Larry A. Mackey, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis, Indiana office, concentrates on white collar crime defense and complex litigation. Mr. Mackey joined Barnes & Thornburg in 1998 after 18 years as a federal prosecutor and three years as a state prosecutor. He concluded his Department of Justice service on the prosecution team responsible for the convictions of the Oklahoma City bombing defendants. Mr. Mackey 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, antitrust, and environmental crimes.
Mr. Mackey chairs the firm's White Collar Crime Defense Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the representation of corporations and executives subject to federal and state criminal and civil investigation proceedings.
Mr. Mackey has represented multi-international corporations before the SEC and DOJ in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations.
He represents clients as well in complex civil disputes including pre-litigation case assessment and in all trial proceedings.
Mr. Mackey was named by Best Lawyers, a national peer-review legal ranking service, as its 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for its "Criminal Defense: White-Collar in Indianapolis" category. He has also been recognized several times in Chambers USA, Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine and Best Lawyers in America©.
Mr. Mackey received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1973 and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 1999 from the University of Evansville, Indiana, where he currently serves as an at-large member to the University's Board of Trustees. He graduated magna cum laude in 1976 from Indiana University School of Law–Bloomington. Mr. Mackey is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Indianapolis Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the states of Indiana and Illinois, all federal trial courts in Indiana and Illinois, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.