Chair: David Taylor
Number of partners: 330
Number of lawyers: 665
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 21 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five key sectors: energy and infrastructure; finance and financial services; insurance and reinsurance; pharmaceutical; and private equity. In addition, the firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Transactional:
Locke Lord’s corporate and transactional practice spans a wide range of industries, including insurance and financial services, energy, communications and media, chemical and mining, electronics, technology, life sciences, manufacturing, service and distribution, maritime, marine terminal development, shipping and transportation, real estate, health care, nonprofit and education. The firm’s practice has organized, specialized groups of lawyers who share market knowledge of capital markets, corporate governance, corporate trust, debt finance, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, franchise, fund formation, privacy and cybersecurity, and private equity and venture capital.
Finance, Banking & Real Estate:
Locke Lord lawyers provide sophisticated legal services to clients throughout the world for the acquisition, development, permitting, construction, financing, leasing, management/operation and disposition of real estate. The firm’s clients include corporations, major financial institutions, real estate developers, private equity, pension and other investment funds, individual investors, family offices, REITs, public agencies, educational institutions, insurance companies, health care systems, nonprofit organizations, homebuilders and contractors.
Locke Lord’s litigation and dispute resolution team includes strong trial lawyers across a wide range of industries, capable of effectively resolving business conflicts in the international arena. Whether clients need counseling, mediation, arbitration or aggressive litigation, the firm’s experience and resources help meet any challenge. Locke Lord lawyers are skilled 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.
Locke Lord currently has more than 100 lawyers and agents that practice in the area of intellectual property, many of whom are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and have undergraduate and graduate degrees in science and engineering disciplines. The group’s unique depth and breadth of knowledge, experience and education help guide clients around the world throughout the IP lifecycle, including patent and trademark preparation, global registration and transac¬tional counseling, through representation in IP litigation and proceedings in the state and federal courts, and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Locke Lord provides a wide range of tax planning and controversy services for all types of business entities and individual clients. The firm’s lawyers offer advice on US federal, state and local tax matters, handle tax controversies at all levels and counsel tax-exempt organizations. From structuring and negotiating corporate spin-off transactions, its lawyers are knowledgeable and skilled on any tax issue clients face. The lawyers team up with the tax departments and accounting firms of business clients to achieve an integrated approach toward quick and cost-effective resolution.