Megan Ward Cascio > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Litigation


A partner at Morris Nichols, Megan’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. She represents clients as both lead and co-counsel in a wide range of matters including shareholder disputes, derivative actions, breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits, disputes resulting from mergers and acquisitions and proxy contests, as well as trade secret disputes. Megan also has significant experience representing clients in litigations regarding alternative entities, including limited liability companies, limited partnerships, master limited partnerships and statutory trusts. In addition, she advises corporate boards of directors and special committees concerning transactional and litigation issues including representations of special negotiating committees, demand review committees and special litigation committees. For more, visit her bio at


In 2015, Megan was appointed by the Delaware Supreme Court to serve on the Permanent Advisory Committee on Supreme Court Rules. She volunteers her time with the Office of the Child Advocate and is appointed to represent minor children as a guardian ad litem in the Delaware Family Court.


  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Permanent Advisory Committee on Supreme Court Rules, Delaware Supreme Court


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1998, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Articles Editor, 1997-1998, Member, 1996-1997, Washington and Lee Law Review
  • B.A., political science, summa cum laude, 1995, Washington College

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.