Picture of
Aaron Morris
Partner

Aaron Morris

aaron@moka.law | 332.240.4024

Aaron represents investors and institutions in cases involving fiduciary misconduct, securities law violations, and shareholder rights, with a focus on matters involving asset managers and financial services companies. He also represents investors and founders in high-stakes disputes involving crypto projects.

He formerly defended financial services firms in cases under the federal and state securities laws while at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Aaron also maintains an active pro bono practice, and has represented clients from local pizza shops to non-profit board members.

Aaron writes frequently about legal developments relevant to investment funds.

Education
Indiana University, B.S.
Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
Admissions
State of Massachusetts
State of New York
State of Vermont
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Experience Representing Plaintiffs
Recovered damages for shareholders in merger designed to unfairly increase insider control
Recovered losses for fund investors in connection with change of control transaction
Recovered losses for fund investors after the collapse of an overleveraged mutual fund
Recovered losses for fund investors harmed in fund complex restructuring
Recovered damages for a construction company after misstatements by management regarding profitability of key projects
Experience Representing Defendants
Represented financial services firm in connection with the collapse of the Falcon hedge funds
Represented asset manager in connection with exposure to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme
Represented asset manager in victorious bench trial on excessive advisory fee claims
Advised asset managers and fund trustees on various issues under the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act
Represented underwriters in class action securities litigation against a biopharmaceutical company in District of Massachusetts
Represented energy company in class action securities litigation in the Northern District of California
Represented big four accounting firm in class action securities litigation in District of Massachusetts
Represented cloud storage provider in class action securities litigation in the District of Massachusetts
Represented biotechnology company in class action securities litigation in the District of Massachusetts
Represented major pharmaceutical in FINRA inquiry
Pro Bono Representations
Helped pizza shop recover damages for hijacked website and domain name
Helped small restaurant owners take down infringing websites and recover hijacked domains
Defended volunteer, non-profit directors wrongly accused of wage and hour violations