The 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized eleven 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), Catherine A. Gaul (Chancery), Stephen E. Jenkins (Chancery), Tiffany Geyer Lydon (Intellectual Property), Andrew C. Mayo (Intellectual Property), Ricardo Palacio (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), Karen B. Skomorucha Owens (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 “[e]steemed” for its work with “both debtors and creditors, and noted for its substantial creditors' committee and creditors' rights expertise.” Head of the group, Bill Bowden, is noted for being “fantastic to deal with,” while Rick Palacio was described as a “smart guy with a nice disposition” who handles a range of bankruptcy matters, and Karen Owens was noted as being “remarkably talented” and as possessing a “great relationship with judges.”
The firm’s Chancery practitioners are a “highly recommended team with a strong track record in the court of Chancery.” Steve Jenkins was noted as being "extremely smart” and “very well respected by the judges,” while Lee Trainer has an “encyclopedic knowledge of Delaware corporate disputes.” Catherine Gaul is “terrific: incredibly personable and very smart,” and Andrew Cordo is praised for his broad range of experience in corporate and commercial disputes.
Chambers describes Ashby & Geddes’ Intellectual Property attorneys as providing “excellent client service” and as being a “go-to firm in Delaware.” Steve Balick is a seasoned practitioner who has a “very strong reputation in the market,” while John Day "is very responsive, very knowledgeable, and possesses very good tactical judgment." Tiffany Lydon “is well versed in handling disputes in a wide range of industries,” and Andrew Mayo is a “[v]ery good lawyer” with a “fine reputation for his work in technology sector IP disputes.”
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