Richards Layton Attorneys Featured on the Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List

July 10, 2018

Firm News| Corporate Transactions| Corporate & Chancery Litigation| Intellectual Property

WILMINGTON, Delaware (July 10, 2018) – Richards, Layton & Finger directors Kelly Farnan, Kevin Gallagher, and Rudolf Koch have been recognized as leading litigation attorneys in the 2018 Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List. Benchmark Litigation selected the top litigators aged 40 and under who were involved in some of their firms’ most noteworthy cases and earned praise from their clients and peers.

Ms. Farnan, Mr. Gallagher, and Mr. Koch are among only ten Delaware lawyers chosen, and Richards Layton is the only firm in the state with three lawyers selected for the 40 & Under Hot List.

Ms. Farnan, vice chair of Richards Layton’s Litigation Department, is a nationally recognized litigator with wide-ranging experience in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, representing large defense contractors, cable companies, airlines, technology companies, and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to being named on Benchmark’s 40 & Under Hot List, Ms. Farnan has been recognized in Chambers USA, IAM Patent 1000, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and several other legal directories.

Mr. Gallagher has experience litigating complex corporate and commercial disputes in Delaware’s state and federal courts, including the Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court. He focuses his practice on stockholder class actions, derivative actions, contested mergers and acquisitions, contractual disputes, appraisal actions, corporate control disputes, and other statutory proceedings. Mr. Gallagher has been named in Super Lawyers as well as Benchmark’s 40 & Under Hot List.

Mr. Koch has litigated many notable cases in the Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court, representing Delaware corporations and their officers, directors, and managers in M&A disputes, derivative and class actions, contractual disputes, appraisal actions, and corporate control disputes. He also advises general partners, corporate boards, and committees with respect to governance, litigation, internal investigations, and control disputes. Mr. Koch is recognized in Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.

About Benchmark Litigation
Benchmark Litigation, a respected guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, conducts extensive interviews with practitioners and clients to select the leading litigators and firms in the U.S. Benchmark’s 40 & Under Hot List identifies talented litigation partners aged 40 or younger.

About Richards Layton
Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, 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.

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