Richards Layton’s Dearlove Among Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, Farnan Chosen for Benchmark’s Under 40 Hot List

August 22, 2017

Firm News| Corporate & Chancery Litigation| Intellectual Property

WILMINGTON, Delaware (August 22, 2017) – Richards, Layton & Finger directors Catherine Dearlove and Kelly Farnan have been recognized as leading litigators by Benchmark Litigation. Ms. Dearlove is one of only two Delaware lawyers listed among Benchmark’s 2017 Top 250 Women in Litigation, and Ms. Farnan has been selected for the Benchmark Litigation 2017 Under 40 Hot List, a listing of over 340 lawyers that includes only seven from Delaware.

Ms. Dearlove represents Delaware corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships, and their officers, directors, and managers in corporate and fiduciary litigation, including M&A litigation, derivative suits, and corporate control disputes. She also advises clients on corporate governance and fiduciary duties outside of litigation, and she has represented special committees in both litigation and transactional matters. Named one of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women since 2013, Ms. Dearlove is also listed in Chambers USA, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.

Ms. Farnan focuses her practice primarily on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation in the Delaware state and federal courts, representing large defense contractors, cable companies, airlines, technology companies, and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to being named on Benchmark’s Under 40 Hot List, Ms. Farnan has been recognized in Chambers USA, IAM Patent 1000, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Managing Intellectual Property Top 250 Women in IP, and as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer, including as the state’s Top Vote-Getter in both Intellectual Property and Litigation.

About Benchmark Litigation
Benchmark Litigation, a respected guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, conducts extensive interviews with practitioners and clients to identify the leading litigators and firms in the U.S. In addition to its nationwide guide, Benchmark’s annual rankings include the Top 250 Women in Litigation and the Under 40 Hot List.

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