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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

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

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is widely regarded as one of the top Delaware firms and it frequently works alongside top-tier national defense firms on the most challenging and high-stakes cases in the market. ‘The partners and the team are world class – extremely skilled, diligent, and effective in every respect.‘ Practice heads Megan Ward Cascio and Kevin M. Coen lead a deep bench of experienced partners. Cascio and Kenneth J. Nachbar are ‘exceptional in every respect‘. William M. Lafferty is ‘an excellent courtroom lawyer with great instincts‘ and John DiTomo ‘exercises great judgment and is a fierce advocate‘. Thomas Briggs, who is known for his ‘patience and coolness under pressure‘, is active in heavyweight cross-border disputes, while Jon Abramczyk‘s recent case load includes matters in the health care arena.