Daniel D. Matthews > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
United States

Work Department

Corporate Counseling


Dan advises public and private corporations on a wide range of Delaware corporate law matters, including corporate governance issues as well as the Delaware aspects of corporate transactions.

Dan’s work involves a variety of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, preferred stock investments and other financing transactions, as well as counseling boards of directors and committees of independent directors on their fiduciary duties.  Dan also provides formal legal opinions on issues involving Delaware corporate law.

For more, visit his bio at https://www.morrisnichols.com/lawyers-daniel-d-matthews.


A frequent writer on Delaware corporate law, Dan is the lead editor of the treatise Drexler, Black and Sparks, Delaware Corporation Law and Practice and is the author of the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series Portfolio The Delaware Corporation: Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation.


American Bar Association (Business Law Section)

Delaware State Bar Association

Society for Corporate Governance


College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 2009
The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Senior Articles Editor, 2008-2009; Member, 2007-2008

Pennsylvania State University, BA, Classics, Phi Beta Kappa, with high distinction, 2005

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Delaware counsel

Hailed as ‘one of the top firms in Delaware, whose name everyone knows‘, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP‘s practice offers an ‘unparalleled knowledge of Delaware law‘ as the team was involved in writing many of the Delaware corporate laws. Daniel Matthews, Jeffrey Wolters, David Harris, and Louis Hering lead the team, and Eric Klinger-Wilensky, known as ‘very responsive, knowledgeable and practical’, is a driver of corporate work within the group, with his practice focusing on corporate advice in the context of transaction and governance litigation. Aside from this, Sara Gelsinger stands out for her ‘commercial and solutions focused’ work. The team is praised for its ‘strong local regulator relationships’ and assists both publicly traded and privately held companies. On the private side, the group has recently seen an increase in ‘business divorce’ cases, where a private company partnership and stakeholders disagree on changing course, liquidating, dissolving or investing to address stressors connected to the pandemic. Melissa DiVincenzo is a key name to note for advising clients on Delaware General Corporation Law. Jason Russell‘s expertise lies in areas such as Delaware alternative entities and limited liability partnerships.