Chambers USA Recognizes 54 Locke Lord Lawyers and 22 ‎Practice Areas

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    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)


    Los Angeles

    Jonathan Bank – Insurance: Reinsurance (Band 1)

    San Francisco

    Elizabeth Tosaris – Insurance: Insurer

    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)
    Thomas J. Smedinghoff – Technology & Outsourcing
    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
    Jennifer L. Rangel – Health Care
    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
    Stefan P. Smith – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Dallas) (Band 1)
    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)
      Brett L. Hamilton – Real Estate
    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
    Mitchell A. Tiras – Tax

    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.‎

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