36 Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

June 1, 2023

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 1, 2023) – Thirty-six Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been recognized for preeminence in their fields by Chambers USA, one of the world’s most respected legal directories. “A pillar of the Delaware bar” (Chambers USA, 2023), Richards Layton has more attorneys listed in Chambers, and more ranked in Band 1, than any other Delaware firm.

In addition to the attorney rankings, Chambers has recognized six of the firm’s practice areas for excellence, with our Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate practices all receiving the guide’s highest Band 1 ranking.

Clients report that our attorneys have “tremendous market knowledge and rock-solid understanding of the complex Delaware landscape,” noting that they rely on the firm’s “clear and reasoned advice in even the most complicated circumstances” (Chambers USA, 2023).

“Extremely knowledgeable and always available” (Chambers USA, 2023), the Richards Layton attorneys recognized in Chambers are:


  • Mark Collins
  • Daniel DeFranceschi
  • Paul Heath
  • John H. Knight
  • Michael Merchant
  • Zachary Shapiro
  • Russell Silberglied
  • Robert Stearn Jr.
  • Amanda Steele


  • Robert Burns
  • Catherine Dearlove
  • Raymond DiCamillo
  • Kevin Gallagher
  • John Hendershot
  • Rudolf Koch
  • Blake Rohrbacher
  • Lisa Schmidt
  • Gregory Williams

Corporate/Alternative Entities

  • Paul Altman
  • Doneene Damon
  • Bernard Kelley
  • Gregory Ladner
  • Elisa Erlenbach Maas
  • Eric Mazie
  • Srinivas Raju


  • Michael Allen
  • Stephen Bigler
  • Mark Gentile
  • William Haubert
  • Stephanie Norman
  • John Mark Zeberkiewicz

Intellectual Property

  • Fred Cottrell
  • Kelly Farnan
  • Travis Hunter

Labor & Employment

  • Jennifer Jauffret

Real Estate

  • Sara Wagner

About Richards, Layton & Finger

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