Mike Lackey serves on Mayer Brown's Partnership Board. Mike also co-chairs the firm's Electronic Discovery and Records Management Practice, leads the Washington, D.C. office litigation practice, and chairs the firm's Automated Practice Support Group. Mike’s practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation and electronic discovery. He represents major companies and individuals in state and federal proceedings, including multi-district and class action litigation, government contract disputes, and appeals. Mike also has represented defendants in numerous grand jury proceedings and governmental investigations. In addition, he is nationally recognized for his knowledge of electronic discovery issues and serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Georgetown University Law School Advanced E-Discovery Institute. Mike is an award-winning adjunct professor of advanced appellate advocacy at the George Washington University Law School.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Michael served as Associate Independent Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel of David M. Barrett from1997-1998. Before then, he was a lieutenant in the US Navy and graduated from the prestigious "Top Gun" school in 1987. He has a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from MIT. Because of his military, engineering, class action, and appellate background, he is often sought to handle litigation where it is necessary to understand and distill complex technical and legal concepts.