Awards & Recognitions

Chicago Locke Lord Partners Molly McGinnis Stine, Michael Renetzky and Steve Whitmer Selected by Crain's Chicago Business as 2022 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law Honorees

December 9, 2022
Chicago Partners Molly McGinnis Stine, Michael Renetzky and Steve Whitmer have been selected by Crain’s Chicago Business as 2022 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law honorees, recognizing the most distinguished attorneys who have reshaped the legal landscape and are leading the next generation in the legal profession.

Stine is a Partner and Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group, Head of Locke Lord’s Cyber Insurance team and a member of the Firm’s insurance industry practice groups. Committed to risk management for the global insurance industry and the fast-moving areas of privacy and cybersecurity, her representative experience includes evaluating insurance policy wordings and considerable claims work, particularly under cyber, technology, media, data security, professional liability, directors and officers, and financial liability policies. She also supports insurers and reinsurers with wordings and litigated and non-litigated claims analysis for various other types of policies and losses. In addition, Stine represents insurance and non-insurance clients in assessing and addressing their privacy and cybersecurity preparedness and compliance.

Renetzky is Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Chicago office and Co-Leader of the Firm’s Investment Adviser and Alternative Funds Practice. He is also Chair of the Firm’s Finance Committee and a member of the Firm’s UK Executive Committee. Renetzky previously served as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He focuses his practice on investment management, securities and corporate law. He has considerable experience counseling clients on governance matters, securities law compliance, debt and equity financing matters, investment advisers, investment companies and broker-dealer regulation. Additionally, he devotes a substantial portion of his time to representing buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Renetzky frequently counsels boards of directors and assists clients with governance matters.

Whitmer serves on Locke Lord’s Executive Committee and is a former member of the Firm’s Board of Directors. His practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters involving all types of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, false advertising, fraud and unfair business practices. He has represented clients at all levels of federal and state courts throughout the country, arbitrations, mediations and regulatory proceedings. Whitmer regularly represents insurers, reinsurers and state insurance guaranty funds. He has been lead hearing counsel for national corporations in state insurance department approval proceedings. He has also argued insurance disputes before the Illinois Supreme Court and state and federal appellate courts throughout the country.