Locke Lord LLP at a Glance


  • “Constant access to clients”
  • “Supportive of developing business”
  • “Office culture”


  • “Bureaucracy”
  • “Unclear policies and procedures post-merger”
  • “Hours can be long”

The Buzz

  • “Great corporate practice”
  • “Chill”
  • “Unstable”
  • “Fratty”

About Locke Lord LLP

Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 23 offices designed to meet clients' needs around the world. The firm is the product of four mergers-the most recent combination with Edwards Wildman officially took place on January 10, 2015. Led by Chair Jerry Clements, Locke Lord has a combined history of more than 125 years and a domestic and global footprint.

Industry Focus

Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, insurance and reinsurance, private equity, telecommunications, technology, real estate, financial services and health care and life sciences, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, regulatory, intellectual property and fund formation teams. The firm's clients range from Fortune 500 and middle market public and private companies to start-ups and emerging businesses. Locke Lord has received numerous industry recognitions as a global leader in the middle market sector.

Wherever You Are, Locke Lord is There

In the United States, Locke Lord has a well-recognized presence in Texas, the Northeast, the Midwest, the Southeast and the West Coast in addition to offices in Asia, CEEMENA and London. The firm provides national and international clients service across a full range of practices and industries from offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hartford, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Morristown, New Orleans, New York, Orange County, Providence, Stamford, Sacramento, San Francisco, Tokyo, Washington DC and West Palm Beach.

Diversity is a Key to Success

Locke Lord embraces multiple points of view and supports Local Diversity Committees as well as an overall firm National Diversity Committee. For instance, Paulette Brown, a partner in Locke Lord's Morristown office, is president-elect of the American Bar Association. Brown will be the first woman of color and third African-American to serve as president of the ABA.

Additionally, women hold positions of power in firm management. There are three women on the firm's executive committee, including firm Chair Jerry Clements. The firm's board of directors has six female members, one of whom serves as co-chair.

Locke Lord's groups and committees help promote a firmwide philosophy of inclusion and action, helping raise scholarship money for minority and economically disadvantaged students, hosting holiday parties for lower income children, donating to local food banks and charitable organizations that aid individuals and families in need and supporting longtime firm programs like flexible work arrangements, domestic partner benefits and the Women's Initiative.

Corporate responsibility is an important part of Locke Lord's mission as well as meaningful partnerships in local communities and pro bono work.

In the News

May 2015

Don't Mess With Texas

Law360's profile of Locke Lord spotlighted the firm's merger and strengths in the Texas' booming energy, finance and telecom sectors as well as noteworthy litigation wins. This is the second recognition of Locke Lord as a Texas Powerhouse. Partners Don Glendenning and David Taylor provided insight in the article to the firm's history, culture, clients and merger.

Litigating in the Public Eye

Locke Lord's products liability practice was named the "2015 Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year" ‎by the New Jersey Law Journal. The team was profiled in a special supplement featuring the winners. In the article, Jim Tyrrell, co-chair of ‎Locke Lord's products liability and toxic tort practice group, discussed how he and the group have been handling some of the most high-profile products liability, toxic tort and mass tort cases in the country.

March 2015

Straight Love, No Chaser

In a Super Lawyers profile, Locke Lord Partner Paulette Brown, who will become the first African-American woman to head the American Bar Association next year, discusses her remarkable career, including professional and educational experiences.

February 2015

London Calling

Firm Chair Jerry Clements was interviewed by The Lawyer (a London-based publication) for an article discussing the success of the combination between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman and the impact on the firm's London presence. She commented, "We got the team we wanted."

January 2015

Leading Locke Lord

Texas Lawyer reporter Brenda Jeffreys shadowed Locke Lord Chair Jerry Clements on the first business day the combination between Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman was made official to report on her activities. 

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Locke Lord LLP

2200 Ross Avenue
Suite 2200
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 740-8000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chair: Mrs. Jerry K. Clements
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 912

  • Employment Contact
    Holly Lawrence
    Director of Recruiting & Development
    Phone: (214) 740-8824
    E-mail: hlawrence@lockelord.com
    Recruiting contacts for all Locke Lord offices below and at lockelord.com/careers.
    Holly Lawrence
    Director of Recruiting & Development
    Phone: (214) 740-8824
    E-mail: hlawrence@lockelord.com
    Alicia Rentsch
    Recruiting & Development Coordinator
    Phone: (312) 443-0250
    E-mail: alishia.rentsch@lockelord.com
    Ginny Mothershead
    Manager of Recruiting & Development
    Phone (214) 740-8290
    E-mail: gmothershead@lockelord.com
    Amber Schaefer
    Manager of Recruiting & Development
    Phone: (713) 226-1316
    E-mail: amber.schaefer@lockelord.com
    McKenzie Hull
    Recruiting Coordinator
    Phone: (713) 226-1243
    E-mail: mhull@lockelord.com
    Los Angeles 
    Debbie Bain
    Manager of CLE & Training
    Phone: (214) 687-6740
    E-mail: dbain@lockelord.com

  • Base Salary
    Large Market
    1st year: $160,000 
    Summer associate: $3,076/week Small Market
    1st year: $145,000 
    Summer associate: $3,076/week

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Corporate and Transactional
    Finance, Banking & Real Estate
    Intellectual Property

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Hartford, CT
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Morristown, NJ
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Orange County, CA
  • Providence, RI
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Stamford, CT
  • Washington, DC
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Istanbul
  • Tokyo
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