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

Fellows Program
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: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2014)

Member: Jerry Clements

Diversity Professionals: Paulette BrownDon Glendenning, Altheria Merricks

Communications: Rachel HengstJulie Gilbert, Allison Arbizu