36 Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

June 1, 2022

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 1, 2022) – 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 powerhouse in the Delaware market, with a deep bench of expert attorneys” (Chambers USA, 2022), 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 the Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate practices all receiving the guide’s highest Band 1 ranking.

“Fantastic lawyers and great strategists” (Chambers USA, 2022), the following Richards Layton attorneys are named in Chambers:


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


  • Robert Burns
  • Catherine Dearlove
  • Raymond DiCamillo
  • John Hendershot
  • Rudolf Koch
  • Blake Rohrbacher
  • Lisa Schmidt
  • Gregory P. 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
  • John Mark Zeberkiewicz

Intellectual Property

  • Fred Cottrell
  • Kelly Farnan
  • Travis Hunter
  • Jeffrey Moyer

Labor & Employment

  • Jennifer Jauffret

Real Estate

  • Robert Krapf
  • Sara Toner-Wagner

About Richards, Layton & Finger

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