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Locke Lord Lawyers Recognized as Trusted Dealmakers as Firm’s Transactional Rankings Improve in Mergermarket and Texas Lawbook

August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 – Locke Lord lawyers have represented numerous clients on major deals and transactions in the first half of 2016, boosting the Firm’s rank among deal tracking databases and publications. The Firm ranked 14th for deal count in the U.S. South region, according to Mergermarket’s H1 2016 Trend Report, a jump from 25th in the same time period the previous year. According to Mergermarket’s measuring tools Locke Lord’s southern region offices had 20 major deals in the first half of 2016, with more than 30 deals Firmwide.

In addition, Texas Lawbook has also ranked Locke Lord tied at 4th in its Corporate Deal Tracker for the first half of the year, crediting the Firm’s Austin, Dallas and Houston offices with 21 deal closures. Last year at this time, the Firm was in the 13th spot with four deal closures.

Locke Lord lawyers have provided counsel on deals valued at more than $7 billion during the first half of 2016. These transactions, varying in value and detail, have contributed to the Firm’s increased stature in rankings and trusted reputation as counsel and dealmakers in the Firm’s highly-regarded Mergers and Acquisitions Section and the Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Group.

Some high profile and notable transactions led by Locke Lord lawyers in the first six months of 2016 are:


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, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional teams.