25 Young Conaway Attorneys Recognized As "Leaders In Their Field" by Chambers USA 2017 Edition

May 26, 2017Press Release


WILMINGTON, DE -- Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP is pleased to announce that 25 of the firm’s attorneys are listed as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2017 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 is praised for its attorneys’ "technical skills and impeccable judgment."  Clients also remarked that the team was “very fast, very responsive and very able”. "They command the respect of the judges so it's very clear to me that they're extremely highly regarded.”

Practitioners listed in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Delaware include: James Patton, who has “terrific” judgment and who is described as “one of the finest bankruptcy attorneys”; Robert Brady who “brings a tremendous wealth of experience” and is “extremely user-friendly”;Pauline Morgan, “one of the leading lights of the Delaware bankruptcy Bar” and a “good presence to have in the room to move things productively forward”; Michael Nestor, "a great strategist who is terrific with clients"; Blake Clearywho “brings ‘a structured analysis’ of bankruptcy legislation to his work assisting businesses in Chapter 11”;  Edmon Morton who clients find to be "a fabulous strategic thinker”and “very diplomatic”Sean Beach, “an excellent practitioner”; and Ryan Bartley, who is “highly regarded for his work on behalf of debtors in high-stakes Chapter 11 cases.”

Chambers USA describes Young Conaway’s Chancery: Delaware team as “well-regarded” and clients note the attorneys are “outstanding experts in Delaware law” who are “focused and effective.”

Highlighted practitioners include David McBride, who is regarded as one of the “top lawyers in Delaware”; Martin Lessner, a “very good lawyer” who litigates complex high-value cases; Elena Norman who is a “highly regarded figure in the Delaware market”representing boards of directors, boards of committees and stockholders in corporate litigation; Rolin Bissell, described as a “great strategist and a great tactician”; and Kathaleen McCormick, who provides clients with “really sound judgment."

Young Conaway attorneys also are recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities: Delaware. In addition to his corporate litigation work, David McBride is “well known for his commercial litigation work, and also advises corporate clients on transactional matters including M&A.” Norman Powell is “widely regarded as an expert on the uniform commercial code…and provides guidance on a range of Delaware corporate matters relating to alternative entities.”

Chambers USA also recognized two of Young Conaway’s Intellectual Property: Delaware attorneys.  Researchers note that Adam Poffis known for his “adept handling of trade secret and trademark disputes, as well as patent infringement cases, and is particularly esteemed for his wide-ranging knowledge of software and life sciences technologies.”  Anne Shea Gaza “represents both plaintiffs and defendants in IP litigation concerning a broad range of industries and technologies, and elicits particular praise from the market for her excellent understanding of the Delaware market and its practices.”

Clients tell Chambers USA that Young Conaway’s Labor & Employment: Delaware team is 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.” Noted practitioners include Barry Willoughby, who is “very knowledgeable and highly competent"; William Bowser, who is “highly regarded for his representation of employers in employment discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuits as well as labor negotiations”;Scott Holt, who clients find “’absolutely fantastic’ praising his ‘well thought-out creative solutions and suggestions.’”; and Molly DiBianca, a “superb adviser and litigator.”

Chambers USAdescribes 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.” Researchers also emphasized the firm’s “highly adept” zoning and land use practice.  Clients are “’extremely satisfied with the work they’ve done,’ praising the attorneys’ ‘very good advice.’”

Key individuals include Eugene DiPrinzio, a “very strong practitioner” who advises financial institutions on real estate commercial mortgage loans; Daniel Johnson, a “spectacular”attorney who clients rely upon to “draft the most exquisite technical documents”; Brent Shaffer who clients describe as “meticulous and very knowledgeable”; John Tracey is cited for his “good client base” representing both landowners and developers; and John Kuffel, who is praised for his “savvy commercial sense” and his understanding of the “business decisions” that need to be made “so he’s good not just from a legal sense but also to bounce ideas off.”


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].