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(HOUSTON) June 6, 2012 — Experienced corporate insurance attorney Christopher L. Martin has joined the Houston office of Locke Lord as a Partner on the Firm’s Regulatory and Transactional Insurance team. His broad-based corporate insurance experience will boost the Firm’s recognized national insurance practice and also add strength to its insurance capabilities in Texas.
Martin’s experience in corporate and transactional insurance includes commercial transactions, outside general counsel representation, negotiation and preparation of business contracts, emerging business issues, business entity organization and formation, private and preferred equity investments, financing arrangements and private capital raising efforts. He represents borrowers in lending transactions, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchase transactions, sales of businesses, employment matters, executive employment and consulting agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, corporate governance and a wide range of regulatory compliance matters.
He started the legal department at HCC Insurance Holdings, a specialty insurance group based in Houston, where he served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He joins Locke Lord from Nathan Sommers Jacobs.
“Chris is an energetic, smart and marketing-driven attorney who enhances our insurance platform in the Southwest and will add greatly to our insurance transactional and regulatory capabilities,” said Houston office Managing Partner Ken Simon. “We look forward to working with Chris for many years as we continue to grow our insurance practice here, around the country and globally.”
Martin is a Baylor University School of Law graduate, where he was a member of the Baylor Law Review.
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.