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    Thirteen Locke Lord Practice Areas Earn Tier 1/National Status In 2015 U.S. News/Best Lawyers Survey; Firm Also Receives 79 Other Rankings

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    November 3, 2014 ­– Thirteen Locke Lord practice areas earned Tier 1 National status in survey results released today by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. In addition, 12 practices were ranked nationally at various levels, and 67 were ranked among the best in a specific metropolitan area.

    Locke Lord's top-ranked practice areas are: Corporate Law; Employment Law – Management; Environmental Law; Insurance Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Oil & Gas Law; Patent Law; Real Estate Law; Tax Law; and Trusts & Estates Law.

    The analysis by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers includes evaluations from clients as well as peer reviews from lawyers recognized as leaders in their practice areas. Firms are required to have at least one lawyer in a Best Lawyers practice area listing to be eligible for inclusion in the Best Law Firms report. Locke Lord has 89 lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America®  2015.

    National Rankings – Tier 1

    • Corporate Law
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Environmental Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Litigation - Patent
    • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Oil & Gas Law
    • Patent Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law

    National Rankings – Tier 2

    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Derivatives and Futures Law
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Energy Law
    • Litigation - ERISA
    • Trademark Law

    National Rankings – Tier 3

    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Litigation - Construction
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment
    • Litigation - Tax

    Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 1

    AUSTIN

    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Communications Law
    • Health Care Law
    • Real Estate Law

    CHICAGO

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

    DALLAS

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Health Care Law
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Litigation - Construction
    • Litigation - ERISA
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
    • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
    • Real Estate Law
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law

    HOUSTON

    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Derivatives and Futures Law
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Energy Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment
    • Oil & Gas Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts & Estates Law

    LOS ANGELES

    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Securities Regulation

    NEW ORLEANS

    • Real Estate Law

    NEW YORK CITY

    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Litigation - Patent
    • Patent Law

    SACRAMENTO

    • Corporate Governance Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law

    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    • Insurance Law

    Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 2

    ATLANTA

    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

    AUSTIN

    • Energy Law

    CHICAGO

    • Employment Law - Management
    • Real Estate Law

    DALLAS

    • Appellate Practice
    • Litigation - Banking & Finance
    • Litigation - Tax
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Non-Profit/Charities Law

    HOUSTON

    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Information Technology Law
    • Labor Law - Management
    • Non-Profit/Charities Law

    LOS ANGELES

    • Corporate Governance Law
    • Insurance Law

    NEW ORLEANS

    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

    NEW YORK CITY

    • Trademark Law

    Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 3

    HOUSTON

    • Appellate Practice
    • International Arbitration - Governmental

    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    • Real Estate Law

    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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