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Harva R. Dockery

Of Counsel

Harva R. Dockery


T:+1 214 855 8369

For more than 30 years, Harva Dockery has helped public and private companies accomplish their goals in a variety of complex corporate and securities transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, securities offerings, exchange offers, tender offers, proxy contests, going private transactions and workouts. She has represented clients in the energy, manufacturing, food and retail industries and has managed transactions involving master limited partnerships, real estate investment trusts and agricultural farmers' cooperatives.

An attorney here for her entire legal career, Harva became a partner in 1989. She serves as Vice Chair of the Securities Practice Group. She also serves as the Co-Chief Diversity Officer. She is a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee, co-founded and chaired the Dallas Office Women's Initiative and served as a principal in founding the One-Firm Mentoring Program.

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  • Education

    1980 - J.D., University of Texas School of Law
    1975 - B.A., University of Texas

    While attending law school, Harva was a member of the Texas Law Review and served as its Managing Editor (1979-1980). She was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1980.


  • Admissions
    • Texas State Bar
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013 - 2014
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
    • Texas Women Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2014
    • One of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas, National Diversity Council, 2010
    • One of the Top 25 Women Industry Leaders, Dallas Business Journal, 2010
    • One of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas, Texas Diversity Magazine, 2008
    • Diversity First Award, Texas Diversity Leadership Conference, 2006
    • Award of Merit, American Heart Association, 2005
    • Who's Who in America, Marquis
  • Publications
    • Co-author, "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act; Frequently Asked Questions About Research Analysts," Fulbright Briefing, August 29, 2012
    • Co-author with Manny Rivera, "'Proxy Access' Shareholder Proposals in the Upcoming Proxy Season," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, October 18, 2011
    • Co-author with Manny Rivera, "SEC Adopts "Proxy Access" Rule," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, August 2010
    • Co-author, "Corporate Governance At-A-Glance," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Corporate Governance, May 17, 2010
    • Co-author with Neil Gold and Stephen W. Sides, "SEC Issues Final Rules Regarding Changes to Proxy Disclosure," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, January 5, 2010
    • Co-author with Laura Ann Smith, "SEC Issues Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations and Updates Regarding Oil and Gas Disclosure Rules," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, December 8, 2009
    • Co-author with Laura Ann Smith, "SEC Adopts Significant Amendments to Oil and Gas Reporting Disclosures," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Update, January 2009
  • Speaking engagements
    • Co-presenter with Ted Shaw, Steve Euller and Autumn Huiras, "Transitioning to a More Diverse Workplace: Firsthand Insights into the Process," Fulbright Forum Web Seminar, September 7, 2010
    • Co-presenter, "How the New Financial Reform Legislation Affects Publicly Held Companies: Disclosure, Corporate Governance, Enforcement and Other Requirements," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar, August 12, 2010
    • Co-presenter, "Learn from the Leaders - Technology IPOs in Today's Market," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar, April 3, 2010
  • Memberships and activities
    • Texas Diversity Council, Board of Directors, member
    • Dallas Regional Chamber
      • Executive Women's Roundtable, member
      • Distinguished Women Leaders Lecture Series, Chair 2007
    • American Bar Association, member
    • Dallas Bar Association, member
    • Houston Bar Association, member
    • State Bar of Texas, member
    • American Heart Association, Dallas Division
      • Board of Directors
      • Go Red for Women Luncheon, Co-Chair (2006 - 2007)
      • Cotes du Coeur, sponsorship committee Co-Chair (2004)
    • Dallas Women's Foundation
      • Development Committee (2003 - 2005)
      • Fall Grants Committee (2004)