Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Richards, Layton & Finger, PA

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

One Rodney Square, 920 North King Street | Wilmington | DE | 19801

Phone: 302-651-7700 | Fax: 302-651-7701

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Year of establishment 1899 Number of partners 71
Number of offices 1 Partner to associate ratio 0.80
Biggest office Wilmington Percentage of women attorneys 23.00
Number of attorneys 166 Percentage of minority attorneys 5.60
Number of associates 86
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Richards, Layton & Finger, PA Reviews

- Reviewed on August 04, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The firm needs to put more emphasis on making sure that there is a chance for some associates to move up with the firm, as the firm might miss an opportunity to keep associates that will benefit them should those individuals choose another firm to work for with greater opportunities.

Pros: I found that the culture the firm sets in the workplace assists new associates in understanding what is expected of them, which immediately set me on the right path right after starting to work for the firm. This resulted in my work benefiting. The pay and benefits were also excellent.

Cons: Due to tradition, it seemed as if the hierarchy was static. The superiors were, for the most part, set in their positions. I don't see the firm as a place to stay for those who eventually want to progress in their careers.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


From our firm’s beginnings in 1899, our lawyers have played key roles in shaping Delaware law, and we have remained at the leading edge of our state’s evolving corporate law practice. We began building our extraordinary reputation in corporate law from the start, but we soon grew into a multidisciplinary law firm, offering clients a wide range of expertise and experience under one roof. Now, although our roots as local lawyers go deep, we routinely handle matters that are in the national spotlight. A sample of our recent contributions and accolades includes.

Practice Areas

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • General Civil Trial Litigation And Appellate Practice In All State And Federal Courts And Alternative Entities
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy And Creditors' Rights
  • Business
  • Corporations
  • Employee Benefits
  • Environmental
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor And Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • And Trusts And Estates

Hiring Criteria

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Richards, Layton & Finger seeks candidates with strong academics and Law Review/journal experience and/or moot court who are motivated, even-tempered and responsible. We look for those with initiatve and passion for the law, willing and eager to take ownership of assigned matters.

Pro bono

Richards Layton's commitment to our community runs deep. For more than century, we have been acknowledged leaders of the Delaware bar, and we take this role seriously, committing extraordinary time and resources to counseling those unable to afford representation and to offering services to those in need.

Our formal pro bono program provides opportunities for lawyers in all practice areas and at all levels to bring their talent

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA Awards and Recognitions

Chancery Dismisses Stockholder Suit Over Expedia CEO Award

C. Malcolm Cochran Receives DSBA Commitment Award

Six Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Chosen as Lawyers of the Year

Richards, Layton & Finger Director Doneene Damon Receives ABA Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award

Richards, Layton & Finger Receives M&A Advisor Turnaround Deal of the Year Award

Richards, Layton & Finger Director Wins DVFA President's Award

Richards, Layton & Finger Receives Lex Mundi Pro Bono Award

Richards Layton Attorney Receives 2012 TMA Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Award

Chancery Court Confirms One of Delaware's Largest Arbitration Awards

Richards Layton Attorney Receives the DSBA President's Award

Richards Layton Awarded the 2011 Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Leadership Award

Richards Layton Director Chosen for the 2010 J. Thompson Brown Award

William J. Wade Receives the Caleb R. Layton III Service Award

Anne Shea Gaza Awarded the Caleb R. Layton III Service Award

Richards, Layton & Finger Attorney Receives YWCA Trailblazer Award


Consistent with our long-standing commitment to excellence, diversity is an essential component of our firm. We recruit the finest lawyers, nurture their talents, and promote a workplace that embraces diversity at all levels. Our ranks and leadership reflect this commitment

Summer associate program

Our summer associate program, designed to introduce you to our work and the collegial nature of the firm, is not only our primary way of hiring new associates, but also our primary way of hiring our future leaders. The goal of our summer program is to give you a realistic view of work at the firm while also providing a range of activities to introduce you to the firm's leaders, the nature of the firm's practice, and the opportunities and lifestyles available in Wilmington. We select our summer associates carefully, with the expectation that each summer associate will succeed and become a full-time associate of our firm upon graduation.

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