News Release

Locke Lord Executive Committee Members and Partners Elect Vice Chairs, New Member to Executive Committee

January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 – Locke Lord’s Executive Committee members and Partners have elected Jennifer Kenedy (Chicago), Bill Swanstrom (Houston) and Thomas Yoxall (Dallas) as Vice Chairs of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Swanstrom and Yoxall have served as Vice Chairs since 2011 and 2017, respectively.

Kenedy, who currently serves as Managing Partner of the Firm’s Chicago office, is the newest member of the Executive Committee, elected by the Partners at the end of 2017. A litigation Partner at Locke Lord since she graduated law school in 1993, she also serves as the Firm’s Deputy General Counsel and Chair of the Firm’s Flexible Work Arrangement Committee. Her past leadership roles include serving as Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Board of Directors and as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Women’s Committee. She concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, including trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property litigation, employment and contractual disputes, construction, product liability, ERISA, real estate and eminent domain. In 2017, Kenedy was selected by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago.

The Partners re-elected to new terms on the Executive Committee are Michael Gaertner (Chicago), Christopher D. Graham (Providence), Alan Levin (Hartford), Janis Loegering (Dallas) and George Ticknor (Boston). Also remaining on Locke Lord’s Executive Committee are Nick DiGiovanni (Chicago), Richard A. Manley Jr. (Boston), Paul G. Nason (Dallas) and Mike Peters (Houston).

“I am looking forward to working closely with this extraordinary group of leaders to ensure we build upon Locke Lord’s strong brand and continue to guide the Firm on a pathway of strategic growth,” said Locke Lord Chair David Taylor. “Jennifer is a strong addition whose vast knowledge, experience and keen insight will provide great value to the Firm’s Executive Committee.”


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 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, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.