Practicing at Richards Layton

Richards, Layton & Finger, the largest and most prominent Delaware law firm, offers attorneys the unique opportunity to work on globally significant matters in a firm truly committed to developing associate talent. With a partner to associate ratio of nearly 1:1, our young attorneys receive personal attention and significant, intellectually challenging experience from the start.

Our starting associate salary of $175,000 provides nearly twice as much buying power as the starting salary in New York City. We offer a benefits package that is second to none, plus programs that promote balance between life’s personal and professional demands.

Richards Layton was recently selected by Law360 as a 2019 Delaware Regional Powerhouse. Law360 reported, “From guiding Dell Technologies Inc. in a $21.7 billion recapitalization plan to representing Papa John’s in a bitter Chancery Court fight with its founder to a lead role in the $2 billion Chapter 11 of retailer Claire’s Inc., Richards, Layton & Finger stood out in every major Delaware litigation venue in the last year.” Law360 also praised the firm’s work as Delaware counsel on T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint, representing DFC Global in its milestone appraisal action, defending Baxalta Inc. in a patent infringement suit filed by Bayer Healthcare, as co-lead counsel to Great Hill Equity Partners, and as lead counsel to 21st Century Fox.

We make every effort to ensure that your life at Richards Layton is rewarding. Our goal is to hire and develop the next leaders of the Delaware bar, and all aspects of associate life are designed to help you manage the challenges of working in a sophisticated law practice and enjoy the advantages of our region. Wilmington offers the quality of life of working in a small, vital city, plus quick and easy access to Philadelphia, New York, Washington, DC, and miles of ocean beaches.