WILMINGTON, Delaware (October 2, 2014) – Richards, Layton & Finger is ranked among the top firms in the nation for M&A litigation in The Legal 500 United States. With Delaware’s largest corporate litigation team, Richards, Layton & Finger has long been recognized as one of the state’s leading law firms, renowned for its exceptional client service and its work on landmark cases defining Delaware corporate law. The firm’s preeminence in corporate litigation is reflected in every prominent legal directory, including Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, US News “Best Law Firms,” and The Best Lawyers in America.
In addition to the firm’s recognition, two Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys, Gregory Williams and John Hendershot, have been recognized for M&A litigation in The Legal 500. Mr. Williams, chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, is one of only 11 attorneys on the guide’s elite list of the nation’s “Leading Lawyers.” Mr. Williams represents corporations and corporate directors, officers, and committees, advising his clients and representing them in courts in Delaware and across the country. He has served by appointment on the Rules Committee of both the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court, and has been selected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Williams’ other accolades include recognition in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, and as a Delaware Today “Top Lawyer.”
Mr. Hendershot, selected by The Legal 500 as a “Recommended Lawyer,” has litigated matters involving fiduciary duties, statutory appraisal rights, advancement and indemnification rights, rights to inspect books and records, and commercial and contract law. Mr. Hendershot also is recognized in Benchmark Litigation and The Best Lawyers in America.
The Legal 500 national rankings are driven by independent research and interviews with clients and law firms across the country. The guide strives to identify firms and lawyers who are providing clients with exceptional, innovative counsel.