News Release

David Herbert Joins Locke Lord as Partner in London Office; ‎‎Expands Offshore Litigation Capabilities ‎

September 10, 2019

(LONDON) 10 September 2019David Herbert has joined Locke Lord’s London office as a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. His significant experience in complex international disputes, especially those centered on offshore trusts, structures and investment funds, will help strengthen the Firm’s existing capabilities in its London office. 

Prior to joining Locke Lord, Herbert was a dispute resolution partner at Gunnercooke. He has frequently represented entities before international courts and tribunals, particularly in cases involving international fraud and asset tracing. Herbert’s practice includes insolvency and restructuring, and he has advised clients such as international insolvency practitioners, banks, private and corporate investors, trustees and private high-net-worth individuals. He has also handled a number of art and cultural heritage cases involving looted and stolen artefacts.

“David is an accomplished litigator, and his addition will complement our dynamic Financial Services and Corporate groups and ‎marks the Firm’s continued commitment to grow our London office in key areas,” ‎said David Grant, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s London office and head of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group in London. 

Herbert previously spent nearly 10 years practising as a Barrister at XXIV Old Buildings, a set of barristers’ chambers highly rated and regarded for its international and offshore credentials. He also headed up and helped build the litigation practice at an offshore law firm based in its Cayman Islands office. Herbert is admitted as a Barrister of England and Wales and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, which serves the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, including the British Virgin Islands. He was also admitted as an Attorney-At-Law in the Cayman Islands from 2009-2014.

“Locke Lord offers the ideal platform for my practice in order to best serve my clients,” said Herbert. “I’m thrilled to join such a well-regarded firm, and I look forward to working collaboratively with the esteemed commercial, real estate and cards and payments teams in London as well as the Firm’s commercial litigators across its U.S. offices.”


About Locke Lord / London
Locke Lord’s London office advises major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and overseas-based investors in the areas of asset finance, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate M&A, dispute resolution, employment, energy, financial services, general commercial, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency. As an integral part of Locke Lord's global presence, Locke Lord's London office serves clients in the UK and United States and throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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.‎