Richards Layton Listed in U.S. News and Best Lawyers’ 2010 Best Law Firms Rankings

September 16, 2010

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware (September 16, 2010) – Richards, Layton & Finger is ranked in the first tier in Delaware in eight practice areas in the inaugural 2010 Best Law Firms rankings and also ranked in three additional areas. Researched and published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, these rankings were produced after in-depth evaluation of extensive qualitative and quantitative data. The results, which include 30,322 entries of 8,782 law firms in 81 practice areas, are posted online and will appear in the October print issue of U.S. News & World Report.
Richards Layton has earned a national reputation for high-quality legal work and outstanding client service. The firm is ranked in the top tier in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Real Estate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law. Richards Layton also ranks highly in General Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.

For more than 20 years U.S. News has published rankings of a wide range of institutions, including law schools; Best Lawyers, in turn, has provided rankings of individual lawyers for nearly three decades. Merging their experience in collating hard data, peer reviews and client assessments, the U.S. News and Best Lawyers law firm rankings offer a useful, comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession.

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About the U.S. News Media Group
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About Best Lawyers
For 28 years, Best Lawyers has compiled lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide which includes 41,385 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.1 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. At, Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world’s major legal markets.

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