News Release

Locke Lord Adds London, Providence Partners to Firm’s Executive Committee

December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015 – Locke Lord LLP has elected Providence Partner Christopher D. Graham and London Partner James Channo to serve on the Firm’s Executive Committee.

The two new Executive Committee Members bring a high level of commitment and dedication to the Firm’s leadership team. Graham serves as the Providence Office Managing Partner and is Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Corporate and Transactional Department. Channo serves as Locke Lord’s regional Practice leader for Africa and Latin/South America.

“Chris and James are highly-regarded lawyers who will provide the Committee important perspectives on key issues as Locke Lord continues to expand its breadth and depth,” said Locke Lord Chair Jerry K. Clements. “Both the London and Providence offices are a very important part of the Locke Lord footprint, and we value the perspectives Chris and James will offer the leadership team as we constantly improve our strategy for partnering with clients.”

Graham’s practice focuses on matters involving private equity. He has led teams of lawyers in various types of corporate transactions, both domestic and cross-border. His clients include private equity funds, Fortune 500 companies, international conglomerates, privately-held manufacturing companies and numerous technology and life science start-ups.

Channo advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including AIM and Main Market listings, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He provides counsel to companies included on the Official List and AIM, private companies, sponsors, nominated advisers, brokers and other financial intermediaries and public and private fund investors.

Clements serves as head of the Firm’s Executive Committee, with Alan Levin, Daniel Schlessinger and Bill Swanstrom acting as Vice Chairs. Also remaining on Locke Lord’s Executive Committee are Nick DiGiovanni, Michael Gaertner, Janis Loegering, Walter St. Onge, Heather Stone, David Taylor, George Ticknor, Jonathan Young and Thomas Yoxall.


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.