23 Young Conaway Attorneys Ranked as "Leaders in their Field" in 2018 Chambers USA

May 4, 2018Press Release

WILMINGTON, DE -- Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP is pleased to announce that 23 of the firm’s attorneys are listed as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Chambers USA ranks leading law firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Their research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the United States and worldwide.

We invite you to read the client comments below, or you may visit the Chambers USA web site at the following link: https://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/firm/65302/young-conaway-stargatt-taylor

Chambers USA researchers note that in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Delaware, Young Conaway maintains a "[p]remier practice of highly skilled attorneys, advising an impressive range of clients both locally and nationally across numerous industry sectors."  The Firm has "a fantastic reputation for its work on behalf of debtors, creditors' committees and other stakeholders in Chapter 11 restructurings and out-of-court workouts."

Practitioners listed in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Delaware include: James Patton, who is ""one of the sharpest minds in bankruptcy nationally”; Robert Brady who is "incredibly smart" and "knows how to get a deal done and is very easy to work with”; Pauline Morgan, “an excellent technical lawyer" whose "judgment is superb...she has enormous credibility with judges”; "super smart" Michael Nestor, "has an incredible business sense and is a deal-maker"; Blake Cleary is a "very capable and quick-thinking practitioner" who "can offer practical insight on any given situation"Edmon Morton receives praise for his “great responsiveness, creativity and good judgment on litigation matters" and his ability to “negotiate a good deal in a tough situation”; Sean Beach, who is “pragmatic, constructive, smart and very knowledgeable”; and Ryan Bartley, who is “a practical and levelheaded guy who knows how to solve problems efficiently.”

Chambers USA describes Young Conaway’s Chancery: Delaware team as “well-regarded” with “high-quality attorneys” who handle a “full range of corporate and alternative entity litigation, with a specific focus on M&A disputes and fiduciary duty litigation as well as hostile takeovers and proxy contests.”

Highlighted attorneys include David McBride, “a highly respected and experienced practitioner with vast expertise in Delaware corporate law”; Martin Lessner, a “very good litigator who is fair and reasonable”; Elena Norman who is a “well-regarded corporate litigator” known for her “tough but efficient litigation style as well as her ability to see the big picture in a case”; Rolin Bissell, described as an “experienced litigator” who is “not afraid to do battle with anyone”; and Kathaleen McCormick, who is a “superstar in the making” with “great attention to detail and good judgment.

Young Conaway attorney Norman Powell is recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities: Delaware.  Peers describe him as a "very thoughtful and very analytical attorney who is able to translate that into practical advice." He is also “held in high regard for his expertise in the uniform commercial code.”

Chambers USA also recognized attorney Adam Poff in the Intellectual Property: Delaware category for his work in patent infringement cases as both lead and Delaware counsel.  Clients noted that he is a “good lawyer” who is “knowledgeable and knows the courts.

Chambers USA researchers describe Young Conaway’s Labor & Employment: Delaware team as a “[c]omprehensive practice” with an “excellent reputation for its expertise in discrimination and wage and hour claims” and a “strong choice for class and collective action defense work as well as constitutional claims against public employers.” The attorneys also focus on restrictive covenant and noncompete matters.  "They are easy to work with as individuals or as a group."

Noted practitioners include Barry Willoughby, “an expert in the field of employment law” who is a “tremendous source of assistance”; William Bowser, who “know[s] employment law forwards and backwards” and offers “extremely valuable” strategic advice during contract or other negotiations; and Scott Holt, who clients find “practical” and “effective.”

Chambers USA researchers describe Young Conaway’s Real Estate: Delaware and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Delaware as a “ [d]istinguished group recognized for its strengths in the transactional aspects of real estate, especially the financing, refinancing and acquisition of property.”

Key individuals include Eugene DiPrinzio, who is an “exceptional lawyer, ” “easy to work with,” and “someone who always does a great job for the client”; Daniel Johnson, a “deal-maker and a big picture guy” whose “sophisticated real estate practice covers a wide array of commercial transactional matters”; Brent Shaffer who clients describe as “meticulousadding that his deep knowledge makes him invaluable”; John Tracey, an “excellent, well respected and very credible” attorney who works on a variety of land use and zoning matters; and John Kuffel, who is highly rated by clients and who is regarded as “very knowledgeable” concerning transactional and strategic real estate matters.


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware's largest law firms, counsels and represents national, international and local clients, handling sophisticated advisory and litigation matters. The firm’s headquarters are located in downtown Wilmington, DE. For additional information, contact Director of Marketing and Business Development, Felicia A. Gojmerac at 302.571.5718 or [email protected].