Chambers USA Recognizes 57 Locke Lord Lawyers and 18 ‎‎Practice Areas‎

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    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:


    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)


    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



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


    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


    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:


    Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


    Insurance: Insurer


    Banking & Finance


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


    Banking & Finance
    Banking & Finance: Public Finance

    Rhode Island



    Litigation: Appellate
    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 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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