32 Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Named in 2011 Best Lawyers in America

August 4, 2010

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware (August 4, 2010) – Richards, Layton & Finger is proud to announce that 32 of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Richards Layton has more attorneys listed in Best Lawyers than any other firm in Delaware and is ranked first in the state in six fields of law. Best Lawyers compiles an annual list of outstanding lawyers by conducting surveys in which thousands of lawyers provide detailed, confidential evaluations of their peers. For the 2011 edition, more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their fields.

Best Lawyers has come to be regarded—by both the legal profession and the public—as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. Two Richards Layton attorneys have appeared on the Best Lawyers list since its first edition in 1983. Three more have been listed for at least 20 years, and an additional six attorneys at the firm have been named to the list for at least 15 years. The attorneys listed in the new edition and the areas of law in which they are recognized include:

Paul M. Altman – Corporate Law
Richard G. Bacon – Trusts and Estates
R. Franklin Balotti – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
Julian H. Baumann, Jr. – Tax Law
C. Stephen Bigler – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Donald A. Bussard – Corporate Law
Mark D. Collins – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
F. Peter Conaty, Jr. – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Frederick L. Cottrell III – Intellectual Property Law
Daniel J. DeFranceschi – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Raymond J. DiCamillo – Commercial Litigation
Richard G. Elliott, Jr. (retired) – First Amendment Law
Jesse A. Finkelstein – Corporate Law
Anne C. Foster – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law
Mark J. Gentile – Corporate Law
William J. Haubert – Corporate Law
Stephen E. Herrmann – Environmental Law
Jennifer C. Jauffret – Labor and Employment Law
Bernard J. Kelley – Corporate Law
Daniel L. Klein – Real Estate Law
John H. Knight – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Robert J. Krapf – Real Estate Law
James G. Leyden, Jr. – Corporate Law, Structured Finance Law
Srinivas M. Raju – Commercial Litigation
Lisa A. Schmidt – Commercial Litigation
W. Donald Sparks II – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Stanford L. Stevenson III – Tax Law
Allen M. Terrell, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
Gregory V. Varallo – Corporate Law
William J. Wade – Health Care Law
Robert W. Whetzel – Environmental Law
Gregory P. Williams – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law

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About Best Lawyers
For 28 years, Best Lawyers has compiled lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 39,766 attorneys in 80 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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