Twenty-eight Locke Lord Lawyers and 14 Practice Areas Ranked in Chambers USA 2014

    June 9, 2014 - Twenty-eight Locke Lord lawyers and 14 practice areas have been recognized for excellence in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, a leading legal directory that ranks the top law firms and lawyers across all industries. Four Locke Lord lawyers earned the distinction of being ranked nationally. 

    Locke Lord lawyers ranked among the top in the nation include: David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional).

    The Firm’s Capital Markets: REITs; Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); and Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer practice groups also retained their nationwide ranking.

    New to the Chambers USA list this year is Partner Bradley C. Weber, recognized for his Antitrust work in Texas.

    Below is a full list of Locke Lord lawyers included in Chambers USA 2014:


    David Patton – Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional



    Jonathan Bank (Los Angeles) – Insurance: Reinsurance

    Illinois (Chicago)

    Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

    Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance

    Randall A. Hack – Antitrust

    Keith D. Parr – Intellectual Property

    Paige D. Waters – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

    Louisiana (New Orleans)

    Omer F. “Rick” Kuebel – Bankruptcy/Restructuring   



    Cynthia Bast – Real Estate


    Don M. Glendenning – Corporate/M&A

    Elizabeth E. Mack – Environment

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

    Susan M. Rainey – Environment

    Bradley C. Weber – Antitrust


    Gerald D. Higdon – Environment

    Stephen C. Jacobs – Real Estate

    Gerald J. Pels – Environment

    Bill Swanstrom – Corporate/M&A

    Locke Lord practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2014 are:


           Capital Markets: REITs

           Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

           Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer


           Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance

           Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

           Real Estate


           Banking & Finance




           Intellectual Property

           Litigation: General Commercial

           Real Estate


    Chambers & Partners has a team of more than 140 researchers which determines rankings by interviewing lawyers and clients in the market, and reviewing work completed over the past year. Ranked lawyers are considered leaders in their field based on their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service. Firm practice groups are ranked on the quality of their individual lawyers, as well as the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole.

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

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