News Release

Chambers USA Recognizes 64 Locke Lord Lawyers and 26 Practice Areas in 2022 Edition

June 2, 2022

June 2, 2022 – Legal directory Chambers USA has recognized 64 Locke Lord lawyers and 26 of the Firm’s practice areas for excellence in its 2022 edition. Eight 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).

Below is a full list of Locke Lord lawyers ranked in Chambers USA 2022:


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)


San Francisco

Elizabeth Tosaris – Insurance: Insurer

Florida (West Palm Beach)

Mark-David Adams – Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Illinois (Chicago)

Jon Biasetti – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
Nick J. DiGiovanni – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance (Band 1)
Samuel Stempel – Real Estate
Paige D. Waters – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Louisiana (New Orleans)

Brad C. Knapp – 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
Allison M. O'Neil – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
David L. Ruediger – Banking & Finance
Walter J. St. Onge III – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (Band 1)
David S. Szabo – Health Care (Band 1)
Adrienne K. Walker – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jonathan W. Young – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Rhode Island (Providence)

Peter J. Barrett – Corporate/Commercial
Joseph A. Farside Jr. – Corporate/Commercial
Mark W. Freel – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)
Christopher D. Graham – Corporate/Commercial (Band 1)
Douglas G. Gray – Corporate/Commercial
Paul M. Mahoney Jr. – Corporate/Commercial
Charles F. Rogers – Real Estate



Cynthia Bast – Real Estate
Carrie Collier-Brown – Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Brad Hawley – Real Estate
Susan A. Kidwell – Litigation: Appellate
Tai C. Tran – Real Estate
Tammy Ward Woffenden – Health Care


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
Kip Mendrygal – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Michael V. Powell – Litigation: General Commercial
Susan M. Rainey – Environment
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
Joe Perillo – Corporate/M&A
Edward A. Razim III – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Houston) (Band 1)
J. Michael Rose – Labor & Employment
Buddy Sanders – Tax
Bill Swanstrom – Corporate/M&A

Washington, D.C.

Denise Hanna – Health Care

Locke Lord practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2022 are:


Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


Insurance: Insurer


Banking & Finance


Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory




Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Health Care

Rhode Island

Litigation: General Commercial


Corporate/M&A: The Elite
Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Health Care
Labor & Employment
Litigation: Appellate
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Real Estate


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Litigation: General Commercial


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 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.