Francesca Morris is a New York litigation attorney who advises and represents foreign and domestic companies, financial institutions and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of commercial disputes. Ms. Morris' experience includes handling matters related to breaches of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, real estate, copyright and trademark infringement, as well as licensing disputes.
Ms. Morris has experience in all stages of litigation including discovery, dispositive motions, jury and nonjury trials, as well as appeals in federal and state courts. A substantial part of Ms. Morris' practice relates to international business disputes. Ms. Morris is national litigation counsel for one of the nation's largest fraternal benefit societies and provides legal advice and guidance on all areas of its operations.
In addition, Ms. Morris routinely negotiates and drafts domestic and international licensing, software as a service and outsourcing agreements.
In the transportation context, Ms. Morris represents clients in a variety of maritime matters, including collision litigation, limitation of liability actions, cargo claims, as well as arrests and attachments of assets and maritime lien disputes. Ms. Morris' practice also includes review and drafting of charter parties and other transportation service agreements.
Ms. Morris appears pro bono representing victims of domestic violence in marital and family law matters such as custody, visitation and child support disputes and divorce proceedings.
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