News Release

Locke Lord Re-Elects Firm Chair and Vice Chairs; New Co-Chair ‎of Board of Directors; New Members to Executive Committee and ‎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 one new member to the Firm’s Executive Committee and three new members to the Board of Directors.

The new member of the Firm’s Executive Committee is Miki Goodin (Chicago). Also remaining on Locke Lord’s Executive Committee with Taylor, Kenedy, Swanstrom and Yoxall are Michelle Earley (Austin), David Grant (London), Alan Levin (New York), Janis Loegering (Dallas), Paul Mahoney (Providence), Richard A. Manley Jr. (Boston), Paul Nason (Dallas), George Ticknor (Boston), Mitch Tiras (Houston) 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) and Brandon Renken (Houston). Remaining on the Board with de Lisle are Art Anthony (Dallas), Cynthia Bast (Austin), Elizabeth Campbell (Atlanta), Greg Casamento (New York), Al Clark (Los Angeles), Laura Edrington (Houston), Joe Froehlich (New York), Douglas Gray (Providence), Denise Hanna (Washington, D.C.), Ben Henry (London), John Igoe (West Palm Beach), Tom Knight (Washington, D.C.), Ashlee Knuckey (Chicago), Elizabeth Mack (Dallas), Hanna Norvell (Houston), Allison O’Neil (Boston), Heather Stone (Boston), Benjamin Sykes (Chicago), Kimberly Williams (Dallas) and Scott Wofsy (Stamford).

The newly elected member of Locke Lord’s Executive Committee:

  • Goodin, a Partner in Locke Lord’s Intellectual Property Department, former member of the Firm’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Support Committee, focuses her practice on pharmaceutical patent litigation and other complex intellectual property litigation matters.

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.
  • Renken, a Partner in Locke Lord's Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, maintains a broad-based commercial litigation practice concentrating on all types of complex commercial disputes, in both civil and criminal matters.


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.