Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes 59 Locke Lord Lawyers and 28 Practice Areas

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    May 21, 2015 – Locke Lord LLP is pleased to announce that 59 Locke Lord lawyers and 28 practice areas have been recognized for excellence in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, including four lawyers who earned a national distinction. Locke Lord expanded its recognition with five lawyers and one practice area achieving new rankings this year. Chambers USA is a leading legal directory that ranks the top law firms and lawyers across all industries. Click to view the complete listing of Locke Lord’s rankings in Chambers USA.

    Locke Lord lawyers honored on a national level include: Scott J. Arrington (Projects), David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional), and Thomas J Smedinghoff (Privacy & Data Security). The Firm’s REITs, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Insurance (Dispute Resolution: Insurer) and Privacy & Data Security practice areas also received nationwide rankings.

    New additions to the Chambers USA list this year are Jennifer Capasso Mendonca (Massachusetts: Banking & Finance: Public Finance), Jennifer Rangel (Texas: Health care), Elizabeth Tosaris (California: Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory) and Tai Tran (Texas: Real Estate). In addition, Locke Lord’s Florida Banking & Finance practice area was newly ranked.

    Below is a full list of Locke Lord lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2015:


                Scott J. Arrington – Projects  

                David Patton – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

                Thomas J Smedinghoff – Privacy & Data Security


    Los Angeles

           Jonathan Bank – Insurance: Reinsurance

    San Francisco

                Elizabeth Tosaris – Transactional & Regulatory

    Illinois (Chicago)

    Michael P. Bennett – Technology & Outsourcing

    Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

    Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance

    Keith D. Parr – Intellectual Property

    Thomas J Smedinghoff – Technology & Outsourcing

    Paige D. Waters – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

    Jonathan Young – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

    Louisiana (New Orleans)

    Omer F. “Rick” Kuebel III – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

    Massachusetts (Boston)

    Christopher M. Flanagan – Tax

    Richard D. Glovsky – Labor & Employment

    Stanley Keller – Corporate/M&A

    Richard Manley – Banking & Finance: Public Finance                   

    Stephanie H. Massey – Banking & Finance: Public Finance                      

    Jennifer Capasso Mendonca – Banking & Finance: Public Finance

    David R. Rodgers – Real Estate

    David L. Ruediger – Banking & Finance

    David S. Szabo – Health care

    Walter St. Onge – Banking & Finance: Public Finance                   

    Rhode Island (Providence)

    Mark W. Freel – Litigation: General Commercial                 

    Christopher D. Graham – Corporate/Commercial

    Douglas G. Gray – Corporate/Commercial



            Cynthia Bast – Real Estate

           Jennifer Rangel – Health care

           Tai Tran – Real Estate


           Don Glendenning – Corporate/M&A

           Elizabeth E. Mack – Environment

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

           Susan M. Rainey – Environment

           Bradley C. Weber – Antitrust


           Charles S. Baker – Intellectual Property

           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 2015 are:


                 Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

                 Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

                 Privacy & Data Security





    Banking & Finance



    Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance

    Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

    Litigation: General Commercial

    Real Estate

    Technology & Outsourcing


    Banking & Finance

    Banking & Finance: Public Finance

    Private Equity: Buyouts

    Real Estate

    New York

    Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer

    Rhode Island


    Labor & Employment             

    Litigation: General Commercial


    Banking & Finance



    Health care

    Intellectual Property

    Litigation: General Commercial

    Real Estate


    Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their field. Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.  

    About Locke Lord LLP

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