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    Three Additional Locke Lord Partners Included in Chambers USA 2012 Rankings; 36 Attorneys and 15 Practice Areas Recognized

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    June 14, 2012 Locke Lord added three Partners to its Chambers USA 2012 rankings, while four attorneys moved up in their categories and several Partners and practice areas maintained their national and state rankings. Thirty-six attorneys were recognized by Chambers, which has developed widespread respect throughout the legal industry since its rankings began in 1999. Following last year’s trend, three of the Firm’s 15 recognized Practice Areas retained nationwide status, including Capital Markets: REITs; Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional; and Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer. In addition, five attorneys from around the country were again ranked nationally: Bryan L. Goolsby (Capital Markets: REITs); Mike A. Hatchell (Appellate Law); David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional); Steven Schwartz (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance); and Gary W. Westerberg (Transportation: Aviation: Litigation). The following four Partners moved to a higher band in Chambers rankings in 2012: Goolsby; Nick J. DiGiovanni; Don M. Glendenning; and Gerald D. Higdon.

    Below is a list of Locke Lord attorneys included in Chambers USA 2012 for their work in specific practice areas (listings are state rankings unless otherwise noted):

    California

    Jonathan Bank (Los Angeles) – Insurance: Reinsurance

    Illinois (Chicago)

    Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
    Patrick S. Coffey – Healthcare
    Louis S. Cohen – Real Estate
    Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
    Randall A. Hack – Antitrust
    Keith D. Parr – Intellectual Property
    Paige D. Waters – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
    Gary W. Westerberg – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation (Nationwide)

    Louisiana (New Orleans)

    Omer F. “Rick” Kuebel III – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

    New York (New York City)

    Steven Schwartz – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance (Nationwide)
                                Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Statewide)
    John F. Sweeney – Intellectual Property: Patent

    Texas

    Austin

    Cynthia Bast – Real Estate
    Jerry K. Clements – Litigation: General Commercial
    Mike A. Hatchell – Appellate Law (Nationwide); Litigation: Appellate (Statewide)
    Bart W. Huffman – Intellectual Property

    Dallas

    Christopher F. Allison – Tax
    J. Robert Beatty – Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources
    R. Brent Clifton – Tax
    Lisa Genecov – Healthcare
    Don M. Glendenning – Corporate/M&A
    Bryan L. Goolsby – Capital Markets: REITs (Nationwide)
    Vicky Gunning – Real Estate
    Elizabeth E. Mack – Environment
    Robert T. Mowrey – Banking & Finance
    Michael V. Powell – Litigation: General Commercial
    Susan M. Rainey - Environment

    Houston

    Buddy Haas – Banking & Finance
    Gerald D. Higdon – Environment
    Stephen C. Jacobs – Real Estate
    James R. Leahy – Litigation: General Commercial
    David Patton – Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional (Nationwide)
    Gerald J. Pels – Environment
    Mike Peters – Corporate/M&A
    Bill Swanstrom – Corporate/M&A
    David Taylor – Corporate/M&A

    Recognized Locke Lord Practice Areas in 2012 are:

    Capital Markets: REITs (Nationwide)
    Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional (Nationwide)
    Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide)
    Banking & Finance – Texas
    Corporate/M&A – Texas
    Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation – Texas
    Environment – Texas
    Healthcare – Texas
    Insurance: Dispute Resolution – Illinois
    Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance – Illinois
    Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – Illinois
    Intellectual Property – Texas
    Litigation: General Commercial – Texas
    Real Estate – Texas
    Tax – Texas

    Chambers USA, Chambers Global and other Chambers & Partners publications base their rankings on interviews with thousands of lawyers and clients around the globe, and a team of more than 50 researchers assesses the results and ranks attorneys and practice areas based on market opinion. Attorneys recognized are considered leaders in their fields, and at least half of 20,000 in-house counsel surveyed independently from Chambers cited Chambers & Partners as their most trusted source for legal industry information.

    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.

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