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Pamela Robillard Mackey
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EDUCATION

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1985, with Honors

University of Colorado, Boulder, B.S. 1981 with Honors

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense

Environmental Litigation

Civil Litigation

Government Investigations

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense (White Collar) 2013 – Best Lawyers in America

Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense (Non-White Collar) 2012 - Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America: Bet-the-Company Litigation (2015), Criminal Defense White Collar, Criminal Defense Non- White Collar, and Commercial Litigation, 2001 to Present

Chambers USA – Band One key individual for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations

Super Lawyers; recognized as one of the top ten lawyers in the state; one of the top fifty women lawyers in the state

Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2013-2014

Named among top investigations lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal 2014

Benchmark Litigation – Litigation Star 2013-2015

Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow of the American Bar Association

Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation

Awarded Best of Bar for Individual Criminal Defense,

Executive Editor,The George Washington Law Review

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Appointed voting member of Practitioners Advisory Group for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2012

Federal Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee, 2000- 2006; Chair 2002-2006

Tenth Circuit Committee for Drafting of Pattern Jury Instructions, 2002-2009

ABA Section on White Collar Crime, Regional Co-Chair 2000-2001

Peer Professionalism Assistance Program 2000- 2014

Colorado Women's Bar Association, President, 1995-1996; Board of Directors, 1987-1991.

TEACHING POSITIONS

Harvard Law School, Trial Advocacy Workshop

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

Dismissal of derivative action alleging violations of the Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act

Dismissal of landlord action in Aurora shooting case

Not guilty on all counts in state case involving allegations of securities fraud and theft arising out of failed real estate projects

Not guilty on all counts in federal case involving allegations of anti-trust violations

Not guilty on all counts in federal case involving allegations of tax evasion and tax fraud

Not guilty of all counts in federal case involving allegations of environmental crimes

Not guilty on all counts in state case involving allegations of a triple homicide

Not guilty on all counts in state case involving allegations of sexual assault against physician

Pamela Mackey practices primarily in the areas of criminal defense, complex civil litigation, environmental litigation, and government investigations. She is well-regarded for her successful work in many high-visibility cases in state and federal courts across the country, including her defense of Kobe Bryant.

After graduating with honors from the George Washington University Law School in 1985, Pamela joined the law firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver practicing primarily in the area of product liability. From there she came to Haddon, Morgan and Foreman as an Associate Attorney in 1987 to pursue her passion for litigation. She left the firm in 1989 to serve as Deputy State Public Defender for five years and returned to Haddon, Morgan and Foreman in 1994.

Pamela is known as a tenacious advocate for her clients and for her keen ability to quickly assess the strengths and weakness of a case and develop effective strategies to advance her clients’ interests.

Highly regarded for her courtroom skills, Pamela is frequently asked to teach trial advocacy skills to lawyers and law students around the country, including Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop, and the American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition.

SELECTED SPEECHES

“Using Modern Technology to Secure Dismissal: A case Study of the Thamer Albalwi Prosecution,” Amarillo Bar Association, Amarillo, September 2014

“Preparing and Trying a Sexual Assault Case,” New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Buffalo, November 2013

“Ethical Considerations in Dealing with Physical Stuff (That’s A Technical Term),” National Public Defender Retreat, Las Vegas, April 2013

“A Courtside Seat: Representing Kobe Bryant,” University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, March 2012

“Courts and the Media: The High Visibility Case,” American Judges Association, San Diego, September 2011

“Exposing the ‘Eyewitness’ Who is Really a Snitch,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Denver, August 2011

“Using Social Networking as an Investigative Tool,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Savannah, April 2010 and Aspen, 2011

“Giants of the Trial Bar - Defending the High Profile Client,” panel discussion for the New York City Bar, New York City April 2008

“The Military Commissions Act of 2006,” Louisiana Criminal Defense Bar, Jazz Fest 2007 and the Nevada State Bar October 2007

“Ethical Issues in White Collar Crime Cases,” panel discussion at the ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime, San Francisco March 2006

“Cross-Examination of the Difficult Witness,” Conference for Virginia Criminal Defense Counsel, Virginia May 2005

“Lessons Learned: Looking Back at the Kobe Bryant Case,” Spring Meeting of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New York, NY May 2005

“Creative Sentencing After Booker,” CJA Standing Committee and Federal Public Defender, May 2005

“Balancing Victim's Rights, Accused's Rights and the Public's Right to Know,” Panel discussion at the Colorado Women's Bar Association Annual Convention, May 2005

“Women's Reactions to my Defense of Kobe Bryant,” Annual Meeting of the Ohio Women's Bar Association, April 2005

“Winning Trial Techniques,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Aspen, January 2005

“Lessons in Defending a High Profile Case,” Joint Kansas City/Topeka/Lawrence Inns of Court Meeting, January 2005

“Tips for the Defense of Sex Cases,” Annual Conference for the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, December 2004

“Rules for Defending the High Profile Client,” Annual Meeting of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, December 2004

“Defending the High Profile Client,” panel discussion at the annual Public Defender Services Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2004

“The Erosion of Logical Relevancy: Application of Rape Shield Laws in Sexual Assault Cases,” Yale Law School, November 2004

“Have our Public Trials become Too Public?” University of Colorado School of Journalism, October 2004

“Search Warrants and Subpoenas Duces Tecum in the Information Age,” delivered Annual Colorado Public Defender's Conference, September 2003

“Criminal Law for the Non-Criminal Practitioner,” Colorado Women's Bar Association Annual Convention, May 2002

“Focusing on Business,” Panel discussion concerning business development for women lawyers, Colorado Women's Bar Association, November 2001

“Federal Sentencing Guidelines Workshop,” Panel Discussion and Workshop Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee, Fall 2001

“Ethical Responsibility of Criminal Defense Lawyers,” Panel Discussion at Faculty of Federal Advocates Ethics & Experts in the Federal Criminal Case Seminar, December 1999

Faculty for National Institute of Trial Advocates, Denver, Colorado Program, Summer 1999

“Departures from Federal Sentencing Guidelines,” NORML Legal Seminar, Aspen 1999

“Trial Techniques,” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Winter 1999

“De-Mystifying Complex Legal & Factual Information for the Jury,” Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Annual Meeting, Summer 1997

“Detecting and Avoiding Conflicts in a Criminal Practice,” Annual CBA Legal Malpractice Seminar, January 1996 and January/February 1997

“Client Control in Negotiation,” panel discussion at Negotiation Skills for the Woman Lawyer seminar sponsored by The University of Denver, March 1996

“Benefits the Defense Can Derive from Motions and Hearings in Sexual Assault on a Child Cases,” Public Defenders' Training Session, October 1995

“Skills for the Criminal Lawyer,” panel discussion for the Colorado Women's Bar Association Annual Convention, May 1995

“Ethics for the Criminal Defense Lawyer,” Colorado Criminal Defense Bar's Tenth Annual Trial Practice Institute, March 1995

PUBLICATIONS

National and Regional cases for the 2015 National Trial Competition hosted by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Texas Young Lawyers Association

“A Lawyer’s Relationship with the Press and Media,” Chapter by Pamela Robillard Mackey in Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions, published by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., 2014

“The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law,” Chapter by Pamela Robillard Mackey, Criminal Offenses in Families, published by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc., 2003

“Homicide and Hearsay: The Relationship Between Statements and Lesser Offenses,” by Pamela Robillard Mackey and Mark Johnson, The Colorado Lawyer, June 1993

“Mental-State Defenses and Expert Testimony,” by Pamela Robillard Mackey and Mark Johnson, The Rap Sheet, Summer 1991

“RICO: The Stakes in Fraud Actions,” by Gale T. Miller and Pamela Robillard Mackey, Denver Business, July 1986

“Understanding the Controversy Over the Legal Services Corporation,” by Gerald Caplan, The New York Law School Review, 1983 (Research Assistant)


EDUCATION

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1985, with Honors

University of Colorado, Boulder, B.S. 1981 with Honors

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense

Environmental Litigation

Civil Litigation

Government Investigations

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense (White Collar) 2013 – Best Lawyers in America

Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense (Non- White Collar) 2012 - Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America: Bet-the-Company Litigation (2015), Criminal Defense White Collar, Criminal Defense Non- White Collar, and Commercial Litigation, 2001 to Present

Chambers USA – Band One key individual for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations

Super Lawyers; recognized as one of the top ten lawyers in the state; one of the top fifty women lawyers in the state

Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2013-2014

Named among top investigations lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal 2014

Benchmark Litigation – Litigation Star 2013-2015

Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow of the American Bar Association

Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation

Awarded Best of Bar for Individual Criminal Defense,

ExecutiveEditor,The George Washington Law Review

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Appointed voting member of Practitioners Advisory Group for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2012

Federal Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee, 2000- 2006; Chair 2002-2006

Tenth Circuit Committee for Drafting of Pattern Jury Instructions, 2002-2009

ABA Section on White Collar Crime, Regional Co-Chair 2000-2001

Peer Professionalism Assistance Program 2000- 2014

Colorado Women's Bar Association, President, 1995-1996; Board of Directors, 1987-1991.

TEACHING POSITIONS

Harvard Law School, Trial Advocacy Workshop

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

Dismissal of derivative action alleging violations of the Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act

Dismissal of landlord action in Aurora shooting case

Not guilty on all counts in state case involving allegations of securities fraud and theft arising out of failed real estate projects

Not guilty on all counts in federal case involving allegations of anti-trust violations

Not guilty on all counts in federal case involving allegations of tax evasion and tax fraud

Not guilty of all counts in federal case involving allegations of environmental crimes

Not guilty on all counts in state case involving allegations of a triple homicide

Not guilty on all counts in state case involving allegations of sexual assault against physician