WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 19, 2015) – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, one of the world’s most prestigious legal directories, has recognized 34 Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys for excellence, more lawyers than from any other Delaware firm. Richards, Layton & Finger also received high marks in six areas of law, including Chambers’ top ranking in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate.
“We work hard to bring our clients the best possible results,” said Robert Krapf, president of Richards, Layton & Finger, “and we are proud of the excellent service we provide and the continued recognition we receive.”
The Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys named in Chambers USA in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category are Mark Collins, Daniel DeFranceschi, 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. Jennifer Jauffret is named in Labor & Employment. Recognized in Chambers’ Intellectual Property category are Frederick Cottrell III, Kelly Farnan, and Jeffrey Moyer. Daniel Klein, Robert Krapf, and Sara Toner are listed in Real Estate.
Chambers awarded its highest ranking to more Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys than from any other Delaware firm. In addition, Mark Collins, chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department, is one of only three lawyers in Delaware designated as a “Star Individual.”
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 qualities highly valued by clients.