Pamela-Robillard-Mackey

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
  • Civil Litigation
  • Internal Investigations

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Selected for Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation 2014
  • Named among top investigations lawyers in the world by Who's Who Legal 2014
  • 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: Criminal Defense and Commercial Litigation, 2001 to present
  • Benchmark Litigation - Litigation Star
  • 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
  • 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-present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, President, 1995-1996; Board of Directors, 1987-1991.

TEACHING POSITIONS

  • Harvard Law School, Trial Advocacy Workshop

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

  • Obtained dismissal of derivative action alleging violations of the Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act
  • 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

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Member of Board of Directors for IAALS - Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.
  • Honorary Board Member for the Baby Haven - a project to aid adjudicated mothers and their children

 

 

Pamela Robillard Mackey

303.831.7364
pmackey@hmflaw.com
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Often recognized for her defense of Kobe Bryant, Ms. Mackey practices criminal defense and complex civil litigation. Ms. Mackey has defended many high profile cases in the state and federal courts across the Rocky Mountain West.

Ms. Mackey has successfully defended federal white collar cases at trial in the areas of anti-trust, tax, and environmental law. Her criminal practice also includes state court crimes such as homicide and sexual assault.

She regularly speaks and teaches in the area of criminal defense.

For an article on Ms. Mackey's career please see: http://www.lawcrossing.com/article/349/Pamela-Mackey/.

SELECTED SPEECHES

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 Subpoena 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

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., 2013

The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law, Criminal Offenses in Families, Chapter by Pamela Robillard Mackey, 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, 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)