The 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized nine 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), Catherine A. Gaul (Chancery), Stephen E. Jenkins (Chancery), Andrew C. Mayo (Intellectual Property), Ricardo Palacio (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), Gregory A. Taylor (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), 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 is “highly regarded for its sophisticated counsel on complex reorganization matters.” “The team is very efficient, smart and practical.” Rick Palacio was described as “excellent – a strong but cost-conscious advocate.” Greg Taylor “is terrific – smart, attentive and helpful,” while demonstrating “practicality and business sense.”
The firm’s Chancery practitioners are “very knowledgeable of Delaware law and procedure,” and “particularly skilled at distilling complex issues of Delaware law into concise and effective arguments for briefs and oral arguments.” Lee Trainer is “insightful, responsive and unflappable,” and “excellent at providing intelligent insights.” Catherine Gaul was described as “phenomenal” with “really good knowledge of Delaware courts.”
Chambers describes Ashby & Geddes’ Intellectual Property attorneys as “adept at handling a range of work on both the plaintiff and defense side of IP litigation,” and as having “a diverse client base including companies from the biotechnology, computer software and telecommunications industries.” Steve Balick was described as “a great legal strategist,” who is “incredibly poised and amazingly responsive.” John Day was noted for providing “invaluable insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a case.” Andrew Mayo was noted for his expertise in patent infringement lawsuits, including Hatch-Waxman litigation, and licensing disputes, and described as being “knowledgeable about Delaware practice.”
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.