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Chambers USA Recognizes 57 Locke Lord Lawyers and 18 ‎‎Practice Areas‎

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 – Legal directory Chambers USA has recognized 57 Locke Lord lawyers and 18 of the Firm’s practice areas for excellence in its 2020 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), Terry Radney (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional) and Bill Swanstrom (Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional).

In addition, three Locke Lord lawyers moved up in this year’s rankings: Denise Hanna (Health Care), W. Scott Hastings (Litigation: Appellate) and Jennifer Capasso Mendonça (Banking & Finance: Public Finance).

Below is a full list of Locke Lord lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2020:

Nationwide

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

California

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
Samuel Stempel – Real Estate
Paige D. Waters – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Louisiana (New Orleans)

C. Davin Boldissar – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
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

Texas

Austin

Cynthia Bast – Real Estate
Brad Hawley – Real Estate
Jennifer L. Rangel – Health Care
Tai C. Tran – Real Estate

Dallas

E. Philip Bush – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Dallas)
Paul E. Coggins – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 1)
Don M. Glendenning – Corporate/M&A
W. Scott Hastings – Litigation: Appellate
Elizabeth E. Mack – Environment
Kiprian Mendrygal – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations‎
Michael V. Powell – Litigation: General Commercial
Susan M. Rainey – Environment
Stefan P. Smith – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Dallas) (Band 1)
Cynthia Timms – Litigation: Appellate
Bradley C. Weber – Antitrust

Houston

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
Chris Dove – Litigation: Appellate
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

Locke Lord practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2020 are:

Nationwide

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

California

Insurance: Insurer

Florida

Banking & Finance

Illinois

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

Massachusetts

Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Rhode Island

Corporate/Commercial

Texas

Antitrust
Corporate/M&A
Environment
Litigation: Appellate
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Real Estate

Dallas

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Houston

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.

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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.

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