Locke Lord offers top-tier legal work in a laid back, cordial environment. Lean staffing means early responsibility and experience for associates. With a number of women in leadership roles, the firm’s commitment to diversity shows in practice. Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices and about 650 attorneys in locations across the U.S., as well as in Brussels and London. Locke Lord has received numerous industry recognitions as a global leader in the middle-market sector.
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Once credentials get you in the door for an interview, Locke Lord prioritizes past work experience and personality fit. While socializing after work isn’t everyone’s priority, the firm’s culture is laid back and people genuinely like other. Partners are overall respectful and understanding. Associates do note a few areas where they would like more transparency, including compensation and the path to partnership, but also give the firm credit for stepping up its efforts to be more forward in these areas. The billable-hours requirement is generally viewed as fair, and while some associates expressed a desire for higher compensation, the firm has made recent salary increases to address this. Lean staffing on matters means that associates receive a lot of early responsibility and subs...
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices and about 650 attorneys in locations across the U.S., as well as in Brussels and London. Locke Lord has received numerous industry recognitions as a global leader in the middle-market sector.
A History of Mergers
Locke Lord can trace its roots to the founding of three firms in a seven-year period in the late 1800s in Boston, Dallas, and Providence. A couple of decades later, John Lord would open a firm in Chicago in 1914 and another predecessor firm would open in Houston in 1916. Nearly a century later, these predecessor firms began combining, beginning with the Dallas and Houston firms merging in 1999 to form Locke Liddell & Sapp, in what was the largest law firm merger in U.S. history to that point. Sixteen ye...