News Release

Chambers USA Recognizes 54 Locke Lord Lawyers and 22 ‎Practice Areas

April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019 – Legal directory Chambers USA has recognized 54 Locke Lord lawyers and 22 of the Firm’s practice areas for excellence in its 2019 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 nationwide distinction.‎

Locke Lord lawyers honored on a nationwide level include: Nick J. DiGiovanni (Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance), David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional) and Terry Radney (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional).

In addition, four Locke Lord lawyers moved up in this year’s rankings: Mark-David Adams (Banking & Finance: Public Finance), Peter J. Barrett (Corporate/Commercial), David Patton (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional) and Gerald J. Pels (Environment).

Below is a full list of Locke Lord lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2019:


  Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
David Patton – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Terry Radney – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Florida (West Palm Beach)

Mark-David Adams – Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Illinois (Chicago)

Michael P. Bennett – Technology & Outsourcing
Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance (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
Walter J. St. Onge III – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (Band 1)
David S. Szabo – Health Care (Band 1)
Jonathan W. Young – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Rhode Island (Providence)

Peter J. Barrett – Corporate/Commercial
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



Cynthia Bast – Real Estate
Brad Hawley – Real Estate
  Tai C. Tran – Real Estate


Paul E. Coggins – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 1)
Don M. Glendenning – Corporate/M&A
W. Scott Hastings – Litigation: Appellate (Recognized Practitioner)
Elizabeth E. Mack – Environment
Michael V. Powell – Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources
Susan M. Rainey – Environment
Cynthia Timms – Litigation: Appellate
  Bradley C. Weber – Antitrust


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
Laura L. Ferguson – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Houston)
Gerald D. (Jerry) Higdon – Environment
Stephen C. Jacobs – Real Estate
Tim Johnson – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Gerald J. Pels – Environment
Edward A. Razim III – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Houston) (Band 1)
Bill Swanstrom – Corporate/M&A

Washington, D.C.

Denise Hanna – Health Care (Recognized Practitioner)

Locke Lord practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2019 are:


Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


Insurance: Insurer (Recognized Practitioner)


Banking & Finance


Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
Real Estate
Technology & Outsourcing


Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Health Care (Recognized Practitioner)

Rhode Island



Banking & Finance
Construction (Recognized Practitioner)
Labor & Employment (Recognized Practitioner)
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Real Estate


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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 law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ ‎needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than ‎‎130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the ‎highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy ‎and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; ‎Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad ‎spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public ‎finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of ‎experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional ‎teams.‎