Holly Clarke

E: holly.clarke@fisherbroyles.com

T: (469) 929-1441

Dallas Office

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Practice Areas:

  • Law & Gov’t Contracts
  • General Corporate
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Government
  • International
  • White Collar Litigation and Investigations
  • Antitrust Counseling
  • First Amendment

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Texas
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Texas

Education:

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 2001, with honors 
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. Letters, 1996, cum laude

Corporate Experience:

  • L-3 Communications Aerospace Systems, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Vice President and International Legal Counsel
  • Ms. Clarke has served as the senior legal executive at both General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and L-3 Communications Aerospace Systems shouldering the responsibility for all legal matters including, but not limited to contract procurement, negotiation, international,  labor and employment matters, and disputes

Large Law Firm Experience:

  • Haynes and Boone, LLP

 

Ms. Clarke possesses a unique perspective towards client service. She is business-focused; striving to understand the business goals of each pursuit or transaction to ensure that the legal solution offered not only ensures legal compliance, but is a solution that is efficient and tailored to the business’ needs. This approach has earned her the praise and respect of her colleagues at each of the companies where she has worked and from the parties on the other side of the negotiation table.  Additionally, Ms. Clarke understands the interplay between competing interests in the corporate world, including the political and financial implications of choosing a legal strategy.  She works hard to identify all stakeholders, their concerns, and to address each such concern fully.

Ms. Clarke is a proven expert in the field of U.S. and international government contracting. She has represented clients with contracts at both the state and federal level, including contracts with the DoD (U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy), NASA, DHS, MDA, and GSA. In addition, she has represented clients in both pre- and post-award bid protests before the respective agencies, the GAO, and the Court of Federal Claims.  In addition, she has prosecuted claims at both the agency level and at the boards of contract appeals.

Ms. Clarke also has significant experience representing clients in a wide array of international transactions.  These transactions include being the lead negotiator and legal counsel on a $120+ million USD direct commercial sale contract to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense related to the sale of state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft systems.  She was the lead attorney on three international VVIP aircraft interior contracts, whereby the interiors of customers’ 747 and 787 aircraft were personalized and customized.   She successfully resolved disputes with both the New Zealand Ministry of Defense and a New Zealand subcontractor ensuring the continued performance and ultimate delivery of upgraded C-130 aircraft.  She successfully resolved commercial disputes with an Italian joint-venture partner and earned the praise from her Italian counterparts.  Other representative international transactions include various FMS contracts for the sale of aircraft and manufacturing equipment to such countries as Israel, Australia, and the U.K., establishing a legal presence in India, preparing industrial participation agreements in Spain and the UAE, and ensuring compliance with French and Kuwait labor laws relating to in-country field service representatives working on U.S. government contracts.

Ms. Clarke has also drafted and negotiated countless NDAs, commercial terms and conditions, teaming agreements, severance agreements, and other common commercial contracts.  She is a frequent speaker on matters relating to government contracts, corporate compliance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, ethics, and government investigations.