November 27, 2021

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Law notes: Young Conaway; Richards, Layton; K&L. Gates; Robinson+Cole

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Estate lawyer Nenno joins Young Conaway

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP announced that Richard W. Nenno, will be joining the firm as Senior Counsel in the Business Planning and Tax Section on October 18.

Nenno comes to Young Conaway with over 40 years of estate-planning experience and is a Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner. Prior to joining the firm,  Nenno served as senior trust counsel and managing director in Wealth Management at Wilmington Trust Company.

Ramsey

Ramsey

Nenno is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American Bar Foundation. He also is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and the Bloomberg BNA Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Advisory Board.

Nenno earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University with an A.B. degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is admitted to practice in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Murphy named director at Richards, Layton & Finger

Murphy focuses his practice on litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery involving fiduciary duties, corporate governance and control, contractual issues, and other commercial disputes.

Matt earned a JD, summa cum laude, from Widener University School of Law and a BA from St. Joseph’s University.  He clerked for Paul R. Wallace in  Delaware Superior Court. 

 K&L Gates LLP 

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Adam V. Orlacchio as a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution practice. He joins the firm’s Wilmington office from Blank Rome LLP. 

Orlacchio advises clients on a wide range of complex commercial, corporate, and employment litigation matters and business issues.

He counsels clients from pre-litigation through resolution in both state and federal courts throughout the U.S. 

Orlacchio previously served as the Chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Litigation Section and recently completed his second term as a member of the Executive Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association. 

Ramsey named to Best Lawyers list

Natalie D. Ramsey, from Robinson+Cole’s Delaware office, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America  2022 in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy. 

Ramsey, a Regent of the American College of Bankruptcy, has practiced in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganizations for more than three decades. She is co-chair of Robinson+Cole’s Bankruptcy + Reorganization Practice Group and the partner in charge of its Wilmington and Philadelphia offices. 

Weber Gallagher today announced the election of three new partners. Among those named was Kristen S. Swift.  provides insurance coverage opinions, appellate assistance, and litigates in all Delaware courts in myriad areas of the law including employment, civil rights, insurance, subrogation, contract disputes, construction, general liability, malpractice, and bankruptcy.

Best Lawyers names 73 to Richards, Layton & Finger to list

Seventy-three Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been named in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. 

The Wilmington law firms is the largest in Delaware.

The firm is also ranked first in Delaware in three practice areas: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Commercial Litigation, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law.

Best Lawyers has also selected five Richards Layton attorneys as 2022 Wilmington, Delaware Lawyers of the Year, an award presented to one outstanding lawyer in a designated metropolitan area in each practice area: Doneene Damon in Securitization and Structured Finance Law, Kelly Farnan in Patent Litigation, Jennifer Jauffret in Labor Law – Management, Elisa Erlenbach Maas in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), and Russell Silberglied in Bankruptcy Litigation.

The Richards Layton attorneys named in The Best Lawyers in America are:

  • Michael Allen – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law
  • Paul Altman – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law
  • C. Stephen Bigler – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • C. Malcolm Cochran IV – Commercial Litigation
  • Mark Collins – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
  • F. Peter Conaty Jr. – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Frederick Cottrell – Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent Law; Patent Litigation; Trademark Law
  • Brock Czeschin – Corporate Law
  • Doneene Damon – Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Catherine Dearlove – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
  • Daniel DeFranceschi – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Raymond DiCamillo – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
  • Daniel Dreisbach – Commercial Litigation
  • Richard Facciolo – Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Kelly Farnan – Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent Litigation
  • Steven Fineman – Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Jesse Finkelstein – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Anne Foster – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
  • Kevin Gallagher – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Mark Gentile – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Kevin Gross – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • William Haubert – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Paul Heath – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • John Hendershot – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Tara Hoffner – Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Jennifer Jauffret – Commercial Litigation; Labor Law – Management; Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Cynthia Kaiser – Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Bernard Kelley – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law
  • Beth Gansen Knight – Trusts and Estates
  • John H. Knight – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Rudolf Koch – Commercial Litigation
  • Robert Krapf – Real Estate Law
  • Gregory Ladner – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law
  • James Leyden Jr. – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Claire Love – Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Elisa Erlenbach Maas – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Eric Mazie – Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Michael Merchant – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Jeffrey Moyer – Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent Law; Patent Litigation
  • Samuel Nolen – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • J. Weston Peterson – Banking and Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Mark Purpura – Banking and Finance Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Srinivas Raju – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Blake Rohrbacher – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law
  • Richard Rollo – Corporate Law
  • Lisa Schmidt – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
  • Chad Shandler – Intellectual Property Litigation; Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Zachary Shapiro – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Russell Silberglied – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
  • W. Donald Sparks II – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Robert Stearn Jr. – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Stanford Stevenson III – Tax Law
  • Melissa Stubenberg – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Sara Toner – Real Estate Law
  • Robert Whetzel – Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation
  • Gregory Williams – Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • William Yemc – Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • John Mark Zeberkiewicz – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

The following Richards Layton attorneys are on the Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” list, which identifies up-and-coming young lawyers:

  • Laura Dietrich – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Robert Greco – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Brett Haywood – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Lee Kaufman – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Alexander Krischik – Corporate Law
  • Robert Maddox – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Brian Mammarella – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Frederick Mitsdarfer III – Real Estate Law
  • Matthew Murphy – Corporate Law
  • Andrew Peach – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Nicole Pedi – Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Matthew Perri – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Antonios Roustopoulos – Real Estate Law
  • Brendan Schlauch – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Jane Trueper – Banking and Finance Law

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