28 Richards Layton Attorneys Named in 2010 Chambers USA

June 11, 2010

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 11, 2010) – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 28 Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys for excellence in seven areas of law, more lawyers than from any other Delaware firm. In addition, Richards Layton received Chambers’ highest ranking in Delaware in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate, and second highest in Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment. Chambers researchers noted that “the firm has an excellent reputation for the quality of its advice, and a huge stable of attorneys for clients to draw on.”

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 ability, professional conduct, client service, business acumen, diligence and other qualities valued by clients. The Richards Layton lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA are:


  • Mark D. Collins
  • Daniel J. DeFranceschi
  • John H. Knight


  • Catherine G. Dearlove
  • Raymond J. DiCamillo
  • Anne C. Foster
  • Gregory V. Varallo
  • Gregory P. Williams


  • C. Stephen Bigler
  • Donald A. Bussard
  • Mark J. Gentile
  • William J. Haubert

Corporate/M&A: Alternative Entities

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

Intellectual Property

  • Frederick L. Cottrell III

Labor & Employment

  • Jennifer C. Jauffret

Real Estate

  • Daniel L. Klein
  • Robert J. Krapf

R. Franklin Balotti and Jesse Finkelstein are recognized as Senior Statesmen in both Chancery and Corporate/M&A. Russell C. Silberglied is named an “Up and Coming” attorney in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, and Anne Shea Gaza is listed as a lawyer to watch in Intellectual Property.

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About Chambers
Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. Chambers identifies and ranks the world’s best lawyers after in-depth, unbiased research conducted by a team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. Inclusion in the Chambers guide is based solely on the research team’s findings.


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