Jerry K. Clements

Partner at Locke Lord LLP

Jerry K. Clements

Jerry K. Clements

Partner at Locke Lord LLP

Biography

Named One of the Top 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers by The National Law Journal and one of 30 Extraordinary Women in Texas Law by Texas Lawyer, Jerry Clements is Chair Emeritus of Locke Lord after serving as Chair of the Firm from 2006-2017. She has been recognized as a Baylor Lawyer of the Year and been named one of the "Top Ten Litigators" in Dallas. During her more than 35 years of litigation experience, Jerry has worked collaboratively with high-level executives representing their Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries and built an impressive record of resolutions in complex disputes in the area of commercial litigation.

Named One of the Top 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers by The National Law Journal and one of 30 Extraordinary Women in Texas Law by Texas Lawyer, Jerry Clements is Chair Emeritus of Locke Lord after serving as Chair of the Firm from 2006-2017. She has been recognized as a Baylor Lawyer of the Year and been named one of the "Top Ten Litigators" in Dallas. During her more than 35 years of litigation experience, Jerry has worked collaboratively with high-level executives representing their Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries and built an impressive record of resolutions in complex disputes in the area of commercial litigation.

She also has extensive experience in corporate governance, having structured two significant law firm mergers during her tenure as Chair. She recently served as Chair of the Baylor University Board of Regents and has served as a Regent on the Board since 2011. She also has served on committees dealing with audit and compliance, development, and governance, compensation and nominating.

Jerry's representative experience includes:

* Representation of an oil and gas exploration company in a commercial dispute involving the breach of a joint venture agreement for the development of oil and gas prospects in Texas
* Representation of a large dental and medical supply company in connection with the defense of a purported nationwide class action involving the sale of dental office management software
* Representation of a large manufacturing company in connection with a failed implementation of ERP software
* Representation of a large software manufacturer in connection with a purported nationwide class action involving over 11 million class members who claimed that the software was defective and could result in data loss. This class was eventually decertified, and the claims brought by the plaintiffs were non-suited
* Representation of a large international oil and gas exploration and development company in connection with various class actions in Texas and Oklahoma involving claims for alleged underpayment of gas royalties
* Representation of a large insurance company in connection with defending environmental coverage claims relating to over 25 lead contamination sites throughout the United States

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Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP

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Jerry K. Clements
Partner at Locke Lord LLP
Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1981

Baylor Law School is the oldest law school in Texas. Baylor Law School is affiliated with Baylor University and located in Waco, Texas. The school has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1931, and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1938.

B.S., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1975

Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. The campus is located on 272 acres (1.10 km2) about three miles (8 km) from downtown Fort Worth. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. Its mascot is the "horned frog", and women's teams are known as the Lady Frogs. For most varsity sports TCU competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA's Division I. The university enrolls around 9,725 students, with 8,456 being undergraduates. As of October 2011, TCU's total endowment was $1.2 billion.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Fellow
Current

TO EXPAND KNOWLEDGE AND ADVANCE JUSTICE THROUGH INNOVATIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, AND RIGOROUS EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON THE LAW.

Member
Current

The Dallas Bar Association or DBA is a professional organization providing resources for attorneys and the public in the city of Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1873, the DBA is a voluntary professional association of 10,000+ lawyers. It is dedicated to the continuing education of its members, as well as community programs. For years, the Dallas Bar Association headquarters were housed in the offices of the then-current president. In 1937, headquarters were established in a small space under the stairs of the Old Red Courthouse. Ten years later, the DBA was the state’s first bar association to incorporate. Incorporators envisioned the Association someday being housed in its own building.

Career History
Partner
Current

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.

Managing Partner
Prior

Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP provides legal services. It is a law firm with a range of clients and a national presence. The law firm represents and protects the interests in entrepreneurial companies and individuals. The company has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Washington, DC. It has approximately 400 lawyers who represent a range of businesses and individual clients having extensive domestic and foreign business interests. The company is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Business Counsel, Inc. is a network of law firms based in the United States with member firms from around the world focused on providing high quality legal services to the business community. Members of Business Counsel include private law firms in many major economic centers within the United States, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Poland, Russia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates and engaged in business law representation, including transactional law, regulatory and litigation. Corporate and business clients are invited to make inquiries of any member firm as to the structure and nature of the network and of the benefits to an association with Business Counsel, Inc. or any of its member law firms. Business Counsel's member firms each maintain complete autonomy, provide professional services on an individual basis and are not restricted in referring, handling or accepting cases, or in joining other professional organizations.

President, Executive Committee
Prior

The Baylor Law Alumni Association plays an active role in sponsoring programs and events that benefit the Law School and community of Baylor Lawyers.

Member, Board of Governors
Current

The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Its founders conceived the organization to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests. The emphasis of the organization is on warm fellowship among professionals without regard to their orientations as plaintiffs' or defendants' advocates. In such a setting it becomes possible to consider, rationally and in good will, issues of ethics and excellence in advocacy and the role of litigation in society.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
Political Donations
$3
2020

Senator from South Carolina

$500
2020

Former President of United States

$5,600
2020

Former President of United States

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