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54 Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2019

WILMINGTON, Delaware (August 15, 2019) – Fifty-four Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been named in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more lawyers than from any other Delaware firm. Richards Layton is also ranked first in Delaware in four practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law.

In addition, four firm attorneys—Kelly E. Farnan (Patent Litigation), Eric A. Mazie (Securitization and Structured Finance Law), Mark V. Purpura (Business Organizations, including LLCs and Partnerships), and Gregory P. Williams (Bet-the-Company Litigation)—have been selected as 2020 Wilmington, Delaware Lawyers of the Year, an award presented to one outstanding lawyer in each practice area in a designated metropolitan area.

“Our firm is filled with bright, talented, hard-working attorneys who consistently get good results for our clients,” says Doneene Keemer Damon, president of Richards, Layton & Finger, “and we’re honored that Best Lawyers continues to recognize our truly exceptional lawyers.”

The Richards Layton attorneys named in The Best Lawyers in America and the practice areas in which they are recognized are:

Michael D. Allen - Corporate Law
Paul M. Altman - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law
C. Stephen Bigler - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
C. Malcolm Cochran IV - Commercial Litigation
Mark D. Collins - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
F. Peter Conaty Jr. - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Frederick L. Cottrell - Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent Litigation; Patent Law; Trademark Law
Matthew S. Criscimagna - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Brock E. Czeschin - Corporate Law
Doneene Keemer Damon - Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Catherine G. Dearlove - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
Daniel J. DeFranceschi - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Raymond J. DiCamillo - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
Daniel A. Dreisbach - Commercial Litigation
Richard J. Facciolo - Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Kelly E. Farnan - Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent Litigation
Steven J. Fineman - Intellectual Property Litigation
Jesse A. Finkelstein - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
Anne C. Foster - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
Kevin M. Gallagher - Corporate Law
Mark J. Gentile - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
William J. Haubert - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Paul N. Heath - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
John D. Hendershot - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
Tara J. Hoffner - Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Jennifer C. Jauffret - Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment Litigation
Cynthia D. Kaiser - Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Privacy and Data Security Law
Bernard J. Kelley - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law
Beth Gansen Knight - Trusts and Estates
John H. Knight - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Rudolf Koch - Commercial Litigation
Robert J. Krapf - Real Estate Law
Gregory W. Ladner - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law
James G. Leyden Jr. - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Elisa Erlenbach Maas - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Eric A. Mazie - Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Michael J. Merchant - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Jeffrey L. Moyer - Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent Litigation; Patent Law
Samuel A. Nolen - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
Mark V. Purpura - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Srinivas M. Raju - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
Blake Rohrbacher - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law
Richard P. Rollo - Corporate Law
Lisa A. Schmidt - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
Chad M. Shandler - Intellectual Property Litigation; Trust and Estates Litigation
Russell C. Silberglied - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
W. Donald Sparks II - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Robert J. Stearn Jr. - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
Stanford L. Stevenson III - Tax Law
Melissa K. Stubenberg - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Sara T. Toner - Real Estate Law
Robert W. Whetzel - Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation
Gregory P. Williams - Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation; Securities/Capital Markets Law
John Mark Zeberkiewicz - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

About The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession, compiles its annual list of distinguished lawyers by conducting national surveys in which thousands of lawyers provide substantive evaluations of their peers.

About Richards, Layton & Finger
Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, Richards, Layton & Finger helps 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.