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Morgan Chu Wins Public Counsel’s Founders Award


Morgan Chu received the “Founders Award” Dec. 11 at Public Counsel’s 2022 William O. Douglas Award Dinner at The Beverly Hilton. Public Counsel noted that Morgan has been described by Chambers USA as “beyond doubt the most gifted trial lawyer in the USA” who “delivers staggering results for clients.” He has also been described as “the kind of guy you can imagine performing his own appendectomy.”

Morgan's victories include recently securing a $2.3 billion final judgment in VLSI v. Intel, and a 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court ruling for NantKwest, Public Counsel noted. His pro bono work includes winning a six-year battle for an inmate on death row, the first reversal upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court of a conviction and death penalty in the 20 years since California had reinstated the death penalty.

Morgan is the longest-serving board member of Public Counsel, the nation’s largest public interest law firm. He has sat on the board since 1993 and has served on its executive committee since 1995.


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