WILMINGTON, Delaware – Two prestigious legal resources have recognized Richards, Layton & Finger’s bankruptcy and patent practices. The Deal reports that Richards Layton is the number one bankruptcy firm in the nation, gaining more large bankruptcy case representations in 2008 than any other firm. Richards Layton led the way with 28 new cases, with firm attorneys Mark D. Collins and John H. Knight positioned at number 4 and 9, respectively, on The Deal’s list of lawyers with the highest number of large bankruptcy case representations in 2008. The Deal is a well-respected resource that supplies news and information across the spectrum of deal-making activities, including M&A, venture capital and corporate auctions as well as bankruptcies.
The 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac recognizes Richards Layton as having the nation’s second-busiest debtors’ counsel bankruptcy practice and among the 10 U.S. firms with the highest concentration of bankruptcy lawyers. The almanac also lists Richards Layton as having one of the nation’s 10 busiest patent practices—and the second-busiest in Delaware. An authoritative source on litigation trends around the country, the Law360 Litigation Almanac includes rankings of firms by case volume and number of lawyers over a one-year period. Bankruptcy practices are ranked according to total assets at filing of the debtor companies.