Susan Wood Waesco > 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, Susan’s practice focuses on proceedings in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court arising under the Delaware General Corporation Law, including litigation involving corporate mergers and acquisitions and shareholder class and derivative actions. She also represents national and regional clients in complex business disputes pending in the Delaware Superior Court and the Delaware District Court. 

Susan has substantial experience working on a variety of cases involving important issues of Delaware law, including M&A class action litigation, derivative litigation, corporate governance disputes, demands for books and records, dissolution proceedings, and other complex commercial disputes. Susan also regularly advises corporate boards of directors and special committees, including demand review committees. 

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  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Litigation Litigation 
  • Delaware State Bar Association


  • J.D., 1998, University of Michigan Law School
  • Associate Editor, 1996-1997; Note Editor, 1997-1998, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • B.A., psychology, cum laude, 1994, Williams 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.