33 Locke Lord Lawyers and 15 Practice Areas Recognized in Chambers USA 2013 Rankings; 5 Lawyers on National List

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    Thirty-three Locke Lord lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their fields by Chambers USA 2013, which has developed a widespread following throughout the legal industry for its ranking of lawyers. As with last year's ranking, 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. The Firm's Real Estate practice earned state recognition in Illinois, reflecting the practice group's growth and depth in the Chicago office.

    In addition, five lawyers from around the country were again ranked nationally: Bryan L. Goolsby (Capital Markets: REITs); David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional) and Steven Schwartz (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance).

    New York Partner Kevin J. Walsh joined the Chambers list this year in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer practice. Chicago Senior Counsel Jay Kallas was named to the Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory practice list. And Dallas Partner Michael V. Powell was recognized in the additional practice area of Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources, along with his continued recognition in the Litigation: General Commercial practice.

    Below is a list of Locke Lord lawyers included in Chambers USA 2013 for their work in specific practice areas (listings are state rankings unless otherwise noted): 


                Jonathan Bank (Los Angeles) – Insurance: Reinsurance

    Illinois (Chicago)

                Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

                Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance

                Randall A. Hack – Antitrust

                Jay Kallas – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

                Keith D. Parr – Intellectual Property

                Paige D. Waters – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

    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



                Cynthia Bast  – Real Estate

                Jerry K. Clements – Litigation: General Commercial

                Bart W. Huffman – Intellectual Property


                Don M. Glendenning – Corporate/M&A

                Bryan L. Goolsby – Capital Markets: REITs (Nationwide)

                Vicky Gunning – Real Estate

                Elizabeth E. Mack – Environmental

                Michael V. Powell – Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources; Litigation: General

                Susan M. Rainey - Environmental


                Gerald D. Higdon – Environmental

                Stephen C. Jacobs – Real Estate

                David Patton – Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional (Nationwide)

                Gerald J. Pels – Environmental

                Bill Swanstrom – Corporate/M&A

    Recognized Locke Lord Practice Areas in 2013 are:

                Capital Markets: REITS (Nationwide)

                Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional (Nationwide)

                Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide)

                Banking & Finance – Texas

                Corporate/M&A – Texas

                Environmental – 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 – Illinois

                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 lawyers and practice areas based on market opinion. Lawyers 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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