Morgan Chu

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Business of Law 2022

Irell & Manella LLP
Harvard Law School

Morgan Chu has secured many of the world’s largest – and in some cases precedent-setting – verdicts, judgments and settlements, resulting in actual payments totaling more than $9 billion. His decades-long career stands apart for its impact and influence. He has been described by clients in Chambers USA as “beyond doubt the most gifted trial lawyer in the USA” who “delivers staggering results for clients.”

In March 2021, Chu co-led the trial team that secured a $2.2 billion jury verdict for VLSI Technology in a patent infringement suit against Intel involving microprocessor technology. The result was the second-largest patent verdict in U.S. history. His strategy included ensuring that technical issues surrounding Intel’s infringement were easily understandable for the jury, and focusing on real-world benefits Intel obtained from using VLSI’s patents. The jury found both patents infringed and rejected Intel’s invalidity case. Chu is co-leading Irell teams representing VLSI in several additional infringement cases.