WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 10, 2011) – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 33 Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys for excellence in seven areas of law, more lawyers than from any other Delaware firm. In addition, Richards Layton received Chambers’ highest ranking in Delaware in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate, and second highest in Intellectual Property and Labor & Employment. Chambers researchers report that Richards Layton is “a top-quality firm all the way through.”
The Richards Layton attorneys named in Bankruptcy/Restructuring are Mark D. Collins, Daniel J. DeFranceschi, John H. Knight, Russell C. Silberglied and Robert J. Stearn Jr. The Chancery list includes Catherine G. Dearlove, Raymond J. DiCamillo, Anne C. Foster, Gregory V. Varallo and Gregory P. Williams. C. Stephen Bigler, Donald A. Bussard, Mark J. Gentile and William J. Haubert are recognized in the Corporate/M&A category. On the Alternative Entities list are Paul M. Altman, Doneene Keemer Damon, Bernard J. Kelley, Gregory W. Ladner, James G. Leyden, Eric A. Mazie, Mark V. Purpura and Srinivas M. Raju. Daniel L. Klein and Robert J. Krapf are named in Real Estate, Frederick L. Cottrell III and Jeffrey L. Moyer in Intellectual Property, and Jennifer C. Jauffret in Labor & Employment.
In addition, Paul N. Heath is named an “Up and Coming” attorney in Bankruptcy/Restructuring. Listed as lawyers to watch are Lori A. Brewington in Labor & Employment, Sara T. Toner in Real Estate, and Anne Shea Gaza in Intellectual Property. R. Franklin Balotti and Jesse A. Finkelstein are recognized as Senior Statesmen in both Chancery and Corporate/M&A.
To compile the rankings for Chambers USA, independent researchers carried out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and lawyers to assess business lawyers across the country. The lawyers are ranked according to technical ability, professional conduct, client service, business acumen, diligence and other qualities valued by clients.
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Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. Chambers identifies and ranks the world’s best lawyers after in-depth, unbiased research conducted by a team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. Inclusion in the Chambers guide is based solely on the research team’s findings.