Whether clients need counseling, mediation, arbitration, or aggressive litigation, the experience, skills, and resources of Locke Lord’s lawyers enable us to effectively assist our clients in resolving business conflicts.
Locke Lord lawyers represent Fortune 500, small and medium-size companies, closely-held and family-owned businesses, Internet startups and individual entrepreneurs which operate in a wide variety of industries, including finance, manufacturing, health care, insurance, pharmaceuticals, transportation and e-commerce. In addition, many of our lawyers spend a great deal of their time representing financial institutions in virtually every type of legal controversy and have won pioneering victories in class actions, usury, lender liability, as well as cases brought under federal, state, and regulatory lending laws and regulations.
Locke Lord’s team of lawyers in the United Kingdom, Asia and the United States provide integrated and high quality service to all our clients for the multi-jurisdictional management of cross-border disputes and co-coordination of advice across jurisdictions. We help in all major areas of law that directly impact business clients, including contract, employment, environmental, fraud, antitrust, tax, technology, trademark, securities, intellectual property, class action defense, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, and most other types of disputes. We defend securities fraud cases, proxy contests, and injunction cases, which often require litigation in multiple locations simultaneously. Our clients include global and national investment banks and broker/dealers, securities issuers and underwriters, corporate officers and directors, corporate accountants, and bond rating agencies. Texas Lawyer magazine named Locke Lord the 2014 Litigation Department of the Year – the top large law firm in the general litigation category. Chambers USA, Client's Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business also ranked Locke Lord as one of the leading litigation firms.
In addition to representing U.S. companies before overseas tribunals, we have represented foreign companies before U.S. courts and agencies. We partner effectively with foreign lawyers, and provide valuable assistance not only in planning litigation and appearing in court, but also in enforcing, and resisting the enforcement of, judgments in U.S. courts. Our lawyers try cases in federal, state, and local courts across the country and represent clients before state and federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Our lawyers have conducted disputes under the arbitration rules of all the major institutions (LCIA, Stockholm Chamber, ICC, AAA, ICDR, ICSID, HKIAC and SIAC), ad hoc arbitration (including UNCITRAL), regional arbitration systems and trade arbitration rules.