The 2023 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 and Chancery: Mainly Plaintiff), 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 lawyers “keep plugged in to potential filings, stressed industries and the various courts’ rulings.” Rick Palacio was described as “practical and commercial” and “extremely versatile in his ability to handle situations.” Greg Taylor was described as “knowledgeable and responsive,” and Bill Bowden as having “an encyclopedic knowledge of the Bar.”
The firm’s Chancery practitioners were described as being “top people and from a good firm.” Steve Jenkins is highly recommend and “has the respect of the bench.” Lee Trainer was described as “a very able trial lawyer.” Catherine Gaul was described as “an excellent attorney” who is “personable but can be aggressive when needed,” and “provides strong strategic advice and value.”
Chambers describes Ashby & Geddes’ Intellectual Property team as having “a deep knowledge of Delaware practice and the Delaware judges, and offers sophisticated input.” Steve Balick “provides an excellent service,” while John Day was noted for his “calm demeanor” and his “impeccable judgment, particularly in terms of the local judges and Bar.” Andrew Mayo is “smart, efficient and helpful.”
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.