Landis Rath & Cobb, a Delaware-based corporate bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation boutique law firm, is pleased to announce that both of the firm’s core practice areas and half of all LRC attorneys have been recognized for excellence in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, the guide identifies leading lawyers and law firm practices based on interviews conducted by Chambers researchers with thousands of attorneys and their clients.
For Bankruptcy/Restructuring, LRC was rated in the top 10 of all law firms in Delaware, with three partners named as ranked lawyers in the category. The Chancery practice was also named among the leading firms in Delaware, with three partners ranked.
Chambers describes LRC as a “highly thought of bankruptcy and litigation boutique firm that remains a major player in the Delaware market…that possesses a strong bench of attorneys who are adept at both lead and co-counsel roles…acts for a prestigious roster of clients, including debtors, creditors, and asset purchasers, and regularly sought after for its expert strategic advice to clients.”
Highlighted matters included serving as sole counsel to Saladworks in its Chapter 11 case, and representation of C&S Wholesale Grocers in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of AWI Delaware.
Comments regarding LRC attorneys include:
Commentators describe Adam Landis as “extraordinarily practical, intelligent and well connected with the bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners in Delaware.” He has built a successful and diverse practice that includes both first-chair and co-counsel representation of numerous groups including debtors, official and unofficial committees, secured creditors, directors and officers, and asset purchasers.
Richard Cobb is described by sources as “smart, energetic, tireless and efficient, with a very good sense of the purpose of the work.” He provides insolvency and restructuring advice to secured and unsecured creditors, official and unofficial committees, secured lenders, directors and officers, and asset purchasers.
Kerri Mumford represents national and regional clients in restructuring and financially distressed situations. One grateful client comments: “She’s always a person you can rely on to have that complete grasp of what the other side is trying to do.” Her recent highlights include providing counsel on the Chapter 11 restructuring of Brookstone Holdings.
Chambers describes the LRC Chancery practice as “a respected business law boutique with an emerging reputation for its handling of Delaware corporate law disputes. Regularly handles matters such as fiduciary duty litigation, corporate control disputes and advancement proceedings.”
Highlighted matters included representing JPMorgan Chase and subsidiary EMC Mortgage in a series of litigations arising from the issuance of mortgage-backed securities and representation of Donald Blankenship, the former chairman and CEO of Massey Energy, in his action against the company for its refusal to pay his defense costs in criminal proceedings, for which he was subsequently acquitted and awarded all outstanding costs.
Comments regarding LRC attorneys include:
Daniel Rath is identified by sources as “an excellent lawyer” who is “very, very easy to deal with” and “thinks creatively about litigation.” He is noted for his handling of matters such as corporate control litigation, fiduciary duty disputes and shareholder rights cases.
Rebecca Butcher is “highly intelligent, a good writer and a strong oral advocate,” relate observers. She is adept at litigating a range of corporate and commercial disputes including M&A litigation, fiduciary duty cases and noncompete cases.
Tyler O’Connell is praised by commentators for his broad expertise in Delaware corporate litigation. O’Connell is a rising star of the market, with one interviewee noting: “He had a very good sense of how to approach the court and was very rigorous and meticulous in his approach to legal issues. He impressed us with the seriousness with which he approached the matter.”
About Chambers USA
The Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, is an independent, objective, research-based legal directory. Attorneys and law firms are selected for inclusion by strong recommendations from the market and according to reputation. The Chambers USA researchers conduct interviews with clients and other lawyers to build a picture of the sector and of the leading lawyers within it.