A former federal and state prosecutor who is chair of the firm’s White Collar and Investigations team, Larry Mackey advises on white collar criminal defense and complex litigation. Having tried federal cases to successful acquittal, Larry works with clients to tell their story in a manner that is highly persuasive and impactful to fact finders, judges and juries.
Larry concentrates his practice on the representation of corporations and executives subject to federal and state criminal and civil investigation proceedings. He served as the independent corporate compliance monitor for a large U.S. medical device manufacturer and distributor pursuant to the company’s deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. government.
In addition, Larry has represented multinational corporations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. He also represents clients in complex civil disputes, including prelitigation case assessment and in all trial proceedings.
Notably, Larry joined the firm after 18 years as a federal prosecutor and three years as a state prosecutor. He concluded his DOJ service on the prosecution team responsible for the convictions of the Oklahoma City bombing defendants. Larry tried both cases and delivered the prosecution's closing argument in U.S. v. Timothy McVeigh. As a federal prosecutor, he also investigated and tried a wide array of white collar offenses, including securities fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, bank fraud, and antitrust and environmental crimes.
Larry’s dedication to preparation is manifest in his absolute command of the facts of his case, which he presents with respect, decorum and sincerity. His unwavering pledge to providing the best possible defense for his client is reinforced by a personal belief in the critical role juries play in the justice system.
Larry doesn’t lose focus on the importance of the outcome when defending his clients, who are often faced with results that can threaten not only their financial well-being, but also their freedom. This enormous civil responsibility drives him day in and day out to present the requisite information and the most impactful, sensible argument needed to find in favor of his client.
Professional and Community Involvement
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2020; Lawyer of the Year, 2013
Chambers USA, 2007-2019
Indiana Super Lawyers, 2004-2019
Former board of trustees at-large member, University of Evansville
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (1999), University of Evansville