Partner and Chair, Locke Lord LLP
As chair of Locke Lord, Jerry Clements is one of only seven women to lead a top-100 law firm in the U.S. She is also a top-ranked litigator, a board member of the National Women’s Council, and one of the most powerful women in Texas. Jerry’s leadership has also been important for increasing her firm’s diversity.
“The biggest challenge [for the legal profession] is getting women into more leadership roles – that day is coming,” she said in an interview with Austin Business Journal.
Locke Lord’s diversity efforts include diversity pipeline programs, mentoring, and a women’s initiative. The firm has been recognized for its diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine, the Texas Diversity Council, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
Joined LCLD 2013
Highlights of LCLD Participation
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2016: Erica Santamaria; 2015: Ermias Y. Abebe, Robin Ladd, Alexandria Udeh
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Annual Meeting (2014)
Member: Jerry Clements
Diversity Professionals: Paulette Brown