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    Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 55 Locke Lord Lawyers and 18 Practice Areas

    News Release, Awards & Recognitions

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    May 3, 2018 – Legal directory Chambers USA has ranked 55 Locke Lord lawyers and 18 of the Firm’s practice areas for excellence in its 2018 edition. Nine 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 nationwide distinction.

    Locke Lord lawyers honored on a nationwide level include: Nick J. DiGiovanni (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance), David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional), Thomas J. Smedinghoff (Privacy & Data Security) and Terry Radney (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional), who was ranked by Chambers USA for the first time this year. 

    In addition, three Locke Lord lawyers moved up in this year’s rankings, including: Jennifer Capasso Mendonça (Banking & Finance: Public Finance), Brad Hawley (Real Estate) and Jonathan W. Young (Bankruptcy/Restructuring). 

    Below is a full list of Locke Lord lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2018:

    Nationwide
    Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
    David Patton– Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional
    Terry Radney – Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional
    Thomas J. Smedinghoff – Privacy & Data Security

    California
    Los Angeles

    Jonathan Bank – Insurance: Reinsurance (Band 1)
    San Francisco
    Elizabeth Tosaris – Insurance: Insurer

    Illinois (Chicago)
    Michael P. Bennett – Technology & Outsourcing
    Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
    Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance (Band 1)
    David J. Fischer – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    Thomas J. Smedinghoff – Technology & Outsourcing (Band 1)
    Paige D. Waters – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

    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 A. Manley Jr. – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
    Stephanie H. Massey – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
    Jennifer Capasso Mendonça – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
    David L. Ruediger – Banking & Finance
    David S. Szabo – Health Care (Band 1)
    Walter J. St. Onge III – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (Band 1)
    Jonathan W. Young – Bankruptcy/Restructuring 

    Rhode Island (Providence)
    Mark W. Freel – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)
    Christopher D. Graham – Corporate/Commercial (Band 1)
    Douglas G. Gray – Corporate/Commercial
    Charles F. Rogers – Real Estate

    Texas
    Austin
    Cynthia Bast – Real Estate
    Brad Hawley – Real Estate
    Jennifer L. Rangel – Health Care
    Tai C. Tran – Real Estate
    Dallas
    Paul E. Coggins – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 1)
    Don M. Glendenning – Corporate/M&A
    Elizabeth E. Mack – Environment
    Kiprian Mendrygal – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    Michael V. Powell – Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources
    Susan M. Rainey – Environment
    Berry D. Spears – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    Cynthia Timms – Litigation: Appellate
    Kelly Vickers – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    Bradley C. Weber – Antitrust 

    Houston
    John K. Arnold – Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Oil & Gas) (Band 1) and Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
    Charles S. Baker – Intellectual Property
    M. Benjamin Cowan – Environment
    Buddy Haas – Banking & Finance
    Gerald D. (Jerry) Higdon – Environment
    Stephen C. Jacobs – Real Estate
    Tim Johnson – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    Gerald J. Pels – Environment
    Bill Swanstrom – Corporate/M&A
    Mitch Tiras – Tax 

    Locke Lord practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2018 are: 

    Nationwide
    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

    Florida
    Banking & Finance

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

    Massachusetts
    Banking & Finance
    Banking & Finance: Public Finance 

    Rhode Island
    Corporate/Commercial
    Litigation: General Commercial

    Texas
    Antitrust
    Banking & Finance
    Corporate/M&A
    Environment
    Litigation: General Commercial
    Real Estate
    Tax

    The Firm’s “Other Noted” (“Recognized Practitioners”) lawyers and practice areas are:

    Nationwide
    Theodore P. Augustinos – Privacy & Data Security

    California
    Insurance: Insurer

    Florida
    Mark-David Adams – Banking & Finance: Public Finance

    Washington, D.C.
    Denise Hanna – Health Care 

    Massachusetts
    Health Care

    Rhode Island
    Peter J. Barrett – Corporate/Commercial

    Texas
    Labor & Employment
    W. Scott Hastings – Litigation: Appellate
    Geoffrey Polma – Tax

    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.

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