Partner, Jones Day
Morgan Hirst is a trial lawyer who represents clients in commercial litigation matters across a variety of industries, including real estate, transportation, private equity, and financial institutions. Morgan has served as litigation and trial counsel in a number of high-profile bankruptcy matters, including Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, iHeart Media, Bon-Ton Department Stores, Peabody Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Aldrich Pump and Murray Boiler. Morgan has also served as lead counsel and trial counsel in a variety of real estate litigation matters, including development, construction, and lease disputes. Morgan also regularly represents clients in post-acquisition disputes, including representation and warranty (R&W) claims, net working capital, and earn-out disputes. Morgan's jury trial experience includes months of stand up work as first and second chair in state and federal courts around the Midwest. In addition to his trial work, Morgan has argued appeals before the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, the Illinois Appellate Court, and the Missouri Supreme Court. Morgan is active in legal and civic organizations around Chicago. He is past president of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Illinois' Model Initial Discovery Pilot Project, and a long-time member of the Chairmen's Advisory Council for the Big Shoulders Fund, serving Chicago's inner city Catholic schools. He created and oversees the Chicago Office's attorney mentoring program for student-interns from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School's Corporate Work Study Program.