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    141 Locke Lord Lawyers in 15 U.S. Offices Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 List; 10 Lawyers Named Lawyers of The Year

    News Release

    August 17, 2015 – One hundred forty-one Locke Lord lawyers representing 15 U.S. offices have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, in recognition of excellence in their field. The 141 listed lawyers reflect the merger of Locke Lord LLP with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP that took effect in January 2015.

    Inclusion in the publication’s rankings is gained through a national nomination and peer review process. This year’s edition included 19 Locke Lord lawyers listed for the first time.

    Locke Lord also saw a noteworthy increase in the number of lawyers who received the special designation of Lawyer of the Year. Each year just one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area earns this honor. The Firm saw an increase from 8 named lawyers to 10 in the 2016 edition. The lawyers earning this prestigious title are listed below with their area of specialty.

    Lawyer of the Year Recipients

    Nick DiGiovanni (Chicago) – Insurance Law

    Stephen Jacobs (Houston) – Real Estate Law

    Raymond LaDriere II (Dallas) – Litigation – Trusts and Estates

    Walter St. Onge III (Boston) – Public Finance Law

    John Sweeney (New York) – Litigation - Patent

    Jeffrey Swope (Boston) – Education Law

    Those listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 include:

    Austin

    Boston

    Chicago

    Dallas

    Hartford

    • David Bogan – Energy Law
    • James Lotstein – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law

    Houston

    Los Angeles

    • Jonathan Bank – Insurance Law
    • Neal Brockmeyer – Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Regulation

    Morristown

    New Orleans

    New York

    • Harry C. Marcus – Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
    • Rory J. Radding – Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law
    • John F. Sweeney – Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent

    Providence

    Washington, DC

    West Palm Beach

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    About Locke Lord LLP

    Locke Lord is a full-service, international law Firm of 23 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. With a combined history of more than 125 years and a greatly enhanced domestic and global footprint, Locke Lord is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, insurance and reinsurance, private equity, telecommunications, technology, real estate, financial services and health care and life sciences, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, regulatory, intellectual property and fund formation teams.

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