Thomas W. Briggs Jr. > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Litigation


A partner at Morris Nichols, Tom represents national and regional clients in business disputes and trust litigation matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery, Delaware Superior Court and Delaware Supreme Court, as well as the federal courts of Delaware and courts in other jurisdictions.

In his corporate litigation practice, Tom focuses on matters arising out of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder class and derivative actions and appraisal disputes.  He has represented numerous companies in M&A-related actions concerning the enforcement of merger agreements and post-closing litigation.  Tom also regularly counsels and represents both corporate and individual clients in connection with advancement and indemnification rights, and regularly handles control disputes and requests for companies’ books and records.  In addition to appearing before the state and federal courts of Delaware, Tom often works with boards of directors and special committees advising on both transactional issues, including defensive mechanisms, and litigation matters.

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American Bar Association (Business Law, International Law, and Litigation Sections)

Combined Campaign for Justice (New Castle County Chair)

Delaware State Bar Association

Society for Corporate Governance


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2001

University of Chicago, BA, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.