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Richards Layton's Doneene Damon Named One of 2018's "Most Influential Black Lawyers"

July 9, 2018

WILMINGTON, Delaware (July 9, 2018) – Doneene K. Damon, a director of Richards, Layton & Finger, has been honored as one of Savoy magazine’s 2018 “Most Influential Black Lawyers.” Identifying lawyers who are visionaries, leaders, and advocates, Savoy’s annual list features African-American partners from top law firms and general counsel from Fortune 1000 companies who have demonstrated exceptional legal achievement and leadership.

Ms. Damon is executive vice president of Richards Layton, co-chair of the firm’s Business Department, and chair of the Corporate Trust and Agency Services Group. In addition to her key roles within the firm, Ms. Damon has held many leadership positions in the American Bar Association, the Delaware State Bar Association, and other legal organizations, and serves on the boards of the Delaware Prosperity Project and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law. She is currently the chair of the board of directors of Christiana Care Health System.

Ms. Damon focuses her legal practice on formation and operational issues relating to Delaware statutory and common law trusts in all types of commercial transactions. She also represents banks and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services under Delaware and New York law. Ms. Damon is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Consistently recognized in Chambers USA, her other accolades include the ABA’s Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award, the National Association of Professional Women VIP Woman of the Year Circle, the National Diversity Council Leadership Excellence in the Law Award, and the Pennsylvania Diversity Council Leadership in Law Award.

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Savoy magazine showcases and drives positive dialogue about black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.

About Richards Layton
Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, helps sophisticated clients navigate complex issues and the intricacies of Delaware law. We advise global companies, business partnerships, leading financial institutions, local businesses, and individuals across a wide range of practices, including corporate law, alternative entities, commercial law, bankruptcy and restructuring, and litigation.

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