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    Six Locke Lord Practice Areas Among Top Nationally and Nearly 100 Practice Areas Recognized in 2013 "Best Law Firms" Report

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    November 2, 2012 – Six Locke Lord practice areas are among the best in the country, according to national and metropolitan rankings released today by U.S. News & Best Lawyers in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” report. Locke Lord’s top practice areas – earning a Tier 1 national ranking – are: Corporate Law; Insurance Law; Litigation - Patent; Oil & Gas Law; Trademark Law; and Trusts & Estates Law.

    Overall, Locke Lord garnered 27 “Best” spots in the national rankings and 70 spots in the metropolitan rankings. The analysis by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers includes evaluations from clients and other attorneys, as well as peer reviews from attorneys recognized as leaders in their specific practice areas. Firms are required to have at least one lawyer in a Best Lawyers practice area listing in order to be eligible for inclusion in the Best Law Firms report; Locke Lord has 88 attorneys listed in “The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

    Locke Lord’s recognized practice areas include:

    National Rankings – Tier 1

    • Corporate Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation – Patent
    • Oil & Gas Law
    • Trademark Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law

    National Rankings – Tier 2

    • Admiralty & Maritime Law
    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Derivatives and Futures Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment
    • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
    • Patent Law
    • Private Equity Law
    • Tax Law

    National Rankings – Tier 3

    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Energy Law
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Litigation – Tax
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Real Estate Law

    Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 1

    AUSTIN

    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Communications Law
    • Energy Law
    • Health Care Law
    • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
    • Real Estate Law

    CHICAGO

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Law

    DALLAS

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
    • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
    • Non-Profit/Charities Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law

    HOUSTON

    • Admiralty & Maritime Law
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Derivatives and Futures Law
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Environmental Law
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment
    • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
    • Oil & Gas Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    • Real Estate Law
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law

    LOS ANGELES

    • Corporate Law

    NEW YORK

    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Patent
    • Patent Law
    • Trademark Law

    SACRAMENTO

    • Private Equity Law

    SAN FRANCISCO

    • Corporate Governance Law

    Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 2

    CHICAGO

    • Real Estate Law

    DALLAS

    • Antitrust Law
    • Criminal Defense: White Collar – Litigation
    • Litigation – Banking & Finance
    • Litigation – Tax

    HOUSTON

    • Energy Law
    • Information Technology Law
    • Non-Profit/Charities Law

    LOS ANGELES

    • Corporate Governance Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

    NEW ORLEANS

    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Real Estate Law

    SACRAMENTO

    • Corporate Governance Law
    • Litigation – Tax
    • Securities/Capital Markets Law
    • Tax Law

    SAN FRANCISCO

    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Private Equity Law

    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    • Insurance Law

     

    Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 3

    HOUSTON

    • Trademark Law

    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    • Real Estate Law

    National first-tier rankings will be published in the Nov. 20 Money issue of U.S. News & World Report. Survey questions to clients and attorneys asked them to evaluate firms based on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, civility, understanding of a business and its needs as well as other criteria.

    Locke Lord 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 attorneys building collaborative relationships and crafting creative solutions – all designed and executed to meet clients’ long-term strategic goals.

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