Richards Layton Director Named Chair of Lex Mundi; World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms

October 24, 2007

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WILMINGTON, Delaware – Samuel A. Nolen, a director of Richards, Layton & Finger, was elected Chair of Lex Mundi by the organization’s Board of Directors during the 2007 annual meeting of Lex Mundi in Singapore. Lex Mundi is the world’s leading association of independent law firms, representing over 20,000 attorneys worldwide.

Mr. Nolen, a director of the Delaware law firm since 1986, is a member of the firm’s corporate department. He advises corporations and directors on corporate governance, transactional and control dispute issues. He also represents corporate and individual clients in derivative and class actions, fiduciary responsibility actions and complex cases. Before joining the firm, he served as law clerk in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

He is a member of the Business Law, Litigation and International Sections of the American Bar Association, a member of the Corporate Law Section of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association, and a member of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.

He earned a BA cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1976 and a JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1979. He is a 1972 graduate of Wilmington Friends School.

About Richards Layton
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., Delaware’s largest law firm, provides legal services to its clients in Delaware, the U.S. and throughout the world. The firm provides counsel on sophisticated financial transactions involving Delaware corporations and alternative entities, as well as advice and guidance to local clients. RLF attorneys have been leaders in cases decided in Delaware courts addressing corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, fiduciary relations, commercial and other general civil matters. For more information, please visit

About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading association of independent law firms. The association has more than 160 member firms around the world, representing approximately 20,000 lawyers. The organization provides for the exchange of professional information about the global practice and development of law, facilitates and disseminates communications among its members and improves the members’ abilities to serve the needs of their respective clients. Member law firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Through its nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe. For more information, please visit and

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