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Mark A. Morton

Mark A. Morton

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

Mr. Morton's practice involves corporate counseling, governance and opinion work.  Mark regularly advises clients regarding all aspects of the Delaware General Corporation Law, governance of Delaware corporations, and fiduciary obligations, both in the context of daily business affairs and with respect to mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.  Mark also authors opinion letters on a wide range of matters of Delaware corporation law.  In addition, Mark frequently is engaged to serve as counsel to Special Committees in connection with various conflict transactions, including M&A transactions.

Mr. Morton is a frequent speaker at corporate law seminars and symposia around the country, including The Harvard School of Law, the Northwestern Law Securities Regulation Institute, the University of Texas Securities Regulation Institute, the University of Texas Mergers & Acquisitions Institute, the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, the ABA National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions.  In addition, he has participated in a number of programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Delaware State Bar Association and a host of other state and city bar associations.  In addition, Mark has been a speaker for a myriad of programs sponsored by the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the ABA, and he has served as a speaker on Delaware corporate law issues for a number of international and national law firms as part of their internal continuing education programs.

Mr. Morton is a member of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and, in that capacity, participates in the annual review of, and preparation of amendments to, the Delaware General Corporation Law.  Mr. Morton is the immediate past Chair of the M&A Committee, a committee that, with more than 5000 members, is one of the largest in the Business Law Section of the ABA. Mr. Morton also is a past Co-Chair of the Delaware Business Law Forum, an invitation only event sponsored by the ABA for leading corporate law practitioners.

Mr. Morton has been named by Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading Delaware Corporate/M&A practitioner, by the International Who's Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers as one of the leading M&A lawyers, and by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America.   Mr. Morton is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2009 - 2013) and the University of Virginia Law School (2010 - Current).

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