News Release

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

May 21, 2015

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.

David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional) was honored on the national level. 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) 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:


            David Patton – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Illinois (Chicago)

Michael P. Bennett – Technology & Outsourcing

Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance

Keith D. Parr – Intellectual Property

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

       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

Locke Lord is a full-service, international law Firm of approximately 1,000 lawyers working from 23 offices 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.