24 Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Named in Chambers USA

June 12, 2009

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware – The just-published 2009 edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 24 Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys for excellence in six categories—more attorneys than in any other Delaware law firm. In addition, Richards Layton received Chambers’ highest firm ranking in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A and Real Estate, and second highest in Intellectual Property.

To compile the rankings for Chambers USA, independent researchers carried out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and lawyers to assess business lawyers across the country. The lawyers are ranked according to technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial know-how, diligence and other qualities highly valued by clients. This year, Chambers USA noted that “Richards Layton has established itself as one of the top firms in Delaware, fielding excellent resources and possessing the capability to staff cases in a way that many others just can’t.”


  • Mark D. Collins
  • Daniel J. DeFranceschi
  • John H. Knight
  • Russell C. Silberglied


  • R. Franklin Balotti
  • Raymond DiCamillo
  • Jesse A. Finkelstein
  • Anne C. Foster
  • Gregory V. Varallo
  • Gregory P. Williams


  • R. Franklin Balotti
  • C. Stephen Bigler
  • Donald A. Bussard
  • Jesse A. Finkelstein
  • Mark J. Gentile
  • William J. Haubert

Corporate/M&A: Alternative Entities

  • Paul M. Altman
  • Bernard J. Kelley
  • Gregory W. Ladner
  • James G. Leyden
  • Eric A. Mazie
  • Mark V. Purpura
  • Srinivas M. Raju

Intellectual Property

  • Frederick L. Cottrell III

Real Estate

  • Daniel L. Klein
  • Robert J. Krapf
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