Richards Layton Earns High Marks in U.S. News and Best Lawyers 2011 Rankings

November 3, 2011

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (November 3, 2011) – Richards, Layton & Finger is ranked in the first tier in Delaware in 14 practice areas in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers® 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm is ranked in a total of 21 categories and is also named in the national rankings in 2 practice areas.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews and research. Criteria include expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, civility and understanding of clients’ business needs. This second annual guide includes nearly 10,000 U.S. law firms ranked in one or more major legal practice areas.

Inclusion in the “Best Law Firms” rankings is a special distinction signifying professional excellence and outstanding client service. Richards Layton is ranked in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Health Care Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Land Use & Zoning Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Privacy & Data Security Law, Real Estate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securitization & Structured Finance Law, Tax Law, Trademark Law and Trusts & Estates Law.

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