Ken Morris is of counsel in the Environmental/Toxic Tort Practice's Agricultural Chemicals & Pesticides Group and is affiliated with the firm's New Jersey office. He has more than 30 years of transactional, regulatory, environmental and litigation experience with an emphasis on agrichemical and specialty chemical law. He also counsels companies dealing with intellectual property issues and helps them establish business compliance policies and training programs.
Before joining Gordon & Rees, Ken was corporate counsel at Bayer CropScience and General Counsel to its predecessor companies for 24 years before retiring from Bayer and forming his own firm in 2005. He also has worked in the legal department at Westinghouse, Ronson Corp. and in private practice in New Jersey.
Ken has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association for more than 20 years, and he sits on a panel of arbitrators for FINRA (formerly the NASD). He also served as an adjunct professor of law at Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration.
His presentations to in-house counsel and executives have covered pre-emption/FIFRA; Environmental Protection Agency restrictions; record retention and electronic data management; professional service agreements; and avoiding antitrust litigation. He also has been a contributor to Landscape Management magazine.
Ken has been an adviser to the Philadelphia chapter of the Women’s Business Development Center and is an accredited executive associate of the Institute for Independent Business.
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
New Jersey Supreme Court
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Circuit Court, Third Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Circuit Court, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
Law Committee of CropLife America
Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE)