is currently working with Susan Wood Waesco as lead counsel to Cisco Systems in enjoining Acacia Communications from terminating a merger agreement. All lawyers mentioned are in Wilmington.