Richards, Layton & Finger Elects New Directors and Counsel

January 4, 2021

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (January 4, 2021) – Richards, Layton & Finger is pleased to announce that it has elected attorneys Katharine Lester Mowery and Jason J. Rawnsley as directors of the firm, and Edward S. Little and Robert C. Maddox as counsel, effective January 1, 2021.

“We are proud of the achievements of these fine lawyers,” said Doneene Damon, president of Richards Layton, “and we know they have the knowledge and experience to provide our clients with the outstanding service and exceptional counsel that are the hallmarks of our firm.”

Kate Mowery focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including intellectual property, products liability, trade secrets, and other disputes in Delaware’s state and federal courts. She has also served as counsel in significant contractual disputes filed with the American Arbitration Association. Prior to joining the firm, Kate clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Slights III in the Delaware Superior Court. She earned a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University.

Jason Rawnsley has been involved in many of Richards Layton’s largest intellectual property cases. Handling complex intellectual property and commercial litigation in Delaware’s federal and state courts, he has significant experience in disputes involving electronics, domain names, software, and pharmaceuticals. Jason received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School, an M.A. from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a B.A. from Villanova University.

Ed Little handles commercial transactions and insurance regulatory matters. His transactional practice includes securitization, structured finance, asset sale and purchase, financing, and secured transactions. Ed’s regulatory practice primarily involves advising U.S. insurance companies doing business in Delaware on matters relating to compliance with the Delaware Insurance Code. He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.A., cum laude, from Michigan State University.

Bob Maddox focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, and other insolvency-related matters. He served as an intern for the Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia in the Maryland Court of Appeals and with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of General Counsel. Bob earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, Richards, Layton & Finger 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.

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