WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 27, 2016) – Thirty-six Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys, more lawyers than from any other Delaware firm, have been named leaders in their field by Chambers USA, one of the world’s most respected legal directories. In addition to the individual attorney rankings, Chambers has recognized six of the firm’s practice areas for excellence, with the firm’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities, and Real Estate practices receiving the publication’s highest Band 1 ranking. Chambers reports that Richards, Layton & Finger represents “the gold standard in Delaware.”
Ten Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been ranked in Chambers’ Band 1—the most of any Delaware firm—and Mark Collins, chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department, has been designated as a “Star Individual” for the fifth consecutive year, one of only three Delaware attorneys to earn this prestigious ranking this year.
“We are committed to delivering extraordinary service and the best possible results for our clients,” said Robert Krapf, president of Richards, Layton & Finger, “and we’re proud and honored that Chambers USA consistently recognizes the skill and achievements of our outstanding attorneys.”
The Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys named in Chambers in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category are Mark Collins, Daniel DeFranceschi, Paul Heath, John H. Knight, Michael Merchant, Russell Silberglied, and Robert Stearn Jr. Ranked on the Chancery list are Catherine Dearlove, Raymond DiCamillo, Anne Foster, Blake Rohrbacher, Gregory Varallo, and Gregory P. Williams. Michael Allen, Stephen Bigler, Donald Bussard, Mark Gentile, William Haubert, and John Mark Zeberkiewicz are named in Chambers’ Corporate/M&A category. On the Corporate/Alternative Entities list are Paul Altman, Doneene Damon, Bernard Kelley, Gregory Ladner, James Leyden Jr., Elisa Erlenbach Maas, Eric Mazie, Mark Purpura, and Srinivas Raju. Lori Brewington and Jennifer Jauffret are named in Labor & Employment. Recognized in Chambers’ Intellectual Property category are Fred Cottrell, Kelly Farnan, and Jeffrey Moyer. Daniel Klein, Robert Krapf, and Sara Toner are listed in Real Estate.
The Chambers rankings are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and are trusted globally to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms.