News Release

Locke Lord Names Corporate Trust Leader and Board Member Laura Edrington First Woman to Serve as Houston Office Managing Partner

January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 – Locke Lord’s Laura Edrington, Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Trust Practice Group and member of the Firm’s Board of Directors, has been named Houston Office Managing Partner. Edrington will lead more than 130 lawyers in Houston, one of Locke Lord’s largest offices. 

Edrington, who has been with Locke Lord her entire legal career, succeeds David Taylor as leader of the Firm’s Houston office. As previously announced, Taylor became Chair of Locke Lord on Jan. 1, 2018. Edrington has held a number of leadership roles within the Firm, including serving as a member of its Women’s Initiative Committee and as Hiring Partner for the Houston office. 

“Laura is extremely capable, reliable and thoughtful and has the experience and business acumen to build upon Locke Lord’s lasting legacy in Houston,” said Taylor. “She is a great Partner and trusted friend who cares deeply about this Firm, and I know our Houston office will continue to thrive and prosper under her leadership.” 

David Harrell, Chair of the Firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Practice Groups, continues his role as Deputy Managing Partner of the Houston office.

Locke Lord has been a mainstay in Houston for more than 100 years, which has led to a long-standing commitment and dedication to clients as well as to the community. Edrington is an active member of the Houston community. She is a member of the Junior League of Houston, and she recently served on the Board of Directors for Pine Cove Christian Camps.

Edrington focuses her practice on the representation of financial institutions in connection with public finance, bonds, securitizations, real estate and commercial lending. She is well recognized as a leader in representing trustees in connection with events of default. Financial institutions regularly seek her advice in connection with complex financial structures both in negotiating documents for new issuances as well as in connection with dispute resolution. 


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.