Locke Lord LLP at a Glance


  • “Working with lawyers across the country”
  • “Cutting edge work”
  • “Open-door policy”


  • “Maternity/paternity leave”
  • “Poor formal training”
  • “Lack of administrative support and guidance”

The Buzz

  • “Oil sector”
  • “Fun”
  • “Lacking direction”
  • “Too many mergers”

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, 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.

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Locke Lord LLP

2200 Ross Avenue
Suite 2800
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 740-8000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chair: Mrs. Jerry K. Clements
  • Hiring Partners: Janis Loegering (Firmwide); Michelle Earley (Austin); Baird Allis (Chicago); Paul Schuster (Dallas); Scott Davidson, Laura Edrington (Houston); Nina Huerta (Los Angeles); Gregory Casamento (NY)
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 830

  • Base Salary
    Large Market
    1st year: $180,000 
    Summer associate: $3,076/week Small Market
    1st year: $155,000 
    Summer associate: $3,076/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    22 out of 25 (2Ls) (2015)

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Major Departments: Corporate and Transactional • Finance, Banking & Real Estate • Intellectual Property • Litigation • Tax

    Major Practice Areas: Administrative & Regulatory • Admiralty & Maritime • Advertising, Marketing and Social Media • Affordable Housing • Antitrust Litigation • Appellate • Aviation • Bank Regulatory & Transactions • Banking & Financial Institutions Litigation • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution • Business Technology • Business Transactions • Capital Markets • Class Actions • Climate Change Team • Construction Litigation • Consumer Finance • Corporate • Corporate Trust • Cross Border Tax • Cross Border Transactions • Employee Benefits Energy • Energy Litigation • Environmental (Real Estate & Corporate) • General Corporate & Corporate Governance • Global Litigation • Health Care • Hospitality • Insurance and Reinsurance Dispute Resolution, Coverage and Claims • International Arbitration • Intellectual Property Litigation • IP Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology • IP Transactional • Investment Advisor and Alternative Funds • Labor & Employment • Life Sciences • Litigation Management • Mergers and Acquisitions • Non-Profits • Private Equity and Venture Capital • Privacy and Cybersecurity • Product Liability and Toxic Tort • Public Finance • Public Law, Governmental & Public Affairs • Private Client • Real Estate & Real Estate Finance • Real Estate Transactions • Regulatory and Transactional Insurance • Real Estate Lending • Reinsurance • REIT • Securities Litigation • Securitization • Securitization and Debt Finance • Small Business Investment Company • Sports, Arts Media & Entertainment • Tax • Tax Controversy • TCPA Litigation • Trademark, Copyright & Advertising • Technology, Media and Telecommunications • Texas Public Law • Transportation and Infrastructure • White Collar & Internal Investigations

Major Office Locations

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