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. Communication is key at this collaborative firm and the social culture transcends beyond the walls of the office. Those seeking to gain quality experience, project leadership, and the ability to move up the ranks should look no further than Locke Lord.
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Locke Lord prioritizes prior work experience and looks to hire well-rounded individuals. Leanly-staffed teams create a close-knit and collaborative atmosphere. The attorneys often interact in the office and after hours, and the associates are happy with the firm’s efforts to promote this social culture. Associate/partner relationships are nothing short of respectful and mutually supportive—the associates feel like a valued member of the team and are regularly updated on the firm’s finances and performance. Work hours are reasonable considering the amount of flexibility the firm offers associates. Base salary is below market, so compensation is more heavily dependent on bonuses. Some associates wish the firm would be more of a leader in compensation, while others find this to be a ...
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. ...