Michael E. Lackey: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Michael E. Lackey

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3224

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Practice Areas

  • Agribusiness
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Congressional Investigations & Crisis Management
  • Energy
  • Government Relations
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery & Information Governance
  • Government Contracts
  • Internal Investigations
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Toxic Tort
  • White Collar Defense & Compliance
  • Privacy & Security
  • Social Media Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3224
Fax: 202 263 5224
University Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1983
Law SchoolThe George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors, 1993
Admitted1993, Florida; 1994, District of Columbia; US Court of Federal Claims; US District Court for the District of Columbia; US District Court for the Northern District of Texas; US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; US Supreme Court


MIT Educational Counsel (2011 to date)

Faculty, National Student Leadership Conference, Law & Advocacy Program (2006 to date)

Corporate Committee Member, TAPS: the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (2009)

Federal Bar Association, Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, 2003-2006

Advisory Board Member, Georgetown University Law Center Advanced E-Discovery Institute, 2006 to date

Advisory Cabinet Member, Masters Conference, 2010 to date

Advisory Board Member, Strafford Publications, Inc., 2008 to date

Member, The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, 2010 to date

Member, Council on Litigation Management, 2009 to date

Adjunct Professor of Advanced Appellate Advocacy at The George Washington University Law School, 1995 to date

Bender Teaching Award Recipient, The George Washington University, 2000


Michael Lackey is celebrated as a fantastic thinker who carries himself well in the courtroom and commands respect from both peers and clients.

Chambers USA 2014 Mike Lackey leads Mayer Brown's global litigation and dispute resolution practice. In addition, he serves on Mayer Brown's Partnership Board. Mike also co-leads the firm's Electronic Discovery & Information Governance practice and serves on the firm's Electronic Discovery Services Group. Mike's practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation, and he represents major companies and individuals in state and federal proceedings, including multi-district and class action litigation. Mike also has represented numerous defendants in grand jury proceedings and governmental investigations.

In addition to being an accomplished litigator, Mike is nationally recognized for his knowledge of electronic discovery issues. He serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Georgetown University Law School Advanced E-Discovery Institute, is an Advisory Cabinet Member to The Masters Conference, and is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. Chambers USA has recognized Mike as one of the top E-discovery attorneys nationwide since 2010 (the first year when this category was created), and in 2014, it reports that He knows the area and can navigate through the issues to achieve solutions. Mike is also recognized in this category in Chambers Global. In addition, he is recognized as a Washington DC SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters, and in The Washington Post magazine as one of the top attorneys in the city. Mike also has been listed for many years in Marquis Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in American Law.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Mike clerked for the Honorable Jacques Wiener, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He also has served as an Associate Independent Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel of David M. Barrett. Before entering the legal profession, Mike was a lieutenant in the US Navy and graduated from the Top Gun school. He has a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from MIT. Because of his military, engineering, class action, and appellate background, Mike is often sought to handle litigation where it is necessary to understand and distill complex technical and legal concepts.


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Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Michael D. Battaglia,Eric B. Evans,Michael E. Lackey,Kim A. Leffert,Edmund Sautter, February 26, 2015
On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The revised rules, now pending before the Supreme Court and to be transmitted to Congress, will take effect on December 1, 2015, absent some...

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Michael E. Lackey

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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