After receiving his two law degrees, Mr. Mackey joined the law firm of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. where he practiced extensively in the areas of corporate and securities law and administrative law. In 1979, he returned to Utah and joined the Salt Lake City law firm of Fabian & Clendenin. He was a shareholder, Vice President, and a director of that firm prior to joining the predecessor of Mackey Price & Mecham in 1989. While at Fabian & Clendenin, Mr. Mackey’s principal areas of practice included corporate and securities law and banking law. Mr. Mackey also served from 1981 to 1988 as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, teaching courses in Constitutional Law and International Law.
Mr. Mackey has been active in community affairs. He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Salt Lake Community College, a member of the Utah State Board of Education, a director of the Harvard Alumni Association in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Vice President of the Columbia Law School Association in New York City, and a director of the Salt Lake Education Foundation. Mr. Mackey has also served as a trustee of Ballet West, the Utah Opera Company, and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation and a director of the Utah Arts Counsel.
Mr. Mackey additionally served on the Utah National Steering Committee in 1992 and 1988 of President George Bush’s Campaign Committee, as Chairman of the Higher Education Committee for Governor Jon Huntsman’s Campaign Committee in 2004, a member of Governor Huntsman’s Transition Committee from 2004 to 2005, a member of the Steering Committee of Governor Michael Leavitt’s Campaign Committee in 1992, and a member of the Executive Committee of Governor Leavitt’s Transition Committee from 1992 to 1993.
Mr. Mackey is a member of the Utah State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar and served on the Utah State Bar Securities Advisory Committee.
Extensive experience in corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, business planning, business sales and divestitures, securities law compliance, shareholder matters, proxy contests, tender offers, joint ventures, limited liability company law, commercial law and insurance law. Has also had significant experience in banking work.