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May 25, 2016 – As part of a continued commitment to the communities in which the Firm’s lawyers work and live, Locke Lord has named long-time Dallas Partner and community leader Don Glendenning to the Firm’s newly created position of Partner in Charge of Corporate Responsibility and Charitable Giving. In this role to further promote Locke Lord’s Corporate Social Responsibility, Glendenning, who also serves as Co-Chair of the Firmwide Diversity Committee, will ensure Locke Lord advances its already strong role in both pro bono and charitable work.
“Investing our time and resources to better the communities in which we are a part always has been paramount to our law firm, and we feel having Don in this position will take our commitment to a new level,” said Jerry Clements, Chair of Locke Lord. “In addition to providing our clients the best legal services, we want to continue dedicating time and resources to make sure our business initiatives are part of creating a better world around us. Don is a tireless and selfless community volunteer who now will be a presence in all the good that we do.”
Glendenning served as Managing Partner of the Dallas office for two decades and serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Corporate and Transactional Department. He has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate and securities matters and transactions.
He personally is committed to a number of charities focused upon social justice and understanding, public health and education, the environment, and the arts. For social justice and understanding, he has served as President of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas and Chairman of The Thanks-Giving Foundation, and as a director of the Dallas Holocaust Museum. For public health and education, he served as a director of the Parkland Foundation and as Co-Chair of the successful $150 million philanthropic campaign for the new Parkland Hospital. He serves as a director of KERA and the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Tower Center, on the advisory board of KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), as advisor to the McDermott Scholars Alumni Association of the University of Texas at Dallas, and has served as President of the DFW Alumni Association for Rice University. For the environment, he has served as Chairman of the Dallas Zoological Society and as a director of the National Tree Trust, and serves as President of Scenic Dallas and Scenic Texas, and also as a director of the Arbor Day Foundation and Texas Trees Foundation. And for the arts, he has served as a director of The Arts Community Alliance (TACA), and now serves as a director of the Dallas Theater Center and the SMU Meadows School.
“This is a true privilege to be able to work with other attorneys and staff around the entire Firm who share our commitment to our communities,” Glendenning said. “We all want to help make a difference.”
He is a recipient of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas’ “Angel of Freedom” and “Distinguished Lifetime Service” awards, the Dallas Holocaust Museum’s “Hope for Humanity” award, the Dallas Bar Association’s “Justinian” Award, the Anti-Defamation League of Dallas’ “Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award;” the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas’ “Pro Bono” award, the Dallas Zoological Society’s “Good Egg” award, the TACA Silver Cup award, and together with his wife Carol, of the Dallas Opera’s “Juanita and Henry S. Miller, Jr. Founder’s Award.”
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