September 22, 2015 – Locke Lord Partner David Taylor, who currently serves as a member of the Firmwide Executive Committee, has been named Managing Partner of the Firm’s Houston office. Houston is one of Locke Lord’s largest offices with about 130 lawyers.
Taylor has spent his entire legal career at Locke Lord, having joined the Houston office after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988. A member of and former Co-Chair of the Firm’s Corporate and Transactional Department, Taylor currently co-heads the Firm’s Capital Markets Section. He also is Chair of the Firm’s Marketing/Practice Development Committee.
Locke Lord has been a mainstay in Houston since the early 1900s, and Taylor shares the Firm’s commitment not only to clients but also to serving the community. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Houston Area Salvation Army and the Board of Directors of Oldham Little Church Foundation as well as on the Deacon’s Administrative Committee of the First Baptist Church of Houston. He is a member of and Past Chair of the Board of Theatre Under The Stars. He has previously served on the boards of the Houston Music Hall Foundation and The Children’s Fund.
“David is an experienced and thoughtful leader who has the respect of everyone who knows him,” said Firm Chair Jerry Clements. “He is a talented lawyer who possesses superb business skills, genuinely cares about people he deals with, and always does the right thing for the right reason.
“In short, David is highly regarded and will do an excellent job leading our Houston office.”
Taylor said, “Our Houston office will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year, so I am especially honored to take on this role at such a milestone. I also am grateful to the Firm leaders through the years who have mentored me and trusted me with leadership positions. I look forward to working with our colleagues to continue building on the Firm’s legacy in Houston, the work we do for our clients and the work we do in this community.”
Taylor advises public and private companies in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, with a focus on securities offerings and disclosures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law Firm of 23 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. With a combined history of more than 125 years and a greatly enhanced domestic and global footprint, Locke Lord is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, insurance and reinsurance, private equity, telecommunications, technology, real estate, financial services and health care and life sciences, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, regulatory, intellectual property and fund formation teams.