WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 23, 2014) – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 36 Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys for excellence, far more lawyers than from any other Delaware firm. Richards, Layton & Finger also earned high marks in six areas of law, including Chambers’ highest ranking in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate. In its commentary, Chambers notes the firm’s “deep and broad array of talented practitioners,” and reports that clients describe Richards, Layton & Finger as “an outstanding firm” whose “work is top-notch.”
“We work hard to bring our clients excellent service and the best possible results,” said Gregory Varallo, executive vice president of the firm, “and we are proud of the continued recognition of our achievements.”
Mark Collins, ranked in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, is one of only three lawyers in Delaware designated as a “Star Individual,” a distinction given to lawyers who received exceptional commendations from clients and peers. The other Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys named in the Bankruptcy category are Daniel DeFranceschi, Katherine Good, Paul Heath, John Knight, Michael Merchant, Russell Silberglied and Robert Stearn Jr. Ranked on Chambers’ Chancery list are Catherine Dearlove, Raymond DiCamillo, Anne Foster, Blake Rohrbacher, Gregory Varallo and Gregory Williams. Michael Allen, Stephen Bigler, Donald Bussard, Mark Gentile, William Haubert and John Mark Zeberkiewicz are named in the Corporate/M&A category. On the Corporate/Alternative Entities list are Paul Altman, Doneene Damon, Bernard Kelley, Gregory Ladner, James Leyden Jr., Eric Mazie, Mark Purpura and Srinivas Raju. Frederick Cottrell III, Kelly Farnan and Jeffrey Moyer are ranked in Chambers’ Intellectual Property category. Jennifer Jauffret and Lori Brewington are named in Labor & Employment, and Daniel Klein, Robert Krapf and Sara Toner are listed in Real Estate.
To compile the Chambers rankings, 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 valued qualities.