“[T]he 'exceptionally smart' Michael Lackey is 'one of the best people you could ever meet.'”
Chambers Global 2012
Mike Lackey is the Partner-in-Charge of the Washington, D.C. office. In addition, he serves on Mayer Brown's Partnership Board. Mike also co-leads the firm's Electronic Discovery and Records Management Practice and chairs the firm's Electronic Discovery Services 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 numerous defendants in grand jury proceedings and governmental investigations.
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. Since 2010, Chambers USA recognized Mike as one of the top E-discovery attorneys nationwide, reporting that "[o]f all the attorneys who do this work, he is a real top gun" who "has a good head on his shoulders." Mike is also recognized in this category in Chambers Global.
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.