Chair, Locke Lord LLP


David Taylor became Chair of Locke Lord in 2018, after serving as Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston office and Chair of the Finance Committee. He also serves on the boards of Greater Houston Partnership and the Greater Houston Area Salvation Army. 

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. Locke Lord was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2019. 

Joined LCLD 2013

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017) 
Fellows nominated:
2020: Julie Webb; 2019: Jennifer Parnell; 2018: Marc D. Cabrera; 2017: Bilal Zaheer; 2016: Michelle Earley; 2015: Arthur E. Anthony; 2014: Ernesto Rafael Palomo

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinder Selection:
2020: Walter Rodriguez, Jamie Cheng; 2019: Wasim Bleibel

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2020: Marisa Ball, Theman Taylor; 2019: Mohit Rathi; 2018: Yemi Adewuyi, Brian Ingram; 2017: Vanessa Suarez; 2016: Erica Santamaria; 2015: Ermias Y. Abebe, Robin Ladd, Alexandria Udeh

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2019, 2018, 2017, 2014)

Member: David Taylor

Diversity Professionals: Don Glendenning, Paulette Brown

Communications: Julie Gilbert, Thone Phan