Doneene Damon Named One of the Most Influential Delawareans
January 26, 2021
WILMINGTON, Delaware (January 26, 2021) – Doneene Damon, president of Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm, has been named on the Delaware Online/News Journal list of the Most Influential Delawareans. The list recognizes individuals whose hard work and dedication helped our state through the challenges we faced in 2020.
Doneene’s leadership within Richards, Layton & Finger, the legal profession, and the community at large sets the standard for community involvement and professional excellence. She has achieved many “firsts” in her career: the first minority partner in a major Delaware law firm, the first woman to serve as president of Richards Layton, the first African American to serve as president of a large Delaware law firm, and one of only a handful of minority women in executive leadership positions in major law firms in the United States.
Doneene has held numerous leadership positions in the state and national bar and other legal organizations, and has served on the boards of several professional and community organizations. She currently chairs the board of directors of Christiana Care Health System, Inc., Delaware’s largest health system.
About Richards, Layton & Finger
Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, Richards, Layton & Finger helps sophisticated clients navigate complex issues and the intricacies of Delaware law. We advise global companies, business partnerships, leading financial institutions, local businesses, and individuals across a wide range of practices, including corporate law, alternative entities, commercial law, bankruptcy and restructuring, and litigation.