Law Students & Associates
Richards Layton offers attorneys the unique opportunity to work on globally significant matters at a firm that feels more like a small town.
At Richards Layton, you’ll find the best of both worlds. We are a full-service firm with expertise in a wide range of practice areas, particularly noted for our work on the most sophisticated and complex corporate law matters. The firm’s lawyers, however, enjoy the quality of life offered by our small size, small city, and small state. In this mix, the firm has grown a spirit of teamwork and camaraderie. That’s why we prefer to invest in entry-level hiring, fostering in each new class of associates the next generation of firm leadership.
Richards Layton attorneys are committed to serving the public interest through community service and pro bono legal representation. This commitment extends through the ranks of attorneys, so even first-year attorneys can have an opportunity to serve on a board of directors for a nonprofit, represent clients in court, and provide access to justice to the underserved in our community.
Diversity & Inclusion
From our senior leaders to the most junior attorneys and law students, diversity is our strength. Our president is the first African American woman to lead a major Delaware law firm, and women are well represented in other leadership roles throughout the firm. Richards Layton is active in sponsoring a variety of local diversity-related organizations, such as the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. And through our membership in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, we are committed to hiring diverse first-year law students in our summer programs.