For the eleventh consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized Rayburn Cooper & Durham and its attorneys. Chambers USA gives its top Band 1 rating in North Carolina to the firm’s bankruptcy practice, stating that RCD is “[w]idely regarded as a leading firm for debtor-side bankruptcy work, acting for companies in financial difficulties on recapitalizations, workouts and other insolvency work” and is “[r]egularly retained on some of the most significant matters in North Carolina.”
“Interviewees confirm that this is ‘the preeminent debtor practice,’ citing its ‘excellent reputation as a boutique debtor-focused restructuring firm.’”
Richard Rayburn, first ranked in Chambers USA 2007, “is highly renowned for his representation of debtors in bankruptcy litigation and workouts. Interviewees confirm his ‘great reputation,’ labeling him ‘the best’ in this space.”
Of counsel Albert Durham, first ranked in Chambers USA in 2009, is “recognized for his longstanding debtor-side practice. He remains a key point of contact for distressed companies in court proceedings and financing restructuring.”
RCD is one of the smallest law firms in North Carolina to receive accolades from the independent research publisher Chambers and Partners, considered to be among the most prestigious of law firm rating organizations.
The Chambers USA directory is published annually by UK-based Chambers and Partners. The independent guide is compiled by a team of more than 140 researchers based on interviews with lawyers and clients throughout the United States.
Individual lawyers are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service. In addition to these qualities, rankings of practices areas are based on the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole – its strength and depth.