Richards, Layton & Finger Directors Named Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America

November 10, 2008

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WILMINGTON, Delaware – Richards, Layton & Finger directors Lisa A. Schmidt and Gregory P. Williams have been invited to be fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a highly selective trial lawyer honorary society. Fellowship in the LCA is by invitation only, with fellows selected based upon their accomplishment in litigation at both the trial and appellate levels as well as their superior ethical reputation. LCA, which is composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, recognizes excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar and counts the best in law among its members.

Schmidt, a director in Richards, Layton & Finger’s Corporate Department, represents Delaware corporations, their directors and other constituencies in corporate litigation. She has litigated numerous corporate control, corporate governance and contractual disputes in the Delaware courts, and she also advises corporations, directors and special committees on corporate governance and fiduciary duties.

Williams is the chair of the Corporate Department and the immediate past president of the firm. He represents corporations and their directors and officers, providing advice and counseling to his clients and representing them in courts in Delaware and across the country. Williams also represents committees of boards of directors formed to negotiate transactions or investigate alleged corporate wrongdoing.

About the Firm
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. 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. Richards, Layton & Finger 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.

About the Litigation Counsel of America
The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles, to provide sources for professional development, to promote advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to encourage community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary.

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