Awards & Recognitions

Locke Lord Named to Global Restructuring Review's 2022 Top 100 Firms for Fourth Consecutive Year

December 22, 2022

Locke Lord has been listed in the Global Restructuring Review's 2022 edition of the GRR 100, the publication's guide to the world's leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. This is Locke Lord's fourth consecutive year on the list, which is compiled based on the results of an annual survey and includes the top firms capable of handling insolvencies and restructurings as well as related matters such as banking and sovereign debt crises.

Locke Lord lawyers specifically mentioned for their achievements include:

Marc Abrahams, Partner in the Firm’s London office, focuses on contentious and non-contentious insolvency law, including U.K. and cross-border corporate restructuring and personal insolvency matters. He also has extensive experience acting in commercial disputes and international arbitration under the LCIA and ICC Rules.

Phil Eisenberg, Partner in the Firm’s Houston office and a fixture in the Houston bankruptcy courts, has represented major clients for over 35 years focused on high-profile bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency, including insurance, offshore and onshore oil and gas and energy-related matters both domestically and internationally involving commercial dealings and regulatory agency work. Eisenberg’s work includes both debtor and creditor work in such jurisdictions as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Canada, Europe and Asia.

David Grant, member of Locke Lord’s Executive Committee and Managing Partner of the Firm’s London office, has a globally regarded international insolvency and restructuring practice with an emphasis on cross-border corporate insolvency and recovery actions. Grant has 30+ years’ experience of fraud and forensic investigations by regulators and enforcement agencies.

Rick Kuebel, New Orleans Partner and Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group, has extensive experience in oil and gas and energy-related bankruptcies as well as corporate restructuring solutions. Kuebel has also represented numerous energy companies in business litigation, arbitration matters and regulatory disputes involving oil and gas exploration, development, transportation, refining and marketing.

David Patton, Houston Partner and Chair Emeritus of the Firm’s Energy Practice Group, has over 45 years of experience in virtually all legal aspects of the oil and gas industry, including acquisitions and sales of assets or equity interests, and drafting and advising clients in connection with leases, contracts and agreements related to field operations. He frequently advises parties in transactions or disputes involving financially stressed energy related assets.

Adrienne Walker, Boston Partner and member of the Firm’s Board of Directors, focuses her practice on out of court restructuring, complex Chapter 11 bankruptcies and state court insolvency proceedings, often advancing the interests of secured debt holders, investors and significant trade creditors in maximizing value through negotiated solutions, and where warranted in litigation.

Stephanie Wickouski, Partner in the Firm’s New York office, has a national reputation as a strategic adviser and innovator, with a proven track record for her clients. Stephanie's extraordinarily active and diverse practice includes representing clients in both the litigation and transactional aspects of bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency matters, with measured experience in indentured trusts.

Jonathan Young, Washington, D.C., Partner and Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group, regularly advises investors, lenders, directors, equity sponsors and portfolio companies in connection with their rights and obligations relative to financial distress, insolvency and bankruptcy situations. He also advises trustees, receivers and other fiduciaries charged with reorganizing, restructuring or liquidating financially distressed entities.

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