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

May 3, 2018

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)
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
Cynthia Timms – Litigation: Appellate
  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
  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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About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 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.

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