The 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized eight Ashby & Geddes attorneys as “Leading Individuals” in their respective areas of practice: Andrew D. Cordo (Chancery), Steven J. Balick (Intellectual Property), William P. Bowden (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), John G. Day (Intellectual Property), Stephen E. Jenkins (Chancery), Tiffany Geyer Lydon (Intellectual Property), Ricardo Palacio (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,” while head of the group, Bill Bowden, is noted for being “very well-respected,” and Rick Palacio was described as "very personable, very practical, does a very good job on his feet."
The firm’s Chancery practitioners “have an excellent reputation in the Chancery Court and the work they have provided is top quality." Steve Jenkins was noted as being "really first-rate” and “very capable," while Lee Trainer is “acclaimed for his work in a broad range of matters,” and Andy Cordo is praised as "an extraordinarily competent lawyer."
Chambers describes Ashby & Geddes’ Intellectual Property attorneys as “[o]utstanding in every respect. They give excellent advice at a reasonable price.” Steve Balick “is praised for his expertise representing corporate clients in patent litigation and other matters in the science and technology areas,” while John Day "is highly responsive, gives good advice, is very experienced and knowledgeable about the Wilmington legal community," and Tiffany Lydon “attracts particular praise for her responsiveness to matters.”
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.