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July 2, 2012 — Two attorneys in Chicago and one in New Orleans have been promoted to Partner at Locke Lord, effective immediately. Chicago attorneys T. Patrick Byrnes and Kenneth Weiner are newly named Partners in the 650-attorney international Firm.
Byrnes, formerly Senior Counsel in Chicago, practices in Locke Lord’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Aviation Practice Group. In his career, Byrnes has represented domestic and international insurers and insureds in areas including products liability, negligence, insurance coverage and premises liability. Through his extensive aviation experience, Byrnes has defended aircraft component part manufacturers and suppliers, aircraft manufacturers, airlines and airline consortiums, aircraft leasing companies, airports and aviation security companies. He handles aviation cases in jurisdictions spanning from Alaska to Florida, involving both domestic and foreign accidents, and has extensive experience in defending clients’ interests in complex, multiparty litigations.
Weiner, former Counsel in Chicago, is a member of Locke Lord’s Real Estate and Finance Practice Group and concentrates his practice in transactional real estate law. He has represented institutional, commercial and developer clients in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of various property types, including office, retail and industrial. He has years of experience in drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases, and agreements relating to mixed-use projects. Weiner is a past Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section Real Estate Law Committee and a current member of the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Advisory Board.
Locke Lord LLP consistently ranks among American Lawyer’s top 100 U.S. law firms. The Firm’s full range of practice and industry areas serve national and international clients from offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. It has an excellent reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, with its 650-plus lawyers building collaborative relationships and crafting creative solutions – all designed and executed to meet clients’ long-term strategic goals.