38 Richards Layton Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA

May 26, 2017

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 26, 2017) – Thirty-eight Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been named leaders in their field by Chambers USA, one of the world’s most respected legal directories. Richards Layton has more attorneys listed in Chambers and more ranked in Band 1 than any other Delaware firm.  In addition to the firm’s attorney rankings, Chambers has recognized six of the firm’s practice areas for excellence, with Richards Layton’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate practices all receiving the guide’s highest Band 1 ranking.  Chambers reports that clients consider Richards Layton a “spectacular firm” that is “top of the market in Delaware.”

The Richards Layton attorneys named in Chambers in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category are Mark Collins—who has received the prestigious “Star Individual” designation for the sixth consecutive year—Daniel DeFranceschi, Paul Heath, John H. Knight, Michael Merchant, Russell Silberglied, Robert Stearn Jr., and Amanda Steele. Ranked on the Chancery list are Catherine Dearlove, Raymond DiCamillo, Anne Foster, Rudolf Koch, Blake Rohrbacher, Gregory Varallo, and Gregory P. Williams. Michael Allen, Stephen Bigler, Donald Bussard, Mark Gentile, William Haubert, and John Mark Zeberkiewicz are named in Chambers’ Corporate/M&A category. On the Corporate/Alternative Entities list are Paul Altman, Doneene Damon, Bernard Kelley, Gregory Ladner, James Leyden Jr., Elisa Erlenbach Maas, Eric Mazie, Mark Purpura, and Srinivas Raju. Recognized in Chambers’ Intellectual Property category are Fred Cottrell, Kelly Farnan, and Jeffrey Moyer. Lori Brewington and Jennifer Jauffret are named in Labor & Employment, and Daniel Klein, Robert Krapf, and Sara Toner are listed in Real Estate.

“We are proud of our long track record of delivering exceptional service and the best possible results for our clients,” said Gregory Varallo, president of Richards Layton, “and we’re honored that Chambers consistently recognizes the skill and achievements of our outstanding attorneys.”

To compile the Chambers rankings, 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 highly valued by clients.

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