Ernesto Palomo obtained his J.D. in 2002 from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a Symposium Editor for Law Review and Vice President of the Latino/a Law Students’ Association. He is a partner at Locke Lord LLP works primarily in the Business Litigation and Arbitration practice group. Ernesto has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex business disputes, including cases involving civil RICO, antitrust, fraud, real estate, patent and copyright infringement, interference with contractual relations, unfair competition, cases alleging theft of trade secrets and cases involving emergency equitable remedies such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. He also has substantial experience counseling clients on issues of insurance and reinsurance coverage and has represented domestic and overseas insurers and reinsurers in several coverage disputes. Ernesto also devotes considerable time to pro bono matters through the National Immigrant Justice Center, the Center for Disability and Elder Law, and the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.