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Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Chancery

6 ranked lawyersBand 1DelawareUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A standout firm that is praised for its extensive breadth and depth of experience and its high-level insight into the Court of Chancery. Frequently handles high-value cases and offers particular strength in special committee representation, including in stockholder derivative claims, as well as issues relating to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Notable expertise handling litigation involving M&A, appraisal matters and breaches of fiduciary duty.

Strengths

"They are sophisticated complex corporate litigators with a deep understanding of not just the critical legal and business issues but also the best way to present them," a source observes.

An impressed commentator notes that the team "provided incredible insight into specific areas of law."

"I find them to be excellent," says one interviewee.

Work highlights

Defended Blue Apron in an action challenging the validity of certificate of incorporation provisions.

Notable practitioners

Blake Rohrbacher typically acts as lead counsel to corporate organizations in complex litigation, and offers a broad skill set that covers disputes including breach of contract matters and books and records requests. He has particular experience with nonprofit organizations.
"Blake is great, a very smart lawyer."

Catherine Dearlove maintains a strong reputation for her work in corporate litigation, and boasts experience advising on books and records requests as well as corrective actions. She has experience representing clients in the Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court.
"She is an incisive and clear thinker with an excellent grasp of the complexities of a case."

Gregory Williams maintains a reputation as a leading corporate litigator. He regularly acts in high-value disputes before the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court.
"A prominent figure, absolutely one of the top lawyers in the state Bar."

John Hendershot is well versed in commercial litigation and has much experience acting for large corporations, particularly within the technology sector. He is well versed in fiduciary duty litigation, stockholder issues and contract law.

Raymond DiCamillo is recognized for his strong contentious practice that sees him cover matters including M&A and shareholder disputes, and offers notable expertise handling corporate governance concerns. He also advises on statutory and contractual disputes.
"A seasoned and effective litigator."

Rudolf Koch has expertise acting for both defendants and plaintiffs in complex litigation. Recent mandates include significant stockholder disputes and fiduciary cases.
"Rudy has a good sense of what's going to happen in court."

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Delaware

Chancery


Blake Rohrbacher
Band 2
Catherine Dearlove
Band 2
Gregory P Williams
Band 1
John Hendershot
Band 4
Raymond DiCamillo
Band 2
Rudolf Koch
Band 3