The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Businesshas recognized five Ashby & Geddes attorneys as “Leading Individuals” in their respective areas of practice: Steven J. Balick (Intellectual Property), William P. Bowden (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), John G. Day (Intellectual Property), Stephen E. Jenkins (Chancery), and Philip Trainer, Jr. (Chancery). In addition, the firm was ranked for excellence in three of its practice areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, and Intellectual Property.
Ashby & Geddes’ Bankruptcy/Restructuring practice has “contributed to the development of the law through significant involvement in cutting-edge reorganization matters,” while head of the group, Bill Bowden, is praised for being “smart, industrious and someone who takes great efforts to solve problems.”
The firm’s Chancery practioners were found to be “extremely competent and reliable, and they know what needs to be done to win cases.” Chambers described Steve Jenkins as “very quick to pick up complicated concepts and translate them into a practical approach with the court,” and as being “very well respected by the Delaware Bar.” Lee Trainer is “an excellent lawyer with a very good courtroom demeanor who handles a wide variety of cases.”
Chambers describes Ashby & Geddes’ Intellectual Property attorneys as doing “an excellent job” with “the capability to do everything. They have an incredible knowledge of the court system and provide substantive comments and strategic advice.” Steve Balick is described as “tremendous” and having “really balanced judgment,” and John Day is noted as giving advice that “is always spot-on.”
Chambers and Partners assesses business lawyers across the country using independent researchers to conduct in-depth interviews with clients and lawyers. Individual lawyers and firm practice areas are ranked on the basis of legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness, and client-service. For more information about Chambers and Partners, visit here.