Richards Layton Elects New Directors and Counsel

July 2, 2018

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware (July 2, 2018) –Richards, Layton & Finger is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2018, it has elected Robert L. Burns, Travis S. Hunter, and Amanda R. Steele as directors of the firm, and Drew G. Sloan as counsel of the firm.

“Our firm continues to attract exceptional talent,” said Greg Varallo, president of Richards Layton, “and we’re confident that this group of lawyers will carry on our long tradition of delivering outstanding service and excellent legal counsel.”

Robert Burns focuses his practice on corporate and commercial litigation in Delaware’s state and federal courts, including the Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court. Representing Delaware corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships, and their officers, directors, and managers, he has litigated numerous corporate control, corporate governance, and fiduciary duty matters, as well appraisal actions and contractual disputes. Robert received a B.A., Pi Sigma Alpha, from James Madison University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was articles editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law.

Travis Hunter litigates complex disputes involving business acquisitions, trade secrets, insurance, products liability, and intellectual property. He has argued cases in all of Delaware’s state and federal courts and represents clients in large commercial disputes in the Delaware Superior Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division. Travis also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings before the American Arbitration Association. He earned a B.A. from Davidson College, and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University. Travis clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Cooch in the Delaware Superior Court.

Amanda Steele focuses her practice on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, and other insolvency matters, representing both creditors and debtors in all aspects of chapter 11 cases. She is also a member of the firm’s substantive nonconsolidation opinion team. Amanda is vice chair of the Delaware Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, which named her a 2016 Rising Star Award Finalist. Amanda earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from American University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a managing editor of the Villanova Law Review.

Drew Sloan provides counsel and legal opinions in connection with a wide range of formation, operational, and governance matters involving Delaware limited partnerships and limited liability companies. His practice includes advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, conversions, and dissolutions, as well as investment fund, structured finance, joint venture, and financing transactions. Drew also has experience representing debtors, secured creditors, and other parties in interest in large chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He received a B.A., with honors, from Rutgers University, and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

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