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111 South Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60606
312-443-0700

Since 1914, Locke Lord’s Chicago office has provided a comprehensive range of legal services.

We have particular strength in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, insurance and health care regulatory and transactional, business litigation, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities, financial services, private equity and venture capital, intellectual property and technology, privacy and cybersecurity, labor and employment, and real estate.

Our trial lawyers handle cases nationwide involving almost every type of civil dispute. We are counsel in high-exposure commercial disputes, such as class action defense, securities, patent, trademark, antitrust, insurance and reinsurance, and bankruptcy. Our corporate lawyers advise both privately held and public company clients on a wide range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, securities law, real estate and financing matters.

Locke Lord’s commitment to pro bono and public service is strong and longstanding. Our lawyers enjoy leadership roles in organizations such as the Center for Disability and Elder Law, St. Procopius Legal Clinic and National Immigrant Justice Center, among many others. In line with the Firm’s commitment to education, we are a sponsor of After School Matters, Legal Prep Academy Charter High School and the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Corporate Work Study Program.

The Managing Partner of the Chicago office is Michael Renetzky.

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Locke Lord Vice Chair Jennifer Kenedy and Partner Carolyn Blessing Recognized as Notable Women in Law by Crain's Chicago Business

152 Locke Lord Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 List, 38 Recognized as Ones to Watch

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

Carolyn Blessing Named Salute! Top Women in Law Honoree by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer

6 Locke Lord IP Lawyers Recognized in 2022 Edition of IAM Patent 1000, With Firm Recognized in Illinois

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

Former Health and Human Services and Department of Justice Attorney Andy Miller Rejoins Locke Lord's Chicago Office as Partner

Locke Lord Chicago Team Secures Decision in Favor of Broad Institute From U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in CRISPR Patent Interference

Locke Lord Elects 12 New Partners From 8 Offices and Key Practice Groups

Locke Lord Earns 13 National Tier 1 and 12 Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings From U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Locke Lord Named 2021 Recipient of Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Benchmark Award

Locke Lord's Carolyn Blessing and Mike Wilson Recognized as 2021 Notable Rising Stars in Law by Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago Associate Nina Vachhani Selected as 5 Under 40 Honoree by Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization

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