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August 22, 2013 - Locke Lord Senior Counsel Nandita Berry has been elected Vice Chair of the University of Houston System (UHS) Board of Regents, effective Sept. 1. Berry was appointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the Board of Regents in 2009, making her the first Indian American appointed to the board of a public university in Texas. She now becomes the first Indian American to be elected as Vice Chair of the UHS Board.
Armed with a bachelor's degree from UH and a juris doctorate from UH Law Center, Berry was appointed in 2009 to the UHS Board of Regents. During the past two fiscal years, she chaired the board's Audit and Compliance Committee. She has been a member of the Finance and Administration Committee and the Academic and Student Success Committee.
As an attorney at Locke Lord, Berry represents clients in a wide variety of technology transactions. Her clients are in diverse industries and range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. She has extensive experience in all aspects of software transactions, including licensing, development, and resale.
She is active in the Houston community and has been on the boards of the Houston Zoo, the Houston Area Women's Center, the South Asian Chamber of Commerce and The Community Family Center.
Locke Lord LLP consistently ranks among American Lawyer's top 100 U.S. law firms. The Firm's full range of practice and industry areas serve national and international clients from offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. It has an excellent reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, with its 650-plus lawyers building collaborative relationships and crafting creative solutions – all designed and executed to meet clients' long-term strategic goals.