Awards & Recognitions

Ernesto Palomo Named as 2022 Notable Executive in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Honoree ‎by Crain’s Chicago Business

August 8, 2022

Chicago Partner Ernesto Palomo has been named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the 2022 Notable Executives in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, recognizing his leadership as Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and significant impact advancing diversity and inclusion in the community.

Palomo co-leads a range of activities focusing on recruitment, retention, equal advancement opportunities, education programs and initiatives supporting equal justice and civil rights organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including The Chicago Committee, Latino Justice PRLDEF, Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization and the Greater Chicago Legal Clinic. He also is a former Board Member of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, past Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and an active member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, which named him Attorney of the Year in 2019. Palomo was also recognized as a Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Executive in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and a 2019 Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting and Law honoree.

In his practice, Palomo has devoted considerable time to pro bono matters through the National Immigrant Justice Center, Center for Disability and Elder Law and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. A member of Locke Lord’s Litigation Practice Group, Palomo has extensive experience representing large multinational companies in court and commercial arbitration proceedings around the country. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s ‎COVID-19 Insurance Dispute Resolution Group.

Read the Crain’s Chicago Business profile on Palomo here (subscription may be required).