Doneene Keemer Damon
Executive Vice President, Richards Layton & Finger, PA
Doneene Keemer Damon is the Executive Vice President of Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm. Ms. Damon focuses her practice on formation and operational issues relating to Delaware statutory and common law trusts in all types of commercial transactions. She also represents banks and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services under Delaware and New York law.
A dynamic presence in the legal profession and the local community, Ms. Damon serves as vice chair and director of diversity of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Securitization and Structured Finance Committee, and as membership and diversity co-chair of the section’s Committee on Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations. She also serves on the board of trustees of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Ms. Damon is chair of the board of directors of Christiana Care Health System, Delaware’s largest employer, and serves on the board of the Delaware Community Foundation, which works to focus charitable resources for the greatest benefit throughout the state.
Ms. Damon is a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. In addition to being consistently recognized in Chambers USA, she has received the Delaware Barrister Association’s 2016 Thurgood Marshall Award, the American Bar Association’s Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award, the National Association of Professional Women’s VIP Woman of the Year Circle designation, the National Diversity Council Leadership Excellence in the Law Award, and the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s Leadership in Law Award.