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Locke Lord Continues Expansion of New York Office With Addition of Former HSBC Associate General Counsel Domenic Cervoni as Financial Services Litigation Partner

May 9, 2022

(NEW YORK) May 9, 2022Domenic Cervoni, former Associate General Counsel for HSBC North America Holdings, Inc., has joined Locke Lord’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group as a Partner in the Firm’s New York office.

In his previous role, Cervoni managed all phases of class action, banking, antitrust, securities and trustee litigation, and high-risk regulatory matters. Prior to joining HSBC, he worked at a global law firm for six years, where he represented leading U.S. and global financial institutions in complex commercial litigations and investigatory matters.

“Dom brings to Locke Lord a wealth of in-house and private practice experience advising the world’s largest financial institutions,” said Greg Casamento, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Litigation Department. “His insight and knowledge, particularly surrounding trustee litigation, will be integral to growing our financial services and litigation capabilities in New York and across all of our offices.”

“Dom is just the latest indication of Locke Lord’s continued focus on strategically growing its New York office” added Lisa Ruggiero, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s New York office. “Dom is respected and very well liked among his current and former colleagues, and we are pleased to welcome him as a part of our team.”

Cervoni is a dedicated mentor and frequent speaker and writer on topics such as leadership and best practices for outside counsel. He is also passionate about raising awareness and understanding surrounding mental health and well-being across the legal industry.

“Having worked closely with Locke Lord for many years, I have a high regard for the Firm and its attorneys, and am grateful for this opportunity,” said Cervoni. “It’s an exciting time to join the Firm’s growing New York office, and I am confident Locke Lord‘s national platform affords me the best opportunity to grow my practice and provide my clients the highest level of service.”

Locke Lord is a recognized leader in financial services litigation. For decades, the Firm’s clients — ranging from regional and community banks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to some of the biggest financial institutions in the world — have relied upon Locke Lord to handle their litigation needs. The Firm’s lawyers help financial institutions navigate the broad range of U.S. federal and state laws impacting their operations. The team is skilled in all aspects of financial services litigation, including early resolution through motions to dismiss, summary judgment, opposition to class certification, related bankruptcy issues, arbitration as well as trial and appellate work.


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.