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.
In 2021, Locke Lord was named an LCLD Top Performer for the third consecutive year.
Joined LCLD 2013
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017)
2021: Krystle Tadesse; 2020: Julie Webb; 2019: Jennifer Parnell; 2018: Marc D. Cabrera; 2017: Bilal Zaheer; 2016: Michelle Earley; 2015: Arthur E. Anthony; 2014: Ernesto Rafael Palomo
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Ysa Gomez-Gonzalez; 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: 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Annual Meeting (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014)
Member: David Taylor