The 2022 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.” “Ashby is our go-to firm for all things Delaware; we trust them with our most sophisticated matters.” Rick Palacio was described as “hyper responsive, a quick study and very savvy.” Greg Taylor “is a terrific and very professional lawyer.”
The firm’s Chancery practitioners “are exceptionally qualified and very good at what they do.” Steve Jenkins “is a good and very seasoned attorney with a natural gravitas.” Lee Trainer has “a very deep knowledge of Delaware law,” “a lot of trial experience and a very strong reputation.” Catherine Gaul was described as “a very good practitioner,” who is “very smart, efficient and responsive.”
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 is “a very good practitioner,” while John Day was noted for his “extensive experience in IP litigation.” Andrew Mayo’s “instincts are excellent and he is extremely responsive.”
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.