News Release

Locke Lord Re-Elects Firm Chair and Vice Chairs; New Co-Chair ‎of Board of Directors; New Members to ‎Board

February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020 – Locke Lord’s Executive Committee has re-elected David Taylor (Houston) as Chair of the Firm and Jennifer Kenedy (Chicago), Bill Swanstrom (Houston) and Thomas Yoxall (Dallas) as Vice Chairs of its Executive Committee. The Executive Committee also has named Nina Huerta (Los Angeles), newly elected member of the Firm’s Board of Directors, as the new Co-Chair of the Board, joining Victoria de Lisle (New Orleans), who has served as Co-Chair of the Board for the past year.

In addition, Locke Lord’s Partners have elected three new members to the Board of Directors.

Remaining on Locke Lord’s Executive Committee with Taylor, Kenedy, Swanstrom and Yoxall are David Grant (London), Alan Levin (New York), Janis Loegering (Dallas), Paul Mahoney (Providence), Richard A. Manley Jr. (Boston), Paul Nason (Dallas), George Ticknor (Boston) and Steve Whitmer (Chicago).

Locke Lord’s Board of Directors helps direct the Firm’s vision and strategy and collaborates on other Firm-wide initiatives. The Board reports to Taylor and the Executive Committee. The new members of the Firm’s Board of Directors in addition to Huerta are Rusty Perdew (Chicago). Remaining on the Board with de Lisle are, Cynthia Bast (Austin), Greg Casamento (New York), Al Clark (Los Angeles), Laura Edrington (Houston), Douglas Gray (Providence), Denise Hanna (Washington, D.C.), Ben Henry (London), John Igoe (West Palm Beach), Tom Knight (Washington, D.C.), Elizabeth Mack (Dallas), Hanna Norvell (Houston), Allison O’Neil (Boston), Heather Stone (Boston), Benjamin Sykes (Chicago) and Scott Wofsy (Stamford). 

The newly elected members of Locke Lord’s Board of Directors:

  • Huerta, Managing Partner of the Firm’s Los Angeles office, former Chair of the Firm’s Marketing/Practice Development Committee, member of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion and Law School Recruiting Coordinating Committees, member and former Co-Chair of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative, and Hiring Partner for the Los Angeles office, focuses her practice on business and employment litigation as a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.
  • Perdew, Chair of the Firm’s Consumer Products, Retail and Franchise Industry Group, Vice Chair of the Firm’s Marketing/Practice Development Committee and member of the Firm’s Pro Bono and Attorney Development Committees, litigates complex commercial, class action and tort cases in jurisdictions across the country.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 21 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.