News Release

Chambers USA Recognizes 51 Locke Lord Lawyers and 19 Practice Areas

June 2, 2016

Legal directory Chambers USA has ranked 51 Locke Lord LLP lawyers and 19 of the Firm’s practice areas for excellence in its 2016 edition. Ten of the Firm’s lawyers have achieved Band 1 rankings in their respective practice areas and the Firm’s Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) practice has earned a national distinction. 

Locke Lord lawyers honored on a national level include: Nick J. DiGiovanni (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance) and David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional). This year marks DiGiovanni’s first time to achieve recognition on the national level.

In addition, four Locke Lord lawyers moved up in this year’s rankings, including: Elizabeth E. Mack (Environment, Texas), Michael V. Powell (Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources, Texas), David S. Szabo (Health Care, Massachusetts) and Bradley C. Weber (Antitrust, Texas).

In addition, two Locke Lord lawyers were named “Recognized Practitioners” and three practice areas from two states received the same distinction.

Below is a full list of Locke Lord lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2016:


Illinois (Chicago)

Louisiana (New Orleans) 

Massachusetts (Boston)

Rhode Island (Providence)


Locke Lord practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2016 are: 


  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


  • Corporate/M&A


  • Banking & Finance


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Real Estate
  • Technology & Outsourcing


  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Public Finance 

Rhode Island

  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Litigation: General Commercial


  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Environment
  • Health Care
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Under “Recognized Practitioners” are:

Florida (West Palm Beach)

  • Mark-David Adams – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (Recognized Practitioner)

Texas (Houston)

  • Ben Cowan – Environment (Recognized Practitioner)


  • Health Care (Recognized Practitioner)
  • Technology (Recognized Practitioner)


  • Antitrust (Recognized Practitioner)

Chambers & Partners has been ranking lawyers across all industries since 1990. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine which firms and lawyers 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 more than 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 125 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional teams.