Holt M. Lackey

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Mr. Lackey represents plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters including antitrust, intellectual property, employment, and commercial disputes.

Prior to returning to private practice, he served for six years as an attorney in the United States House and Senate in Washington, D.C. In Washington, Mr. Lackey advised Senators and Congressmen on antitrust, intellectual property, technology, judicial nominations, and civil procedure policies. His grasp of these issues earned him promotion to Chief Antitrust Counsel and Chief Oversight Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee and Chief Counsel to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Before his government service, Mr. Lackey was an associate with one of the largest and most respected firms in Houston, Texas. Mr. Lackey combines his background in litigation with the unique perspective and experiences he gained in government service to zealously represent his clients.

Education and Professional Background:
University of Texas Law School, J.D. with Honors, 2005 (Dean’s Award for highest grade in Evidence; Texas Law Review)
Northwestern University, B.A., 2001

Licenses and Admissions:
Licensed to practice in Texas

Activities and Affiliations
Commissioner, City of Austin Economic Prosperity Commission
Board Member, Equality Texas
Former Chairman of the Houston Young Lawyer’s Association LegalLine Committee

Presentations
“The Future of E-Discovery: Update on the Preservation Debate,” Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, Houston, TX, February 23, 2012.
“Judiciary Committee Staffers on Communications”, National Cable Television Association, The Cable Show, Chicago, IL, June 14, 2011
“Lobbying Activity and Antitrust,” Bar Association of the District of Columbia Antitrust Committee 2011 Symposium, Washington, DC, February 10, 2011
“Preemption: The Federal Landscape,” Civil Justice Reform Group, Washington, DC, May 21, 2009
“Civil Justice Issues in the New Congress,” International Association of Defense Counsel, Corporate Counsel College, Chicago, IL, April 24, 2009
“Securities Litigation Reform,” The Federalist Society, Washington, DC, June 25, 2008.

Representative Experience
Assisted in obtaining favorable settlements and jury verdict for telecommunications company in federal litigation seeking damages for patent infringement.
Assisted in representing individual seeking damages for trade secret misappropriation by his Fortune 500 employer.
Assisted in defending departing executives of telecommunications construction company against accusations of trade secret misappropriation by their former employer.
Advised United States Senator on legislation that would become the America Invents Act in subsequent Congress.
Assisted in obtaining favorable settlement for African-American Title VII plaintiffs for hostile workplace claims against construction company employer.
Assisted in obtaining favorable settlement for African-American Title VII plaintiffs for hostile workplace at a consumer baked goods employer.
Assisted in advising yard equipment manufacturer in antitrust disputes alleging price fixing and other predatory conduct.
Advised Members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on all matters related to Antitrust Law, including the Hart-Scott-Rodino reviews of several high-profile mergers and acquisitions.
Assisted in defending ambulatory surgical center operator against securities fraud claims.
Assisted in defending majority shareholder in LLC against claims brought by minority shareholder.