S. Mark Hurd > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
CHASE MANHATTAN CENTER, 18TH FLOOR
1201 NORTH MARKET STREET
WILMINGTON, DE
DELAWARE

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Position

Morris Nichols partner Mark Hurd frequently represents committees of independent directors, including Fortune 500 corporations incorporated outside Delaware, in responding to stockholder demands and derivative litigation.  As a co-author of Special Committees of Independent Directors, Mark is often asked to assist special committees in responding to demands relating to wide-ranging allegations, including insider trading, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, failure of oversight, related party transactions, and improper executive compensation.

Mark has assisted clients in successfully defending stockholder claims challenging going private litigation, including among others, the acquisition of Dell, Inc.  He has successfully represented clients in statutory actions relating to the governance and valuation of Delaware corporations and regularly provides advice regarding advancement and indemnification obligations under Delaware law.

In addition to his active corporate and business litigation practice, Mark serves as Morris Nichols’ General Counsel. For more, visit his bio at https://www.morrisnichols.com/lawyers-s-mark-hurd.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section (Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation)
    • Litigation Section (Committee on Class Actions & Derivative Suits)
    • Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Delaware State Bar Association (Corporation Law Section)

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, 1993, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Administrative Editor and Submissions Council, 1992-1993, Law and Policy in International Business
  • Legal Research and Writing Law Fellow, 1991-1992, Teaching Assistant
  • B.S.F.S., international commerce and finance, magna cum laude, 1990, Georgetown University