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 has been named one of the Top 40 Most Influential Lawyers by the National Law 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. Locke Lord also publicizes a list of women and minority attorneys who hold leadership roles at the firm. 

Joined LCLD 2013

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017) 
Fellows nominated:
2017: Bilal Zaheer; 2016: Michelle Earley; 2015: Arthur E. Anthony; 2014: Ernesto Rafael Palomo

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Vanessa Suarez; 2016: Erica Santamaria; 2015: Ermias Y. Abebe, Robin Ladd, Alexandria Udeh

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2017, 2014)

Member: Jerry Clements

Diversity Professionals: Paulette BrownDon Glendenning, Altheria Merricks

Communications: Rachel HengstJulie Gilbert, Allison Arbizu