Materials relate to attorney Alan B. Morrison's involvement with Brown & Williamson litigation against Merrell Williams.
Alan B. Morrison was born in 1938 and received his B.A. from Yale University in 1959. From there he went into the Navy as
a commissioned officer until 1963. In 1966 he received his LL.B. degree from Harvard University and was admitted to the bar
in 1967. In 1972, Morrison and consumer advocate Ralph Nader set up the Public Citizen Litigation Group (Washington, D.C.,
USA), a nonprofit operation dedicated to US constitutional issues. As an attorney with that group, Morrison was asked for
advice on some of the legal problems surrounding Merrell Williams following his involvement with Brown and Williamson attorneys.
Eventually he became co-counsel with Fox DeMoisey in the litigation that targeted Williams for allegedly photocopying and
disseminating internal Brown & Williamson documents. After the end of this litigation, Morrison donated the papers he received
on behalf of Williams to the UCSF Tobacco Control Archives.
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