Since 1914, Locke Lord’s Chicago office has provided a comprehensive range of legal services with 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, the St. Procopius Legal Clinic and the 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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Peter Wynacht Joins Locke Lord as Partner in Chicago Office, Strengthening Firm’s Tax Capabilities and Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice
Locke Lord Chicago Partner Julie Webb Selected as 2020 LCLD Fellow; Associates Jamie Mei Cheng and Walter Rodriguez Named to Pathfinder Program
Locke Lord Chicago Partner Bilal Zaheer Elected to Board of Directors of The Chicago Committee
Locke Lord’s Miki Goodin and Ernesto Palomo Recognized as Notable Minorities in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business
Locke Lord Chicago Partner Bilal Zaheer Selected as Best Lawyers Under 40 Honoree by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Locke Lord Strengthens IP Biotech and Pharma Capabilities With Addition of Complex Patent Litigator Steven Trybus as Chicago Partner
Chicago Partner Ernesto Palomo Honored as Hispanic National Bar Association 2019 Latino Attorney of the Year
Locke Lord Chicago Office Managing Partner Michael Renetzky Named One of Crain's Chicago Business 2019 Notable Gen X Leaders in Law
Chambers USA Recognizes 57 Locke Lord Lawyers and 18 Practice Areas
Locke Lord Earns 13 National Tier 1 and 11 Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings From U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
132 Locke Lord Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 List