Richards Layton Attorneys Named on the Lawdragon 500 and Lawdragon Legends Lists
June 28, 2018
WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 28, 2018) – Richards, Layton & Finger directors Catherine Dearlove and Gregory Williams have been named in the 2018 edition of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Williams was also recognized as a Lawdragon Legend, an honor given to attorneys who have been listed among the acclaimed Lawdragon 500 for 10 years running. In recognition of their exceptional skill and significant accomplishments, Ms. Dearlove and Mr. Williams are among only eight lawyers and two judges in Delaware named on the 2018 Lawdragon 500 list.
Ms. Dearlove represents Delaware corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships, and their officers, directors, and managers in corporate and fiduciary litigation, including M&A litigation, derivative suits, and corporate control disputes. She has appeared as lead or co-counsel in many notable cases in the Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court, and also advises clients on corporate governance and fiduciary duties outside of litigation. Ms. Dearlove holds leadership positions in the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, and has been recognized in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation, which has named her one of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation since 2013.
Mr. Williams, noted by Lawdragon as “a true legend in Delaware’s tight but elite corporate bar,” is past chair of Richards Layton’s Corporate Department and a past president of the firm. Widely recognized as a leading corporate litigator in Delaware, he represents corporations, corporate directors and officers, and board committees, providing advice to his clients and representing them in courts in Delaware and across the country. Mr. Williams chairs the Litigation Rules Committee of the Delaware Supreme Court and is past chair of the Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Committee. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he has been recognized both nationally and internationally in virtually every prominent legal guide.
Lawdragon, a legal media company providing online news and editorial features, annually identifies its 500 Leading Lawyers in America—the lawyers and judges who are “the best of the best” in all practice areas in the United States and beyond.
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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.