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. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, David created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read David's pledge here

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 2022, Locke Lord was named an LCLD Top Performer for the fourth consecutive year. 

Joined LCLD 2013

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017) 
Fellows nominated:
2022: Alicia Castro; 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

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinder Selection:
2022: Jonevin Sabado, Natalie Jersak; 2021: Enrique Santiago, Ashley Thurman; 2020: Walter Rodriguez, Jamie Cheng; 2019: Wasim Bleibel

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Richard Omoniyi-Shoyoola; 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: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014)

Member: David Taylor

Diversity Professionals: Don Glendenning, Kimberly Hulsey