Behind the Scenes: Texas Lawyer Recounts ‘Merger Day’ Messages of Locke Lord Chair Jerry Clements

January 16, 2015

Texas Lawyer Senior Reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys spent Monday, January 12, 2015, listening to Locke Lord LLP Chair Jerry Clements talk about all the work that went into merging Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman and how the combination provides greater opportunities to serve an expanded national and international client base.

In her article recounting events of the first official work day of the new Firm, Jeffreys writes that Clements spent the day, starting at 7 a.m., on the phone and in meetings with lawyers and staff and media outlets from across the country and around the world describing what it took to bring the two firms together and how excited she was about the future of Locke Lord Edwards.

During a video conference with lawyers in the Locke Lord network of 23 offices, Jeffreys noted that Clements thanked the lawyers for supporting the merger and talked about the cross-selling opportunities for lawyers in both legacy firms. “When we looked at this opportunity…we saw something special here,” Clements said.

Shortly after visiting with the lawyers, Clements hosted a similar conference call with the Firm’s staff, letting them know that the lawyers couldn’t do what they do without support from them. “There’s been a whole lot of work to get us to this point, but there’s a lot of work to do,” Clements told the staff.

Jeffreys’ complete article is available here (subscription required).

The ‘Combination Day’ news release is available here.