Kenneth J. Nachbar > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
United States

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Litigation


Morris Nichols partner Ken Nachbar focuses on cases involving mergers and acquisitions, control contests, shareholder class and derivative actions, and contractual disputes. He advises corporate clients and boards of directors with respect to litigation and transactional matters including structuring of corporate transactions, defensive mechanisms and representation of special negotiating committees and special litigation committees.

As both lead and co-counsel, Ken has litigated many of the seminal cases involving Delaware corporate law. He has also advised special committees of the boards of companies. For more, visit his bio at


Ken is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware Board on Certified Court Reporters (Former Chairman)
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (Former member, Rules Committee)


  • J.D., 1981, New York University School of Law
  • Member, New York University Review of Law and Social Change, 1980-1981
  • B.A., economics, 1978, Haverford College

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Kenneth J. NachbarMorris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

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.